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The Dilemma of Filial Piety during the Period of Social Transformation and Its Transcendence

Author TianShengZheng
Tutor ZhuMeiFen
School Nanjing Forestry University
Course Ethics
Keywords social transformation period filial piety filial piety dilemma beyond thenew filial piety
CLC B823.1
Type Master's thesis
Year 2013
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As the foundation of morality and the core of family ethic, filial piety has a long history inChinese traditional ethic and moral concepts. It is necessary to discuss the dilemma of filial pietyduring the period of social transformation and its transcendence in order to build the harmoniousfamily and society. From the aspect of ethics, all sorts of filial piety dilemma during the period ofsocial transformation are researched in this topic. Meanwhile, the causes are analyzedcomprehensively and systematically here. And on this basis, this article put forward the new filialpiety transcending the dilemma of the old one and expatiated connotation and characteristics of it.Therefore, with the key point of family ethic, the thesis focuses on filial piety dilemma and itstranscendence, as well as their principal theoretical value and practical meaning to theconstruction of socialist harmonious family.From the angle of ethics, this essay explores the dilemma of filial piety in the atmosphere ofsocial transformation. It can be divided into four parts:The connotation of traditional Chinese filial piety is summarized. And its positive andnegative effects are analyzed here.The second part focuses on the manifestation of the dilemma of filial piety during the theperiod of social transformation. The current situation of the dilemma during this period arediscussed in this part. And some conception, such as the the period of social transformation, filialpiety and the dilemma of the filial piety are defined simultaneously.The third part makes a further study on the reasons for the dilemma of the filial piety duringthe period of social transformation.Think of the reasons that caused the filial piety predicament ofthe transformation of economic system, the change of family structure, high mobility lifestyle,education of filial piety and the lack of diversified values.The fourth part mainly explores the new filial piety, which is known as the transcendence offilial piety during the period of social transformation. Besides, the connotation and characteristicsof the new filial piety are investigated in this part, as well as the methods to practice the new filialpiety.

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