Departmental Bulletin Paper 中村惕斎の女子教育観 -朱子学の影響と『比賣鑑』-
Nakamura Tekisai’s Views on the Education of Young Women

任, 夢渓

10pp.431 - 453 , 2017-03-31 , 関西大学大学院東アジア文化研究科
文部科学省グローバルCOEプログラム 関西大学文化交渉学教育研究拠点
Nakamura Tekisai (中村惕斎 1629-1702 ) a Confucian Scholar of the early Edo Period, wrote a training manual for girls of over 30 volumes. This manual, called Himekagami(比賣鑑)(meaning literally 'a mirror for young women') was well regarded as a training manual for girls, being highly praised by Fujii Ransai(藤井懶斎,1628-1709) a Confucian scholar and contemporary of Tekisai. Himekagami is unique in the history of girls' education in early modern Japan in that it devotes so many volumes solely to the instruction of young women. In order to understand the overall development of the thinking regarding female education during the Edo Period as well as Tekisai’s specific views on the subject, this paper will examine the contents and unique characteristics of Himekagami, and will also analyze theories of female education in relation to Neo-Confucianism more generally.

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