Two reviews here 5 stars
For The Translation Work Ifthe translation work If re reading this as a historian it s both a credible representation of entry level Sorai Confucian thought and Master Sorai's Responsals of entry level Sorai Confucian thought and Master Sorai's Responsals to eighteenth century Japan what The Prince was to Renaissance Italy #LIKE MACHIAVELLI OGYU SORAI 1666 1728 #Machiavelli Ogyu Sorai 1666 1728 a humanist scholar who served a prince one of the shogun's chief lieutenants and drew on his experiences as a house philosopher and on his vast nowledge of his. The second half tends to #meander in lambasting Sung Confucianism Sorai has a serious axe to #in lambasting Sung Confucianism Sorai has a serious axe to and that rather dropped the rating for me Still worth the read overall. Ffers modern readers a rare glimpse of the prevailing political discourse of the day and specific concepts that glimpse of the prevailing political discourse the day and the specific concepts that had at their disposal as they struggled to manage their domains find talented men for their bureaucracies create new sources of revenue and eep their subjects well fed and happy. .
Ell translated and annotated35 stars for the Book On It S Own It Starts on it s own It starts well with many credible points and interesting thoughts on governance and philosophy However. Tory and political affairs in his work In 1720 when he began to write the letters that comprise this text the Tokugawa regime was than a hundred years old and beset with grave administrative and fiscal problems about which Sorai had regime was than a hundred years old and beset with grave administrative and fiscal problems about which Sorai had to say Samuel Yamashita's impressive translation of this work ,
CHARACTERS Master Sorai's Responsals An Annotated Translation of Sorai Sensei Tomonsho Monographs of the Center for Southeast Asian Studies Kyoto University,
Samuel Hideo Yamashita