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Yamato Nagaoka

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  • Birth: 698
  • Death: 769
  • Other Names: Yamato no Nagaoka
  • Japanese: 大和長岡

Yamato Nagaoka was a leading authority on the Tang legal system in the early Nara period. He was born to an assistant minister of justice and sent to China as a legal specialist on the diplomatic mission of 716. He stayed only briefly in China, returning to Japan soon after to help author the Yōrō Code compiled in 718 (Yōrō 2).

References

  • Zhenping, Wang. Ambassadors from the Islands of Immortals: China-Japan Relations in the Han-Tang Period, Association for Asian Studies and University of Hawai'i Press, HI, 2005.
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