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Are there samurai in Korean culture?

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Korean culture inherits far more from Chinese culture than it does from the Japanese, such as traditional dress and language (over half of Korean words are inherited from Chinese language). Notably, one of the interesting (for the time) aspects of the samurai was the expectation that they should study both the literary arts and warfare. read more

GURPS Martial Arts (it's no solid historical work and I didn't manage to find any better source) states they were more like Robin Hood than Lancelot - they were not upper class like samurai. Korean Hwarang are approximation of Samurai from the other side - they were upper class young men probably serving as warriors, but it's not their defining feature. read more

Samurai was a class or rank in medieval Japan. Very similar to the European medieval knight, a samurai might be a land-owning noble or they might be working for one, but their birth gave them rank above the peasants and merchants. read more

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