Ando Shoeki

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Andō".

Andō Shōeki (安藤 昌益?, 1703 – November 29, 1762) was a Japanese philosopher of the 18th century. He rejected much of the Buddhist and Confucian thinking prevailing in Edo period Japan.[1] He also opposed feudalism in the political system.


  • Andō, Shōeki (1992). Animal Court: A Political Fable from Old Japan. Diane Pub Co. 
  • Andō, Shōeki (1991). Ando Shoeki: Selected Writings. New Holland Publishers. 
  • Norman, E. Herbert (1949). Ando Shoeki and the Anatomy of Japanese Feudalism. Asiatic Society of Japan. 
  • Yasunaga, Toshinobu (1992). Ando Shoeki: Social and Ecological Philosopher in Eighteenth-Century Japan. New York: Weatherhill. 


  1. ^ Karine Marandjian, Unseen paradise: the image of Holland in the writings of Ando Shoeki, in The Japanese and Europe: Images and Perceptions (2000), edited by Bert Edström.