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Arai Hakuseki

Japanese scholar and official (1657–1725)

1657   -   1725

country of citizenship: Japan
languages spoken, written or signed: Japanese
occupation: philosopher, writer, politician, economist, poet, historian
student of: Kinoshita Jun'an

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Arai Hakuseki (新井 白石, March 24, 1657 – June 29, 1725) was a Confucianist, scholar-bureaucrat, academic, administrator, writer and politician in Japan during the middle of the Edo period, who advised the shōgun Tokugawa Ienobu. His personal name was Kinmi or Kimiyoshi (君美). Hakuseki (白石) was his pen name. His father was a Kururi han samurai Arai Masazumi (新井 正済).
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