Ito Jinsai

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Itô Jinsai was a prominent Confucian scholar of the Edo period. Though initially a devotee of the Zhu Xi Neo-Confucianist school of thought, he later turned to advocating a greater focus on the original Confucian teachings of Confucius and Mencius themselves.


  • David Lu, Japan: A Documentary History, ME Sharpe (1997), 245.