Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)

On Mencius’ Thoughts of Friendship

Authors
Yaxin Cui, Na Yu
Corresponding Author
Na Yu
Available Online 17 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.421How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Mencius, friends, thoughts of friendship
Abstract

As one of the most important representatives of Chinese Confucian Thoughts, Mencius’s thoughts of friendship not only enriched its connotation, but also gave deep social meanings to the activity of making friends. Faced with increasingly frequent social mobility since the end of the Spring and Autumn period, Mencius camp up with thoughts of friendship, including the concept of “making friends with Tao”, the premise of “without three presumptions”, the criterion that “friendship with his virtue”, the principle that “trustworthiness in friendship” and the way of “friendship with kindness” and “urging one to kindness”. It not only provided guidance for people’s friendship at the time, but also laid the foundation for the basic spirit of Chinese traditional friendship. The interpretation and thinking of Mencius’s thoughts of friendship is not only conducive to spreading and inheriting the Confucian friendship culture, but also conducive to people’s understanding of the nature of friendship, promoting the formation of harmonious and friendly interpersonal relationships between people, and maintaining the harmony and stability of the entire society.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Literature, Art and Human Development (ICLAHD 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
17 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-304-2
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201215.421How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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