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The Confucian Way as Cultural Transformation: Ogyū Sorai

in Imagining Harmony: Poetry, Empathy, and Community in Mid-Tokugawa Confucianism and Nativism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761574
eISBN:
9780804776394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761574.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines why Ogyū Sorai sought to make Confucianism relevant to managing Tokugawa society by depicting it as a tool for governance in early eighteenth-century Japan. He saw the Confucian ... More


Poetry and the Cultivation of the Confucian Gentleman: The Literary Thought of Ogyū Sorai

in Imagining Harmony: Poetry, Empathy, and Community in Mid-Tokugawa Confucianism and Nativism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761574
eISBN:
9780804776394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761574.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Sorai's views on poetry as a component of the education of the Confucian gentleman, looking at how he values poetry as a method for learning the ancient language in which the ... More


Introduction

in Imagining Harmony: Poetry, Empathy, and Community in Mid-Tokugawa Confucianism and Nativism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804761574
eISBN:
9780804776394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804761574.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter provides background on eighteenth-century Japanese writers, focusing on the philosophy of the Confucian scholar Ogyū Sorai (1666–1728) who believed that an interest in historical ... More


Three-Level Eco-Humanism in Japanese Confucianism: Combining Environmental with Humanist Social Ethics

T. Yamauchi

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the role of eco-holistic environmental ethics, which had Japanese Confucianism as its source, in the success of the Edo-period model of a green and sustainable environment. It ... More


The Way of the Former Kings

Richard Bowring

in In Search of the Way: Thought and Religion in Early—Modern Japan, 1582-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198795230
eISBN:
9780191836534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795230.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

Song-Ming Neo-Confucianism was challenged from yet another angle by the scholar Ogyū Sorai, who agreed that men like Zhu Xi had imposed their own agenda via commentary; but he preferred to go further ... More


A Social History of Japanese Historical Writing

Masayuki Sato

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines Japanese historical writing in the period from 1400 to 1800. Several important types of historiography emerged from the start of the Tokugawa period. One kind was typified by ... More


Life in the Capital

Constantine Nomikos Vaporis

in Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832056
eISBN:
9780824868789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832056.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents a passage in the writing of the Confucian scholar Ogyū Sorai, stating that “for the period of each alternate year, during which the daimyo live in Edo, they live as in an inn ... More


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