Custom Pride Chinese & Japanese Calligraphy Wall Scroll

We have many options to create artwork with Pride characters on a wall scroll or portrait.

Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Pride
  2. Asian Pride / Oriental Pride...
  3. Prideful Mind...
  4. Proud / Pride / Lofty-Minded
  5. Gay Pride
  6. Self-Respect / Self-Esteem
  7. Confidence / Faithful Heart
  8. Excellence
  9. No arrogance in victory, No despair in defeat.
10. Proud Of One’s Name
11. Self-Reliance
12. Self-Confidence


Pride

China zì zūn
HK chi juen
Japan jison
Pride Wall Scroll

This word can mean "pride," "self-respect" or "self-esteem." The first character means "oneself" and the second can mean revered, valuable, precious, noble, exalted, honorable or simply "pride."

I have also seen this two-character word translated as "amour propre," self-regard, and self-pride.

This word is universal between Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and Korean Hanja written languages. It may also be understood in old Vietnamese (they once used Chinese characters as well).

Pride

China zì háo
Pride Wall Scroll

This word is used to convey "feeling a sense of pride." This can be the pride you feel in yourself, or the sense of pride in belonging to a certain group, team or organization.

Asian Pride / Oriental Pride
Asian Pryde / AZN Pryde

China dōng fāng zì zūn
HK dung fong chi juen
Japan tou hou zi son
Asian Pride / Oriental Pride / Asian Pryde / AZN Pryde Wall Scroll

東方自尊 is the most universal way to write "Asian Pride."

We worked on this one for a long time. The effort involved both Chinese and Japanese translators and lengthy discussions. If you have been searching for this term, there is a reason that it's hard to find the way to write "Asian Pride" in Chinese and Japanese - it's because of the inherent difficulties in figuring out a universal combination of characters that can be read in all languages that use forms of Chinese characters.

This final solution that you see to the left creates a reasonable title in Chinese, and an exotic (perhaps unusual) title in Japanese (This could be read as "Eastern Self-Respect" in Japanese").
Although not as natural, it does have the same meaning in Korean Hanja and the older-generation of Vietnamese people will be able to read it too.

The first two characters literally mean "Oriental" and the second two mean "pride," "self-esteem," or "self-respect" (we chose the most non-arrogant way to say "pride"). If you have "Asian Pride" (sometimes spelled Asian Pryde) these are the characters for you.

Note: For those of you that wonder, there is nothing technically wrong with the word "Oriental." It is a correct word, and any bad meanings were created by so-called "Asian Americans" and Caucasians in the United States. To say "Asian" would not completely correct to the intended meaning, since that would include people from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, India, and portions of Russia.

For further proof, if you were of East Asian ancestry and born in England, you would be known as a "British Oriental" (The "Oriental stigma" is basically an American creation and, therefore, applies mostly to the American English language - where they get a bit overzealous with political correctness).

Further, since the Chinese and Japanese word for Oriental is not English, it can not be construed having ill-meaning. One trip to China or Japan, and you will find many things titled with these two characters such as malls, buildings, and business names. These places also use "Oriental" as their English title (much as we do, since our Chinese business name starts with these same two characters).

In short, the first two character have the meaning that Americans attach to "Asian" but is more technically correct.

Prideful Mind
Self-Respecting Heart

China zì zūn xīn
Japan ji son shin
Prideful Mind / Self-Respecting Heart Wall Scroll

This Japanese and Korean word means "pride" or "self-respect."

The first Kanji/Hanja means oneself. The second can mean revered, valuable, precious, noble or exalted. And the last Kanji/Hanja means heart, mind and/or spirit.


While these characters make sense and hold the same general meaning in Chinese, this is not a normal Chinese word. This selection should only be used if your audience is Japanese or Korean.


See Also:  Respect | Self-Reliance | Self-Control | Self-Discipline

Proud / Pride / Lofty-Minded

China ào shì
Proud / Pride / Lofty-Minded Wall Scroll

傲世 is a word used to describe someone that is very proud, and holds themselves above others but with a valid (earned) reason to do so. 傲世 is what you would use to describe the way a mighty general of ancient China like Cao Cao acted or a more modern person like General Patton carried himself.

If you hang this word on your wall it suggests that you hope to achieve that same level of pride from accomplishment.

Gay Pride

China tóng xìng liàn zì háo gǎn
Gay Pride Wall Scroll

Gay Pride is kind of a new idea in China. In fact, it's so new, that we may have just started the movement by translating this phrase.

If they ever do start having gay pride parades in China, my best guess is that these 6 characters will constitute the term they use to title the parade / movement.

Who knows, maybe in 10 years they will have a pride parade march straight past Tian'anmen Square on Chang An Street (the main drag in Beijing).

Self-Respect / Self-Esteem

China zì zūn
Japan jison
Self-Respect / Self-Esteem Wall Scroll

This word means self-respect or self-esteem in Chinese, Korean and Japanese. It can also mean "pride in oneself."

Note: Japanese sometimes put the character for heart after these two. However, this two-character word is universal between all three languages (which is often better since more than a third of the world's population can read this version as a native word).

Confidence / Faithful Heart

China xìn xīn
Japan shin jin
Confidence / Faithful Heart Wall Scroll

信心 is a Chinese, Japanese, and Korean word that means confidence, faith, or belief in somebody or something.

The first character means faith, and the second can mean heart or soul. Therefore, you could say this means "faithful heart" or "faithful soul."

In Korean especially, this word has a religious connotation.

In old Japanese Buddhist context, this was a word for citta-prasāda (clear or pure heart-mind).
In modern Japan (when read by non-Buddhists), this word is usually understood as, "faith," "belief" or "devotion."


See Also:  Self-Confidence

Excellence

China zhuó yuè
Japan taku etsu
Excellence Wall Scroll

Excellence is doing your best, giving careful attention to every task and every relationship.

This word can also be defined as excellence, remarkable, surpassing, splendid, transcendence, preeminence, or distinguished. Sometimes it can mean "superiority."

No arrogance in victory, No despair in defeat.

China shèng bù jiāo bài bù něi
No arrogance in victory, No despair in defeat. Wall Scroll

勝不驕敗不餒 is a Chinese proverb suggesting you should have no arrogance when you experience a victory and not to despair in failure or defeat.

Proud Of One’s Name

China xíng bù gēng míng zuò bù gǎi xìng
Proud Of One’s Name Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb means, "I am who I am (and I'm not ashamed)."

Figuratively, it means to be proud of one's name and stand by one's actions.

Self-Reliance

China zì shì
Self-Reliance Wall Scroll

自恃 means self-reliance but is often used to mean self-confidence or the state of being self-assured.

Basically this means you can rely on yourself (with a slight suggestion that others can rely on you as well).

The first character means "oneself" while the second means "to rely upon."


See Also:  Confidence | Self-Confidence

Self-Confidence

China zì xìn
Japan jishin
Self-Confidence Wall Scroll

This word is created by simply putting the character for "faith/believe/confidence" with the character for "oneself" in front of it.

The literal translation holds the same meaning in English, Chinese and Japanese.

It's like a self-affirmation to say, "you can do it."

Some may also use this to mean self-esteem or a sense of self-worth. 自信 is also how to say, "believe in oneself."


See Also:  Confidence

Self-Confidence

China zì xìn xīn
Self-Confidence Wall Scroll

自信心 is the long title for self-confidence. It differs from the other version, only with the addition of the character for heart or soul at the end. With that addition, you could say this means self-confident heart.


See Also:  Confidence




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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Pride 自尊jisonzì zūn / zi4 zun1 / zi zun / zizun tzu tsun / tzutsun
Pride 自豪zì háo / zi4 hao2 / zi hao / zihao tzu hao / tzuhao
Asian Pride
Oriental Pride
Asian Pryde
AZN Pryde
東方自尊
东方自尊
tou hou zi son
touhouzison
to ho zi son
tohozison
dōng fāng zì zūn
dong1 fang1 zi4 zun1
dong fang zi zun
dongfangzizun
tung fang tzu tsun
tungfangtzutsun
Prideful Mind
Self-Respecting Heart
自尊心ji son shin
jisonshin
zì zūn xīn
zi4 zun1 xin1
zi zun xin
zizunxin
tzu tsun hsin
tzutsunhsin
Proud
Pride
Lofty-Minded
傲世ào shì / ao4 shi4 / ao shi / aoshi ao shih / aoshih
Gay Pride 同性戀自豪感
同性恋自豪感
tóng xìng liàn zì háo gǎn
tong2 xing4 lian4 zi4 hao2 gan3
tong xing lian zi hao gan
tongxinglianzihaogan
t`ung hsing lien tzu hao kan
tunghsinglientzuhaokan
tung hsing lien tzu hao kan
Self-Respect
Self-Esteem
自尊jisonzì zūn / zi4 zun1 / zi zun / zizun tzu tsun / tzutsun
Confidence
Faithful Heart
信心shin jin / shinjinxìn xīn / xin4 xin1 / xin xin / xinxin hsin hsin / hsinhsin
Excellence 卓越taku etsu / takuetsuzhuó yuè / zhuo2 yue4 / zhuo yue / zhuoyue cho yüeh / choyüeh
No arrogance in victory, No despair in defeat. 勝不驕敗不餒
胜不骄败不馁
shèng bù jiāo bài bù něi
sheng4 bu4 jiao1 bai4 bu4 nei3
sheng bu jiao bai bu nei
shengbujiaobaibunei
sheng pu chiao pai pu nei
shengpuchiaopaipunei
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.