18th-century seonbi writing together.
The wandering seonbi is a common figure in Korean depictions of the Joseon period. For instance, a seonbi appears as one of the characters in the Hahoe mask dance, where he competes with a yangban character (although the majority of seonbi were in fact of yangban status).
Today, public intellectuals in South Korea sometimes argue for a return to the "seonbi spirit."
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