Kinoshita Jun'an

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Kinoshita Jun'an
Born (1621-07-22)July 22, 1621
Kyoto, Japan
Died January 23, 1699(1699-01-23) (aged 77)
Edo
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Confucian scholar, Philosopher

Kinoshita Jun'an (木下 順庵, 22 July 1621 – 23 January 1699) was a Japanese philosopher and Confucian scholar of the early Edo period, in the Neo-Confucian tradition of Zhu Xi.

Biography[edit]

Born in Kyoto as the second of five brothers, Kinoshita was a child prodigy, and studied under Matsunaga Sekigo.

In 1682, the fifth Tokugawa shōgun, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, appointed him tutor to the court.

A famed educator, Kinoshita's students include Arai Hakuseki (who became advisor to the sixth Tokugawa shōgun, Tokugawa Ienobu), Amenomori Hōshū, Gion Nankai, Muro Kyūsō, Nishiyama Juntai, and Sakakibara Kōshū.

References[edit]

  • Zenan Shu (2009). Cultural and political encounters with Chinese language in early modern Japan : the case of Kinoshita Jun'an (1621-1698), Thesis (D.Phil.), University of Oxford
  • Hiroyuki Takeuchi and Hideto Ueno (1991), 木下順庵 / Kinoshita jun'an. Tokyo: Meitoku Shuppansha.
  • Arai Hakuseki, Joyce Ackroyd (trans.) (1979), Told Round a Brushwood Fire, University of Tokyo Press.