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Korean Culture - Filial Piety

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Transcript of Korean Culture - Filial Piety

Filial Piety Conclusion Filial Piety = Etiquette + Pleasure? Definition:
Filial piety is a virtue of respect and faithfully serve one's parents and ancestors. Korean Culture -
Filial Piety Songs About Filial Piety Media About Filial Piety Chinese Chiu Wan Lam Michelle
Fung Ka Hei Rikke
Chan Hoi Pan Ryan
Chan Kwok Chu
Chan Po Chu
Chong Po Ling
Mak Kit Ying
Lai Rong Yi Samantha
53037013 A core virtue of Confucianism :
-introduced to Korea before century
-co-existed with Buddhism
Joseon Dynasty : state’s ruling ideology
Most important value in the culture Korea First virtue in Chinese culture China - Hong Kong Korea China - Hong Kong Confucianism: part of a pan-Asian tradition
the ruling philosophy of Korean culture
Its influence remains TODAY
basis of psyche nowadays strong influence from the west: the spirit of filial piety in HK (compared with Korea)
burden obligation
materialistic needs of parents Korean song Hong Kong song Instill the concept of filial piety through songs
Focus on early childhood education
>> Both HongKongers and Korean emphasize on
filial piety Korea China Nowadays Korea China
“Contract of dutiful son”

son/daughter can inherit their parents' property earlier

But have to fulfill their filial duty and respect parents "filial piety" money

Company distributes filial piety money for workers' parents

encourage workers to concern their parents The traditional meaning of filial piety remains the same nowadays?? Both show their respect of filial piety
through dramas, TV programs or advertisements
educational effect on the public and raise the public awareness on filial piety Festivals in Korea related to Filial Piety give elders a deep traditional bow and say saehae bok mani badeuseyo ("Have a blessed New Year." )
wear hanboks to appreciate ancestors and elders.

give children new year's money in silk luck bags with words of wisdom
give out rice cakes (ddeok) and fruits to children Festivals related to Filial Piety(Ancestor) China & Korea
Long tradition of filial piety
Confucianism :
value and life attitude
Showing respect to parents and other elderly Etiquette Situation: Handing/Receiving something to/from the elders
with both hands
Handing with right hand supported by left hand.
With the head slightly bowed
Rude to use only one hand
Rude to drop money from top to down into the hand (like giving as charity) Eating Manners
Greet the elders before eating

Make concessions of dishes they like to the elders

Refill the bowl with rice by themselves

Take the initiative to help the elders
the elders try dishes first.

Follow the elders’ eating speed

Cover their mouth and turn around their bodies when drink

Refill the glass immediately after it is empty.

Pay for the elders when dining out Work Allocation Festivals (parents) to recognize
-the efforts of mothers and

give presents and perform for their parents and grandparents Third Sunday of June

Second Sunday of May

>celebration honoring fathers and mothers Korean Filial Piety Occupied a dominating place throughout the society Chinese Filial Piety Mostly focus on own family Lunar New Year (the first day of the lunar calendar) Children Parents View respectful behaviours as "automatic" and a must Parent’s Day (May 8th) Younger Korean Younger Chinese towards the elders References http://english.sina.com/china/2012/1022/518901.html
http://www.ask.com/wiki/Korean_New_Year Sung, Kyu Taik. (1998). An Exploration of Actions of Filial Piety. Journal of Aging Studies, 12(4). 369-386 Suwon provincial capital of Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
"The City of Filial Piety". The bell of filial piety makes the traditional filial piety reverberate in our hearts

1st toll - to show gratitude and respect to parents
2nd toll - to wish for family's health and harmony
3rd toll - to wish for the realisation of dreams Mealsee. (2009). Chinese Traditional Eating Manners. Retrieved from http://www.mealsee.com/mealCulture/articleView.aspx?ID=666 More about filial piety in Korea Father’s Day Mother’s Day >>From foreign culture >>Celebration: Yum cha Korea Hong Kong Hong Kong Korea Children can never repay their debt to their parent : popularity of ancestor worship

hold ancestral ceremonies for the previous three generations Eating Manners towards the elders Younger Korean Younger Chinese

Put down their spoons or chopsticks unless the elders do so.

Stick the chopsticks directly into the rice bowl

Leave the table before the elders.

smoke in front of the elders. less aware
liberty and independence
not focus on family value Korean commonly seen in daily lives
integrated into society
most important virtue
collectivism >>> individualism affections & identification Chan Hoi Pan Ryan > China Korea Do Don't Festival Chusok - harvest festival Date 15/8 of the lunar calendar Holiday? Custom cook and set out food to
celebrate their ancestors Yes Ching Ming Festival Either one day from 4/4 to 6/4 Yes sweep tombs, enshrine and worship Traditional culture Songs About Filial Piety Media About Filial Piety Research & Edition :All members


Fung Ka Hei Rikke

Chan Kwok Chu, Angie

Chan Po Chu, Niko

Chong Po Ling, Rachel

Lai Rong Yi Samantha: Presentation : Chiu Wan Lam Michelle
Mak Kit Ying Mag Ruling ideology Main idea of Confucianism stories
E.G The Twenty-four Filial Exemplars. Chan Hoi Pan Ryan
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