An Hyang (1243–1306) also known as An Yu was a leading Confucian scholar born in Yeongju in present-day South Korea. He was from the Clan Ahn of Sunheung. He is considered the founder of Neo-Confucianism in Korea, introducing Song Confucianism to the Goryeo kingdom. An Hyang visited China, transcribing the works of Zhu Xi and bringing his copy and portraits of Confucius and Zhu Xi to Korea to use in his revitalization of Confucianism. He strove to replace Buddhism with Confucianism.
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