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The revival of Neo-Confucianism

The revival of Neo-Confucianism

When the political climate changed, Shushigaku (Neo-Confucius) once again regained a dominant position in the scholarly world.

The Kansei Edict of 1790 made Neo-Confucianism the official doctrine of the state and banned all other schools. Watch Prof. Horikawa explain how it happened and what the result of this movement was.

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Old Book Fig.1 Seisai shiwa, Kyōwa 2 (1809) edition
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Full text can be viewed through National Diet Library of Japan Digital Collection.

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