Filial Piety Classics

The Twenty-Four Filial Exemplars (Èrshí Sì Xiào 二十四孝) has stood for generations as the prime folk document on what filial piety is all about. The collection is part of the Confucian canon. More recently the Chinese government also has put new efforts to promote filial piety as “one of the cores of Chinese culture”, claiming that it is not not only the moral code for maintaining family relationships in Chinese society for thousands of years, but also the traditional virtue of Chinese Nation.”

Below is a collection of English translations of the classical 24 Filial Stories

The 24 Filial Exemplars (Rice University)