Lê Quát () was a 14th-century Vietnamese Confucian mandarin of the Trần dynasty.[1] He is best known for his proposal in 1370 to have Buddhism in Vietnam, the favoured religion of the Trần dynasty, deemed as heretical. This was the first such attempt, and it failed, although Confucianism came to be the ruling doctrine under the subsequent Lê dynasty.[2]

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  1. ^ Việt Nam: Borderless Histories - Page 67 Nhung Tuyet Tran, Anthony Reid - 2006 "In this first formal attack in 1370, a Confucian official named Lê Quát attempted, without much success, to brand Buddhism as heretical and to promote Confucianism.81 Times had drastically changed by Ngô Sĩ Liên's Lê dynasty."
  2. ^ The Vietnam review: Volume 3 1997 "Buddhism The close association between kingship and Buddhism established by the Ly founder prevailed until the end of the Trân. That Buddhism was the people's predominant faith is seen in this complaint by the Confucian scholar Lê Quát ."
  • Insun, Yu (2006). Tran, Nhung Tuyet; Reid, Anthony (eds.). Viet Nam: borderless histories. University of Wisconsin Press. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-299-21774-7.