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Yi Yulgok (1536–84)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-G206-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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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.

Citing this article:
Ro, Young-Chan. Yi Yulgok (1536–84), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-G206-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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