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    Posted: 24-Aug-2004 at 14:59
I read somewhere that
The Chinese are famous for their exploits with the lance.
The Japanese are famous for their master swordsmanship.
The Koreans are famous for their skill with the bow...

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  Quote Tobodai Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Aug-2004 at 15:04
Although a broad generalization it seem pretty true with what I know.  Korean Hwarang where known for bow specialty, Japanese initially for bow then later for sword specialty, and often heavily armored Chinese cavalry and large numbers of infantry have lances/spears.  Seems logical.
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  Quote demon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Aug-2004 at 17:46
Hmmmm.  Korean also used lances extensively, next to bows of course.  I think Japan also used bows extensively, like that big bow you see on "The last Samurai".  Not sure though
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  Quote Gubook Janggoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-Aug-2004 at 17:53
With bows...China Chose the Crossbow, and japan went with the longbow...the Korean one is a composite me thinks
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