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Impartial and Fair to the
Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the World

China yí shì tóng rén
Japan isshidoujin
Impartial and Fair to the / Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the World Wall Scroll

一視同仁 is how to write "universal benevolence." 一視同仁 is also how to express the idea that you see all people the same.

If you are kind and charitable to all people, this is the best way to state that virtue. It is the essence of being impartial to all mankind, regardless of social standing, background, race, sex, etc. You do not judge others but rather you see them eye to eye on the same level with you.

See Also:  Benevolence | Compassion | Equality | Justice | Right Decision | Selflessness | Work Unselfishly for the Common


University Brotherhood / House
China xiōng dì huì
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兄弟會 is the word in Chinese for a college fraternity or some other kind of fraternal order. Literally, these characters mean "Elder brother younger brother association." The last character can also be translated as a group, union, gathering, assembly, meeting, or conference.

Brotherly and Sisterly Love

China shǒu zú qíng
Brotherly and Sisterly Love Wall Scroll

手足情 is the love between siblings. When you love, protect, care for, and have a deep bond that only brothers or sisters can.

The actual translation is "Hand and Foot" but it is said the relationship between brothers or sisters is like that of hands and feet. They belong together, and complete the body. Even though this says "hand and foot," it will always be read with the brotherly and sisterly love meaning in Chinese.

Note: During the past 20 years, the "One child policy" in China is slowly making this term obsolete.

Love for Humanity / Brotherly Love

benevolence, love
China bó ài
Japan hakuai
Love for Humanity / Brotherly Love Wall Scroll

In Chinese and Korean, this means universal fraternity, brotherhood, or universal love.

In Japanese, this means charity, benevolence, philanthropy, or love for humanity.

Please note these subtle differences and take that into account depending on your intended audience (Chinese, Korean or Japanese).

See Also:  Benevolence | Altruism

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Mandarin bó ài / bo2 ai4
Taiwan po ai
Japanese hiroyoshi ひろよし
 hirochika ひろちか
 hiroe ひろえ
 hakuai はくあい
Chinese universal fraternity (or brotherhood); universal love; Bo'ai county in Jiaozuo 焦作[Jiao1 zuo4], Henan
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) charity; benevolence; philanthropy; (love for) humanity; fraternity; brotherhood; brotherly love; love of fellow man; (male given name) Hiroyoshi; (given name) Hirochika; (female given name) Hiroe; (given name) Hakuai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition
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Love for Humanity / Brotherly Love



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Mandarin yī shì tóng rén / yi1 shi4 tong2 ren2
Taiwan i shih t`ung jen / i shih tung jen
Japanese isshidoujin / isshidojin いっしどうじん
Chinese to treat everyone equally favorably (idiom); not to discriminate between people
Japanese (yoji) loving every human being with impartiality; universal brotherhood; universal benevolence



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Mandarin jié yì / jie2 yi4
Taiwan chieh i
Chinese to swear brotherhood

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Mandarin yì qì / yi4 qi4
Taiwan i ch`i / i chi
Chinese spirit of loyalty and self-sacrifice; code of brotherhood; also pr. [yi4 qi5]

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Mandarin méng dì / meng2 di4
Taiwan meng ti
Chinese junior partner in sworn brotherhood

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Mandarin méng xiōng / meng2 xiong1
Taiwan meng hsiung
Chinese senior partner in sworn brotherhood

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Mandarin jīn lán / jin1 lan2
Taiwan chin lan
Chinese profound friendship; sworn brotherhood

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Mandarin mù ěr xī / mu4 er3 xi1
Taiwan mu erh hsi
Chinese Morsi, Mursi or Morsy (name); Mohamed Morsi (1951-), Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood politician, President of Egypt 2012-2013

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Japanese tariika / tarika タリーカ
Japanese tariqa (ara:); tariqah; tariqat; Sufi religious brotherhood or its doctrines on spiritual learning

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Japanese isshidoujin / isshidojin いっしどうじん
Japanese (yoji) loving every human being with impartiality; universal brotherhood; universal benevolence

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Mandarin bā bài zhī jiāo / ba1 bai4 zhi1 jiao1
Taiwan pa pai chih chiao
Chinese sworn brotherhood; intimate friendship

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Japanese hakkouichiu / hakkoichiu はっこういちう
Japanese (exp,n) (yoji) universal brotherhood; all eight corners of the world under one roof

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Mandarin gē páo duàn yì / ge1 pao2 duan4 yi4
Taiwan ko p`ao tuan i / ko pao tuan i
Chinese to rip one's robe as a sign of repudiating a sworn brotherhood (idiom); to break all friendly ties

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Japanese shikaidouhou / shikaidoho しかいどうほう
Japanese (yoji) universal brotherhood

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Japanese shikaikeitei / shikaikete しかいけいてい
Japanese (expression) (yoji) people in the whole world being all brothers; universal brotherhood

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Mandarin táo yuán jié yì / tao2 yuan2 jie2 yi4
Taiwan t`ao yüan chieh i / tao yüan chieh i
Chinese to make a pact of brotherhood (from “Romance of the Three Kingdoms” 三國演義|三国演义[San1 guo2 Yan3 yi4]) (idiom)

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Japanese rafaeruzenpa ラファエルぜんぱ
Japanese Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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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
Impartial and Fair to the
Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the World
yí shì tóng rén
yi2 shi4 tong2 ren2
yi shi tong ren
i shih t`ung jen
i shih tung jen
Fraternity 兄弟會
xiōng dì huì
xiong1 di4 hui4
xiong di hui
hsiung ti hui
Brotherly and Sisterly Love 手足情shǒu zú qíng
shou3 zu2 qing2
shou zu qing
shou tsu ch`ing
shou tsu ching
Love for Humanity
Brotherly Love
hakuaibó ài / bo2 ai4 / bo ai / boai po ai / poai
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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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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