Jing (Chinese: 敬; pinyin: Jìng) is a concept in Chinese philosophy which is typically translated as "reverence." It is often used by Confucius in the term gōngjìng (Chinese: 恭敬), meaning "respectful reverence". The Confucian notion of respect has been likened to the later, western Kantian notion. For Confucians, jìng requires yì, or righteousness, and a proper observation of rituals (lǐ). To have jìng is vitally important in the maintenance of xiào, or filial piety.
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