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Kinoshita Jun'an

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  • Born: 1621
  • Died: 1698
  • Other Names: Boku-sensei, Kyôsei, Heinojô, Naomiki
  • Japanese: 木下順庵 (Kinoshita Jun'an)

Kinoshita Jun'an was a prominent Confucian scholar of the 17th century, an expert specifically in Neo-Confucianism in the tradition of Zhu Xi. He was the teacher of a number of other prominent scholars, including Arai Hakuseki, Amenomori Hôshû, Muro Kyûsô, the painter Gion Nankai, Sakakibara Kôshû, and Nishiyama Juntai.

He was born in Kyoto, and studied under Matsunaga Sekigo, a disciple in turn of Fujiwara Seika. He later entered the service of the Maeda clan of Kaga han, and in 1682 became a tutor to Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi.

References

  • Arai Hakuseki, Joyce Ackroyd (trans.), Told Round a Brushwood Fire, University of Tokyo Press (1979), 310n12.
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