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" There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. "
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 433
1911
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Ancestor-worship and Japanese Law

Nobushige Hozumi - Ancestor worship - 1901 - 92 pages
...without leaving a son to perpetuate the worship of his ancestors and himself. Mencius (S1? ) says. "There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them." (^-^-WHffi^^^c) In passing, it may be noted that the other two unfilial things are the encouragement...
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The Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents, Volume 14

Kindergarten - 1902 - 732 pages
...of saying: 'What shall 1 think of this? What shall I think of this?' I cannot do anything with him." "There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them." "Good laws are not equal to winning the people by good instruction." "The great man is he who does...
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The Campaign with Kuropatkin

Douglas Story - Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905 - 1905 - 374 pages
...the mother who bore him. So he lived. Besides, he had no son to do his memory Mencius has said : " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of these." The Chung Choong could not depart this life with so great a sin upon his conscience. Accordingly,...
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Transactions and Proceedings of the Japan Society, London, Volume 7

Japan Society of London - Japan - 1908 - 590 pages
...importance of the continuity of the house and of the ancestral worship. " There are," says Mencius, " three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them." The other two, by the way, are the encouragement of parents in unrighteousness, and failure to succour...
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Christianity as a Social Factor in Modern Japan

Allen Klein Faust - Christianity - 1909 - 104 pages
...have given woman the low position which she formerly occupied in Japan and elsewhere. Mencius says: "There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them." The one and only object of marriage was the perpetuation of worship.2 There simply must be posterity....
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Report of commission II: The church in the mission field

Missions - 1910 - 408 pages
...taken under pressure of the dominating ideas of filial piety and ancestor worship. Mencius said : " There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them " (Life and Works of Mencius, Legge, p. 25o). This, of course, is said in the belief of the necessity...
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The Changing Chinese: The Conflict of Oriental and Western Cultures in China

Edward Alsworth Ross - China - 1911 - 388 pages
...the cultivator owns his land and implements and pays tribute to no man. For a grinding mass poverty that cannot be matched in the Occident there remains...is the parent's prerogative — he wants to see his son settled as soon as possible. Before his son is twenty-one he provides him with a wife as a matter...
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The Changing Chinese: The Conflict of Oriental and Western Culture in China

Edward Alsworth Ross - China - 1911 - 388 pages
...r It is believed that unless twice a year certain \ rites are performed and paper money is burned J at a man's grave by a male descendant, his spirit...the greatest of them." It is a man's first concern, therefore^Ja apouro tho sviccoscionin the male line. He not only wants a number of sons, but — since...
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The Chinese at Home: Or, The Man of Tong and His Land

James Dyer Ball - China - 1911 - 448 pages
...work The Pith of the Classics : The Chinese Classics in Everyday Life. A Popular Excuse classics—" There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them "—is used as the reason for taking a wife, and especially for taking a concubine, when a man is without...
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中西四书

China - 1914 - 640 pages
...the ancients, would have acted with a view to eating and drinking. CHAPTKE XXVI. 1 • Mencius said, "There are three things which are unfilial, and to have no posterity is the greatest of them. 2. "Shun married, without informing his parents, because of this, — lest he should have no posterity....
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