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A Review and Reflection on the Controversy of the “Establishment of Confucianism as State Teaching” in Japanese Academia Author: Maki Fukagawa (Research Institute for the Humanities and Social, Ministry of Science and Technology, Oversea Visiting & Scholar Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and Social Sciences, National Taiwan University, Oversea Visiting Scholar)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 62, No. 2
Date:September 2017

In the Han Dynasty, Confucianism was revered by the Emperor, achieving the position of state orthodoxy and becoming the dominant ideology of imperial China. Confucianism remained the mainstream in Chinese society and culture until the downfall of the Qing Dynasty. However, when and how Confucianism became the orthodoxy and the mainstream of Han Dynasty China remain unclear. A traditional understanding of this subject is that Emperor Wu of Han adopted Dong Zhongshu’s suggestion and revered only Confucianism. However, this subject is controversial in Japanese academia, and scholars have been divided on this topic. This approximately 50-year-long controversy is called the controversy of the “Establishment of Confucianism as State Teaching.” The “Establishment of Confucianism as State Teaching” is a cross-cutting topic, but to the author’s best knowledge, few reviews on this controversy are available in the Chinese literature. Therefore, this article reviews and reflects upon the controversy to help readers in Chinese academia gain a better understanding of the matter.

Keywords:state teaching, Dong Zhongshu, dismiss the hundred schools, revere only the Confucians, Confucianism

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APA FormatFukagawa, M. (2017). A review and reflection on the controversy of the “establishment of Confucianism as state teaching” in Japanese academia. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University, 62(2), 55-74.
Chicago FormatFukagawa, ​Maki. “A Review and Reflection on the Controversy of the “Establishment of Confucianism as State Teaching” in Japanese Academia.” Journal of National Taiwan Normal University 62, no. 2 (2017): 55-74.