Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions
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Today’s religious topic is as follows:
“An Yu”, also known as An Hyang (b. 1243 CE—d. 1306), Korean scholar and educator of the Koryoc period (918-1392 CE) who helped to reconstitute the National Academy and establish a state treasury for national education. He is especially famed for his advancement of public education based on CONFUCIANISM and NEO-CONFUCIANISM. In 1287 he accompanied King Chungnyol to the Mongol court in Peking where he encountered the texts of CHU HSI. Returning to Korea, An Yu privately studied these texts and promoted Korean national education based on the Neo-Confucian thought of these works. Eventually he became the director of the MUNMYO, the Korean national shrine to culture. Known as an opponent of Ch’an (ZEN) BUDDHISM in Korea, An Yu was the most famous Confucian scholar of his era
Portrait of An Yu (An Hyang)
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