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Dragon King in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Dragon Spirit

  2. Water Dragon / Rain Dragon

  3. Dragon / Emperor Symbol

  4. Black Dragon

  5. Yellow Dragon

  6. White Dragon

  7. Earth Dragon

  8. Wukong / Goku

  9. Sun Wukong / Son Goku


Dragon Spirit

China lóng shén
Japan ryuu jin
Dragon Spirit Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title can mean, "dragon god," "dragon king," or "dragon spirit."

In the context of Buddhism, this is one of eight kinds of spiritual beings found in Mahāyāna texts.

Water Dragon / Rain Dragon

China jiāo
Japan kou ryuu
Water Dragon / Rain Dragon Vertical Wall Scroll

This title for water dragon is the hornless or scaled dragon. 蛟龍 is the king of all aquatic animals with the ability to control rain and floods.

In Japanese, the rain dragon can represent hidden genius. This dragon's domain is the deep murky water, thus with hidden potential. This can also be the Japanese given name Kouryuu.

Dragon / Emperor Symbol

China lóng
Japan ryuu / tatsu
Dragon / Emperor Symbol Vertical Wall Scroll

竜 is an alternate form of dragon. Still pronounced the same in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

This particular Kanji is often associated as an imperial symbol as well as representing the mythical Asian dragon. You may have seen it on the chest or flag of the emperor in old Japanese and Chinese movies.

Note: I would rate this as a non-universal alternate form. The other dragon character is by far more common, and universally understood.


We strongly recommend symbol of dragon if you are looking for the symbol of dragon.


See Also:  Phoenix | Emperor | King

Black Dragon

China xuān lóng
Black Dragon Vertical Wall Scroll

玄龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say, "Black Dragon." 玄龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means black or mysterious.

The second character means dragon.

This black dragon represents a king dwelling in the depths of the mystic waters.

Yellow Dragon

China huáng lóng
Yellow Dragon Vertical Wall Scroll

黃龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say, "Yellow Dragon." 黃龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means yellow.

The second character means dragon.

The Yellow Dragon represents a king that favorably hears all petitions of his subjects.


Note: This title can be the name of Huanglong county in Yan'an, located in Shaanxi province of China.

White Dragon

China bái lóng
White Dragon Vertical Wall Scroll

白龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say, "White Dragon." 白龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means white, pure, or bright.

The second character means dragon.

The White Dragon represents a king who is virtuous and pure.

Earth Dragon

China dì lóng
Earth Dragon Vertical Wall Scroll

地龍 is the Earth Dragon, king of rivers and seas.

地龍 is sometimes used in Chinese as a nickname for earthworms.

Wukong / Goku

Monkey King
China wù kōng
Japan go kuu
Wukong / Goku Vertical Wall Scroll

悟空 is the short name or given name of, Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, from the ancient Chinese novel Journey to the West.

This title is also known as the given name of the Monkey King in Japanese. This can also be Goku, short for Son Goku, a fictional character of the Dragon Ball Japanese manga series (also based loosely on the Monkey King).

Sun Wukong / Son Goku

Monkey King
China sūn wù kōng
Japan son go kuu
Sun Wukong / Son Goku Vertical Wall Scroll

孫悟空 is the name, Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King. He is a main character with supernatural powers in the ancient Chinese novel Journey to the West.

This title is also known as the real name of the Monkey King in Japanese. This can also be the Son Goku better known as simply Goku, a fictional character of the Dragon Ball Japanese manga series.

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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
Dragon Spirit龍神
龙神
ryuu jin / ryuujin / ryu jin / ryujinlóng shén
long2 shen2
long shen
longshen
lung shen
lungshen
Water Dragon
Rain Dragon
蛟龍
蛟龙
kou ryuu / kouryuu / ko ryu / koryujiāo
jiao1 long2
jiao long
jiaolong
chiao lung
chiaolung
Dragon
Emperor Symbol
ryuu / tatsu
ryu / tatsu
ryu/tatsu
lóng / long2 / longlung
Black Dragon玄龍
玄龙
xuān lóng
xuan1 long2
xuan long
xuanlong
hsüan lung
hsüanlung
Yellow Dragon黃龍
黄龙
huáng lóng
huang2 long2
huang long
huanglong
huang lung
huanglung
White Dragon白龍
白龙
bái lóng / bai2 long2 / bai long / bailongpai lung / pailung
Earth Dragon地龍
地龙
dì lóng / di4 long2 / di long / dilongti lung / tilung
Wukong
Goku
悟空go kuu / gokuu / go ku / gokuwù kōng / wu4 kong1 / wu kong / wukongwu k`ung / wukung / wu kung
Sun Wukong
Son Goku
孫悟空
孙悟空
son go kuu / songokuu / son go ku / songokusūn wù kōng
sun1 wu4 kong1
sun wu kong
sunwukong
sun wu k`ung
sunwukung
sun wu kung
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.

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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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