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Yi Yulgok (1536–84)

DOI
10.4324/9780415249126-G206-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G206-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved January 23, 2019, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/yi-yulgok-1536-84/v-1

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Yulgok was one of the foremost neo-Confucian scholars in Korea during the Yi (Chosôn) dynasty. He is considered one of two pillars, along with Yi T’oegye, of the Korean neo-Confucian tradition. Yulgok, an active statesman and educator as well as scholar, not only compiled the theories of previous Confucian scholars of China and Korea but, more importantly, developed his own interpretations of them.

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Ro, Young-Chan. Yi Yulgok (1536–84), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G206-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/yi-yulgok-1536-84/v-1.
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