HAYASHI RAZAN(–) Hayashi Razan, the Japanese Confucianist, helped establish the Zhu Xi (Japanese: Shushi) school as the state doctrine of the. HAYASHI RAZAN (–), also commonly referred to as Hayashi Dōshun; Japanese Confucian thinker of the early Tokugawa period. Hayashi Razan was. Hayashi Razan was the first official Confucian advisor to the The first of the Hayashi clan shogunal advisors during the Edo period.

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Hayashi, who was born in Kyoto, began studying Confucianism at the age of twenty-two, under Hayasih Seika — and like his teacher abandoned Buddhism for the Neo-Confucianism of the twelfth-century Chinese philosopher Zhu Xi. The intellectual foundation of Razan’s life’s work was based on early studies with Fujiwara Seika —the first Japanese scholar who is known for a close study of Confucius and the Confucian commentators.

Help us improve this article! Hayashi Razan and his haysahi played a significant role is helping to crystallize the theoretical underpinnings of the Tokugawa regime. Tsukishima Hiroshi kanreki kinen Tokyo: New with iust the plain text, some in large print some in small. The Role of Fujiwara Seika and Hayashi Razan Raza,offers both a cogent analysis of Razan’s thought and translations of important passages from his writings.


During that time he met a Korean scholar, Kang Hangwho had been brought to Japan as a prisoner during the Japanese invasion of Korea, and who became a strong influence on Seika.

His social and ethical philosophy contributed to the education of the newly emerged samurai class, leading to widespread intellectual activity in Japan. Razan helped to legitimize the role of the militaristic bakufu at the beginning of its existence.


Seika was a Rinzai Zen monk from an early age, but finally left Buddhism to study Chinese thought and literature. To cite this article click here for a list of acceptable citing formats. Japanese girls are cute Author. I llryrrslri ltlrzlrn’s Vcrrrilt’trl: Ieyasu wanted to use Neo-Confucianism to establish a strong system of order in his government and among the samuraibut Seika did not wish to serve in the Tokugawa Shogunate in an official capacity.

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Razan founded a Shinto school whose teaching was the adoration of the Gods through homage kei in Neo-Confucianism. In he became a pupil of the Confucian scholar Fujiwara Seika and on the recommendation of his master was employed by the shogunate, beginning in An explanatory book on Kokyoone of the classics of Chinese Nayashi, it is written in plain Japanese.

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Razan’s emphasis on the values inherent in a static conservative perspective provided the intellectual underpinnings for the Edo bakufu. It was rn fact the Ge Zhi recension of the text that was printed by Ieyasu in ,r Huruda, Jogan setlo no kenfuta, pp.

Fujiwara recommended his talented pupil to Tokugawa Ieyasu as official adviser, a post Hayashi continued to fill under Ieyasu’s successors.

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However, by and large Razan was more noted for his wide-ranging knowledge than for the originality or compelling nature of his interpretation of Confucianism. He served the first hayadhi Tokugawa shoguns, tutoring them in Neo-Confucianism and history. Inoue Shobo, i,g63pp. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia.

Razan is said to have had a hand in the…. Chosdn sidae ilbon kwa sdjdk korluldngu. Paul Norbury, 1’pp. A Confucian scholar from the early Edo period, who studied under the tutelage of Fujiwara Seika.

Tokugawa Ieyasu provided books to Enko-ji temple and had them establish a school.

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