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  1. God of Zion / God of Abraham...
  2. Idan
  3. Israel
  4. Jew / Jewish
  5. Palestine

God of Zion / God of Abraham
The Judeo-Christian God

China shàng dì
Japan joutei
God of Zion / God of Abraham / The Judeo-Christian God Wall Scroll

上帝 is how Chinese Christians and Jews refer to God. Yes, there are Chinese Jews whose ancestry dates back to Jewish traders on the silk road. Most have left China for I presume, Israel now. There are also plenty of Christians in China of both the Protestant and Catholic variety. However, the churches are basically run by the government, and the Chinese Catholic church does not recognize the Pope.

Oddly, in my experience, I found the Chinese Protestant church to be much less political compared to Baptist and other Protestant churches that I have attended in America.

上帝 is also the typically-used title for God in Japanese.
However, while you may find this term in old Korean dictionaries, it is an obscure, and rarely-used title for God in modern Korean.

See Also:  Christianity | Jesus Christ


China yī dān
Idan Wall Scroll

伊丹 is a common way to transliterate the name Idan into Mandarin Chinese.

Idan is a common name in Israel, where there is also a city by the same name.


China yǐ sè liè
Israel Wall Scroll

以色列 is the Chinese name for the country of Israel. While geographically located in Asia, Israel tends to politically be closer to Europe.

See Also:  Palestine | Asia | Europe


Japan i su ra e ru
Israel Wall Scroll

イスラエル is Israel in Japanese Katakana.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


China yī sī léi ěr
Israel Wall Scroll

伊斯雷爾 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the Latin / Spanish name Israel

Jew / Jewish

China yóu tài
Jew / Jewish Wall Scroll

猶太 is the title for Jews or the adjective for being Jewish in Chinese.

You may be surprised to learn that there are still a few native Jews in China (though many ethnic Jews moved to Israel). It's believed that they are descendants of traders who traveled the silk road between the Middle East and the Orient.


China bā lè sī tǎn
Palestine Wall Scroll

巴勒斯坦 is the Chinese name for Palestine. Currently, this refers to the Palestinian territories (collectively the territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip) but will still be the same title if a state of Palestine is established.

See Also:  Asia

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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
God of Zion
God of Abraham
The Judeo-Christian God
上帝joutei / joteishàng dì / shang4 di4 / shang di / shangdi shang ti / shangti
Idan 伊丹yī dān / yi1 dan1 / yi dan / yidan i tan / itan
Israel 以色列yǐ sè liè
yi3 se4 lie4
yi se lie
i se lieh
Israel イスラエルi su ra e ru
Israel 伊斯雷爾
yī sī léi ěr
yi1 si1 lei2 er3
yi si lei er
i ssu lei erh
yóu tài / you2 tai4 / you tai / youtai yu t`ai / yutai / yu tai
Palestine 巴勒斯坦bā lè sī tǎn
ba1 le4 si1 tan3
ba le si tan
pa le ssu t`an
pa le ssu tan
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!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.

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.

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