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  • noun Plural form of yangban.


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  • My seven provinces I governed mainly through needy yangbans, selected for me by Yunsan.

    Chapter 15

  • I became patron of the sport of wrestling, and revived archery among the yangbans.

    Chapter 15

  • I mean, even after living in East Asia for fifteen years, I’m still not really aware of distinctively Korean imagery, aside from the traditional dress and while I am aware of* the old yangbans, they don’t really seem very comparable with the samurai in branding terms, if nothing else, and know some of the basic forms of the traditional architecture and some of the food, I don’t really know much at all.

    Disparity Studies


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