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Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Working Together as One / Cooperation
  2. Cooperation / Collaboration
  3. Cooperation
  4. Collaboration / Cooperation / Synergy
  5. Do not fear the task,...
  6. Flexibility
  7. Guide / Help / Cooperate
  8. Energy Sword Body in Concert
  9. Synergy / Cooperative Interaction
10. Unity / United / Solidarity / Cooperation
11. Work Together with One Heart


Working Together as One / Cooperation

China tóng xīn xié lì
Working Together as One / Cooperation Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb means, "to work with a common purpose," "to make concerted efforts," "to pull together," or "to work as one."

Cooperation / Collaboration

China xié zuò
Japan kyou saku
Cooperation / Collaboration Wall Scroll

Cooperation is working together and sharing the load. When we cooperate, we join with others to do things that cannot be done alone. We are willing to follow the rules which keep everyone safe and happy. Together we can accomplish great things.

The first character means "united" or "to coordinate." The second character means "to do," "to make," or "to compose." Knowing this, you can understand why together, these characters create a word that can be defined as "cooperation" in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

It is implied that you are cooperating to create some project or product.


See Also:  Partnership

Cooperation

China xié lì
Japan kyouryoku
Cooperation Wall Scroll

If you look at the second character, which means "strength" or "power," and then you look at the first character, you will see that the first character seems to represent multiple "strengths" together. Thus, you can visually see the meaning of this word as "stronger when working together." The combination of characters that form this word is commonly seen in Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja but not used in China (however, a Chinese person could probably guess the meaning, and it can be pronounced in Chinese).

It is implied that you are cooperating to create some project or product.

This can also be translated as "joint effort."


See Also:  Partnership

Collaboration / Cooperation / Synergy

China xié tóng
Japan kyou dou
Collaboration / Cooperation / Synergy Wall Scroll

This Japanese, Chinese, and Korean word means: to cooperate; in coordination with; coordinated; collaborate; collaboration; collaborative; doing together (as equals).

Some will also use this as a short way to express the western idea of synergy (collaboration for a better result). There's a longer word, 協同作用, that adds "action" to this word, and more directly means synergy.

Do not fear the task,
cooperation will lead to success

Do not fear strong winds waves; just be sure to row in unison
China bù pà fēng làng dà jiù pà jiǎng bù qí
Do not fear the task, / cooperation will lead to success Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb literally translates as: Do not fear strong winds [and] high waves; what [one should] worry about whether or not you're rowing in unison.

Figuratively, this means: However difficult the task, the key to success lies in making collective efforts.

I like to translate this as, "Don't sweat the details, just get together and get it done."

Flexibility

China líng huó xìng
Flexibility Wall Scroll

Flexibility is being open to change. You consider others' ideas and feelings and don't insist on your own way. Flexibility gives you creative new ways to get things done. Flexibility helps you to keep changing for the better. This Chinese word could also be defined as "flexible nature."

Flexibility

Alternate / Japanese version
China róu ruǎn xìng
Japan junansei
Flexibility Wall Scroll

柔軟性 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja word that means "flexibility." It can also mean "compatibility," "pliability," "softness" and "elasticity."


See Also:  Flexibility

Guide / Help / Cooperate

China tí xié
Japan tei kei
Guide / Help / Cooperate Wall Scroll

提携 varies a bit depending on which language you are reading it in.

提携 means to guide and help (younger people) in Chinese.
Cooperation or "working in concert" in Korean.
And, cooperation, tie-up, joint business, link-up in Japanese.

Energy Sword Body in Concert

Spirit, Sword & Body as One
Japan ki ken tai icchi
Energy Sword Body in Concert Wall Scroll

This often gets translated as "Mind Sword Body," or "Spirit, Sword and Body as One." But I think these translations don't tell you enough about what this is really saying.

In this context, 気, which is the modern Japanese version of 氣, means spiritual and unseen energy or "life energy." In some cases, 気 can be translated as spirit, feeling, or nature. If defined as mind, it's more about invisible or intangible part of one's mind (or soul).

剣 is the Japanese version of 劍 meaning sword.

体 is the modern Japanese version of 體 meaning body.

The Kanji 一 means one, and in this case suggests "all in one." The Kanji 到 means to send, deliver, or convey. But together, 一到 suggests all these things in agreement, union cooperation, or in concert.

Synergy / Cooperative Interaction

China xié tóng zuò yòng
Japan kyou dou sa you
Synergy / Cooperative Interaction Wall Scroll

協同作用 is probably the best way to express "synergy" in Chinese and Japanese. 協同作用 is not a particularly-common word in either language, so you might want to look at "cooperation."

Unity / United / Solidarity / Cooperation

Join Forces / Rally Together
China tuán jié
Japan dan ketsu
Unity / United / Solidarity / Cooperation Wall Scroll

團結 / 糰結 means to join forces, unity, united, union, combination, cooperation or solidarity.

Regarding solidarity, this was part of the Chinese title used for the Solidarity Workers Union in Poland. In some circumstances, this can mean "hold a rally."

While there's not a perfect match to the English word "unity" in Chinese, this word is pretty close. It contains the idea of joining forces, and working as one. It could even mean to rally together to achieve a goal, or defeat a common enemy.


団 There are several variations of these characters such as 团结, 団結, 團結, 糰結, etc. Modern Japanese will write it 団結. Just the first Kanji varies. Click on the image of that modern Japanese first Kanji to the right if you want this version instead of the traditional one.

Work Together with One Heart

China qí xīn xié lì
Work Together with One Heart Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb mean, "to work with a common purpose," "to make concerted efforts," "to pull together," or "to work as one (or as if with one heart)".


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Working Together as One
Cooperation
同心協力
同心协力
tóng xīn xié lì
tong2 xin1 xie2 li4
tong xin xie li
tongxinxieli
t`ung hsin hsieh li
tunghsinhsiehli
tung hsin hsieh li
Cooperation
Collaboration
協作
协作
kyou saku / kyousaku / kyo saku / kyosakuxié zuò / xie2 zuo4 / xie zuo / xiezuo hsieh tso / hsiehtso
Cooperation 協力
协力
kyouryoku / kyoryokuxié lì / xie2 li4 / xie li / xieli hsieh li / hsiehli
Collaboration
Cooperation
Synergy
協同
协同
kyou dou / kyoudou / kyo do / kyodoxié tóng / xie2 tong2 / xie tong / xietong hsieh t`ung / hsiehtung / hsieh tung
Do not fear the task, cooperation will lead to success 不怕風浪大就怕槳不齊
不怕风浪大就怕桨不齐
bù pà fēng làng dà jiù pà jiǎng bù qí
bu4 pa4 feng1 lang4 da4 jiu4 pa4 jiang3 bu4 qi2
bu pa feng lang da jiu pa jiang bu qi
pu p`a feng lang ta chiu p`a chiang pu ch`i
pu pa feng lang ta chiu pa chiang pu chi
Flexibility 靈活性
灵活性
líng huó xìng
ling2 huo2 xing4
ling huo xing
linghuoxing
ling huo hsing
linghuohsing
Flexibility 柔軟性
柔软性
junanseiróu ruǎn xìng
rou2 ruan3 xing4
rou ruan xing
rouruanxing
jou juan hsing
joujuanhsing
Guide
Help
Cooperate
提携tei kei / teikeití xié / ti2 xie2 / ti xie / tixie t`i hsieh / tihsieh / ti hsieh
Energy Sword Body in Concert 気剣体一致 / 氣劍體一致
气剑体一致
ki ken tai icchi
kikentaiicchi
ki ken tai ichi
kikentaiichi
Synergy
Cooperative Interaction
協同作用
协同作用
kyou dou sa you
kyoudousayou
kyo do sa yo
kyodosayo
xié tóng zuò yòng
xie2 tong2 zuo4 yong4
xie tong zuo yong
xietongzuoyong
hsieh t`ung tso yung
hsiehtungtsoyung
hsieh tung tso yung
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.