Filial Piety Law and critique of Confucianism in Chinese internet literature

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ปานชีวา บุตราช


This article aims to study a critique of Confucianism in Chinese internet time-travelling-themed literature by analyzing concepts of filial piety in the novel Jin Yi Ye Xing. The main character time-travelled to Ming dynasty and confronted with the elders. The study shows that the author depicts controversy between traditional ethical concepts and the administrative law. Conflicts between characters imply influence of Confucianism dominating Chinese society. The fight of the protagonist thus represents the Chinese subaltern who would not give in to tradition but resist those in power with logic and reason. The text also criticizes the problem of connection system in China and questions the state hegemony about irrationality of filial responsibility law.


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บุตราช ป. (2022). Filial Piety Law and critique of Confucianism in Chinese internet literature. Journal of Human Sciences, 23(3), 172–190. Retrieved from
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