Volume and Number
Occasional Paper No. 1
Edward H. Kaplan
Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University
Maxims for the Well-Governed Household by Chu Yung-ch’un and translated by Edward H. Kaplan is a seventeenth- century essay which maintained broad popularity, especially as a subject for calligraphic and pedagogic exercises, throughout the late Imperial period In China and among traditionalists even well Into republican times. Under an alternative title, Chu Wen-kung chia-hsun (Lord Chu's Household Instructions) it was sometimes mistakenly ascribed to Chu Hsi (1130-1200), often considered the greatest Confucian after Confucius himself, rather than to Its actual author, Chu Yung-ch'un, an indication of the degree to which it embodied for its audience the essence of orthodox Neo-Confucianism.
Publisher (Digital Object)
Resources made available by the Special Collections, Heritage Resources, and Western Libraries, Western Washington University.
Chu Yung-ch'un, Lord Chu's Household Instructions
Zhu, Yungchun, "Maxims for the Well-Governed Household" (1971). East Asian Studies Press. 15.
Copyright 1971 the Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University