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Ritsuryo (律令) is the historical law system based on the philosophies of Confucianism and Chinese Legalism in Japan. The political system in accord to Ritsuryo is called "Ritsuryosei" (律令制). Kyaku (格) or Shiki (式) are amendments to Rituryo. This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc. ... Legalism is an approach to the analysis of legal questions characterised by abstract logical reasoning focusing on the applicable legal text, such as a constitution, legislation, or case law, rather than on the social, economic, or political context. ...


During Nara period (710 - 794), the imperial court, trying to replicate China's rigorous political system, created and enforced some collections of Ritsuryo. Later, Rituryo had become obsolete, as the shogunate came to be the principal political system where the code of samurai was respected. History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban contacts Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The Nara period (奈良時代) of the History of Japan covers... Events End of the Asuka period, the second and last part of the Yamato period and beginning of the Nara period in Japan. ... Events Kyoto becomes the Japanese capital. ... This page is about the Japanese ruler and military rank. ... Japanese samurai in armour, 1860 photograph. ...


Major establishments of Rituryo were:

  • Asukayomigahara-ritsuryo (飛鳥浄御原令; 689) - 22 volumes.
  • Taihou-ritsuryo (大宝律令; 701) - it was now lost.
  • Yourou-ritsuryo (養老律令; 718) - it was done by Fujiwara no Fuhito and others.

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The Founding of Dazaifu - Fukuoka History - A Forum For Research on Kyushu (10827 words)
In the previous chapters we examined the ritsuryo state (which was established in the seventh century and based upon the Chinese legal system) from two angles; first, a "top view" focusing on the central elite and their ideas of statehood, and second, a "bottom view" showing how the state interacted with local Japan.
Having established the chronological limits of the ritsuryo state, I would like to examine another type of limit: the geographical fringes of state authority, where institutions of local control were significantly different from those in the interior.
Although, as I have indicated, the boundaries of the early ritsuryo state more or less followed those of the earlier Yamato polity, it is significant that these zones only came to be visualized as boundaries at the beginning of the ritsuryo period.
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