Hayashi H?k?, 1st rector of Yushima Seid?
|Occupation||Neo-Confucian scholar, academic, administrator, writer|
|Subject||Japanese history, literature|
|Children||Hayashi Ry?k?, son|
|Relatives||Hayashi Gah?, father|
Hayashi Razan, grandfather
Hayashi H?k? (? , January 11, 1644 – July 22, 1732), also known as Hayashi Nobutatsu, was a Japanese Neo-Confucian scholar, teacher and administrator in the system of higher education maintained by the Tokugawa bakufu during the Edo period. He was a member of the Hayashi clan of Confucian scholars.
H?k? was the tutor of Tokugawa Tsuneyoshi.
Following in the footsteps of his father, Hayashi Gah?, and his grandfather, Hayashi Razan, H?k? would be the arbiter of official neo-Confucian doctrine of the Tokugawa shogunate. As a result of his urging, the sh?gun invested Confucian scholars as samurai.
H?k? was the third Hayashi clan Daigaku-no-kami of the Edo period. After 1691, H?k? is known as the first official rector of the Sh?hei-k? (afterwards known as the Yushima Seid?) which was built on land provided by the sh?gun. This institution stood at the apex of the country-wide educational and training system which was created and maintained by the Tokugawa shogunate. Gah?'s hereditary title was Daigaku-no-kami, which, in the context of the Tokugawa shogunate hierarchy, effectively translates as "head of the state university.
The scholars of the Hayashi school were taught to apply what they had learned from a Confucian curriculum. Typically, they applied the Confucian texts conservatively, relying on Soong Confucian anlayis and metaphysical teachings.