Filial Piety and the Implementation of Taking Care of Elderly People in Vietnamese Families at Present Time

Authors

  • Nguyen Thi Tho Hanoi National University of Education, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thanh Binh Free University of Berlin, Germany

Abstract

Filial piety is a concept originating with Confucianism. In somewhat general terms, filial piety means to be good to one´s
parents; to take care of one´s parents; to engage in good conduct not just towards parents but also outside the home so as to bring a
good name to one´s parents and ancestors; to perform the duties of one´s job well so as to obtain the material means to support parents
as well as carry out sacrifices to the ancestors; not be rebellious; show love, respect and support; display courtesy; ensure male heirs,
uphold fraternity among brothers; wisely advise one´s parents, including sorrow for their sickness and death; and carry out sacrifices
after their death. But a core ideal of filial piety is the fulfillment of child´s obligations to the parent. In every stage of history, Vietnamese
people always attach very much importance to filial piety. Children always try to do best things for their parents to repay their sacrifice for
them.

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Published

2012-09-01

How to Cite

Tho, N. T. ., & Binh, N. T. . (2012). Filial Piety and the Implementation of Taking Care of Elderly People in Vietnamese Families at Present Time. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 2(3), 227. Retrieved from https://www.richtmann.org/journal/index.php/jesr/article/view/11885