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Jiafan 家範 "Models for a Family"


The Jiafan 家範 a Confucian treatise written by the Northern Song period 北宋 (960-1126) scholar Sima Guang 司馬光. The 10 juan "scrolls" long treatise begins with the hexagram jiaren 家人 "The family" and a résumé of the Confucian Classics Daxue 大學, Xiaojing 孝經, and the chapter Yaodian 堯典 of the Shangshu 尚書. In 19 chapters, Sima Guang explains how the classics talked about order and harmony within a family, referring to many examples in history, how harmony was ensured or restored by righteousness and the strict adherence to one's personal position in the familiary hierarchy.

Source: Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典, vol. 2, p. 1553. Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe.

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