Neo-Confucianism in Japan

Neo-Confucianism in Japan

Belatedly, Neo-Confucianism also made its way into Japan, where it became the hegemonial frame of thought during the Edo period (1603-1867). Japanese Neo-Confucians tended to take almost as much interest in the Wang Yangming interpretations of the classics as in those of Zhu Xi. Japanese Neo-Confucians such as Hayashi Razan and Arai Hakuseki were instrumental in the formulation of Japan's dominant early modern political philosophy.


* Fujiwara Seika (1561-1619)
* Hayashi Razan (1583-1657)
* Nakai Tōju (1608-1648)
* Yamazaki Ansai (1619-1682)
* Kumazawa Banzan (1619-1691)
* Kinoshita Jun'an (1621-1698)
* Yamaga Sokō (1622-1685)
* Itō Jinsai (1627-1705)
* Kaibara Ekken (aka Ekiken) (1630-1714)
* Satō Naokata (1650?-1719)
* Asami Keisai (1652-1712)
* Arai Hakuseki (1657-1725)
* Muro Kyūsō (1658-1734)
* Miyake Sekian (1665-1730)
* Ogyū Sorai (1666-1728)
* Amenomori Hōshū (1668-1755)
* Itō Tōgai (1670-1736)
* Matsumiya Kanzan (1686-1780)
* Goi Ranshū (1697-1762)
* Nakai Chikuzan (1730-1804)
* Ōshio Heihachirō (1793-1837)
* Yamada Hōkoku (1805-1877)

ee also

*Kyōhō Reforms

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