Hayashi Ryūkō, 2nd rector of Yushima Seidō
|Occupation||Neo-Confucian scholar, academic, administrator, writer|
|Subject||Japanese history, literature|
|Children||Hayashi Hōkoku, son|
|Relatives||Hayashi Hōkō, father
Hayashi Gahō, grandfather
Hayashi Razan, great-grandfather
Hayashi Ryūkō (林 榴岡?, 1681 – December 11, 1758) was a Japanese Neo-Confucian scholar, teacher and administrator in the system of higher education maintained by the Tokugawa bakufu during the Edo period. He was a member of the Hayashi clan of Confucian scholars.
Hōkō was the fourth Hayashi clan Daigaku-no-kami of the Edo period.
Hōkō is known as the second official rector of the Shōhei-kō. This academy would come to be known as the Yushima Seidō) . This institution stood at the apex of the country-wide educational and training system which was created and maintained by the Tokugawa shogunate. Ryūkō's hereditary title was Daigaku-no-kami, which, in the context of the Tokugawa shogunate hierarchy, effectively translates as "head of the state university.
- Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric et al. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia, p. 880.
- De Bary, William et al. (2005). Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vol. 2, p. 443.
- De Bary, William Theodore, Carol Gluck, Arthur E. Tiedemann. (2005). Sources of Japanese Tradition, Vol. 2. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 9780231129848; OCLC 255020415
- Nussbaum, Louis Frédéric and Käthe Roth. (2005). Japan Encyclopedia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-01753-5; OCLC 48943301
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