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See also: Chinese Zodiac / Animal Years
動物王國 is literally what it says.
There is even a TV show in China that is similar to Wild Kingdom or what you would currently see on the Discovery Channel that has this same title.
For your information: In the Chinese way of thinking, the Tiger is the king of the animal kingdom (lions are not native to China, so the tiger took the role that we have given to the lion in our western way of thinking).
The Japanese version has a slight variation on the last character. Let me know if your audience is Japanese, and we will have it written in that form for you.
The first line (which is the column on the right) says, "The Ocean is the World of the Dragon." The next column says, "The Clouds are the Domain of the Cranes."
海為龍世界雲是鶴家鄉 is a somewhat poetic way to say that everyone and everything has its place in the world.
The image to the right is what this calligraphy can look like in xing-kaishu style by Master Calligrapher Xing An-Ping.
自然界の均衡 is a verbose way to say "nature in balance" in Japanese
The first three Kanji have the meaning of "the natural world" or "the natural kingdom" (kind of like animal kingdom but including plants, and all things biological).
The third character is a Hiragana that acts to connect the two ideas here.
The last two Kanji mean equilibrium or balance.
Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your animal kingdom search...
If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese
|Simple Dictionary Definition|
| chóng / chong2
ch`ung / chung
| lower form of animal life, including insects, insect larvae, worms and similar creatures; CL:條|条[tiao2],隻|只[zhi1]; person with a particular undesirable characteristic
The animal kingdom including man, but generally applied to worms, snails, insects, etc.; also 蟲 6 q. v; bugs
| chóng / chong2
ch`ung / chung
| insect; bug; cricket; moth; worm; (personal name) Mushi
Insect, reptile; any creeping thing; animal, man as of the animal kingdom; bug
| dòng wù jiè / dong4 wu4 jie4
tung wu chieh
doubutsukai / dobutsukai どうぶつかい
| animal kingdom
animal kingdom; Animalia
| chù shēng jiè / chu4 sheng1 jie4
ch`u sheng chieh / chu sheng chieh
| The animal kingdom; animals
| hòu shēng dòng wù / hou4 sheng1 dong4 wu4
hou sheng tung wu
kouseidoubutsu / kosedobutsu こうせいどうぶつ
| metazoa; the animal kingdom
(noun - becomes adjective with の) metazoan (any member of the animal kingdom, excluding protozoans and sponges)
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|dòng wù wáng guó
dong4 wu4 wang2 guo2
dong wu wang guo
|tung wu wang kuo
|Every Creature Has A Domain||海為龍世界雲是鶴家鄉|
|hǎi wéi lóng shì jiè yún shì hè jiā xiāng
hai3 wei2 long2 shi4 jie4 yun2 shi4 he4 jia1 xiang1
hai wei long shi jie yun shi he jia xiang
|hai wei lung shih chieh yün shih ho chia hsiang|
|Nature in Balance
|自然界の均衡||shizenkai no kinkou|
shizenkai no kinko
|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.
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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.
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.
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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