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Arai Hakuseki
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Kinmi, Kimiyoshi, Kageyu, Yogorō, Denzō

Date of Birth: 24 March 1657

Place of Birth: Edo (present-day Tokyo)

Date of Death: 29 June 1725

Place of Death: Edo


Arai Hakuseki was the pen name of Arai Kinmi, a prominent neo-Confucian scholar and administrator in late 17th- and early 18th-century Japan. Born into a Samurai family in Edo on 24 March 1657, he rose to prominence within the Tokugawa establishment after workin…

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Morris, James Harry, “Arai Hakuseki”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <>

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