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Kansei Engineering
Sense Engineering

China gǎn xìng gōng xué
Japan kansei kougaku
Kansei Engineering / Sense Engineering

In short, kansei engineering involves collecting data on human experiences with a product, and then designing or engineering improvements based on those experiences or "senses." Some may define this as "engineering around the human experience."

There is a lot more to know about kansei but if you are looking for this word, you probably already know the big picture.

Note: This term is very new in China, and only used by businesses, factories, and engineers that are implementing TQM principles. While the characters have the same base meaning in both languages, this is really a Japanese title that is flowing back into the Chinese language (in history, most things flowed from China to Japan). To a Chinese person that is not familiar with this concept, they may interpret this as "sense vocational studies," which doesn't make much sense. You may have to explain the intended meaning to some Chinese viewers. But that can make it a great conversation piece.

感性工學 is also a newer term in Korean, and is only used in certain parts of industry, with the definition of "Sensory Engineering." Not yet in widespread use in Korea.


See Also:  Kaizen

Military Engineering

China gōng bīng
Japan kouhei
Military Engineering

工兵 means the "engineering corps" of the army or other branch of the military. The first character alone means work, worker, skill, profession, trade, craft, construction or labor. The second character means army, force or military.


See Also:  Military

Seikan

Japan seikan
Seikan

青函 is the Japanese place name, Seikan.

This place particularly famous for the engineering feat of the submarine Seikan Tunnel.


Note: There are other words and names in Japanese that romanize as Seikan. Make sure this is the right one before you order.


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

工兵

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Mandarin gōng bīng / gong1 bing1
Taiwan kung ping
Japanese kouhei / kohe こうへい
Chinese military engineer
Japanese combat engineer; military engineer; combat engineering; military engineering
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Military Engineering

ケイス

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Japanese keisu / kesu ケイス
Japanese (1) case (e.g. receptacle, condition, event, legal action, letter style, etc.); (2) (computer terminology) Computer-Aided Software Engineering; CASE; (personal name) Case; Keith
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Keith

主材

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Mandarin zhǔ cái / zhu3 cai2
Taiwan chu ts`ai / chu tsai
Japanese shuzai しゅざい
Chinese principal or main material (engineering)
Japanese main ingredients; chief materials

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信令

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Mandarin xìn lìng / xin4 ling4
Taiwan hsin ling
Japanese nobuyoshi のぶよし
 shinrei / shinre しんれい
Chinese signaling (engineering)
Japanese (male given name) Nobuyoshi; (given name) Shinrei

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傳感


传感

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Mandarin chuán gǎn / chuan2 gan3
Taiwan ch`uan kan / chuan kan
Chinese to pass on feelings; telepathy; sensing (engineering)

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內襯


内衬

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Mandarin nèi chèn / nei4 chen4
Taiwan nei ch`en / nei chen
Chinese lining (of a container etc) (engineering)

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化工

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Mandarin huà gōng / hua4 gong1
Taiwan hua kung
Japanese kakou / kako かこう
Chinese chemical industry, abbr. of 化學工業|化学工业[hua4 xue2 gong1 ye4]; chemical engineering, abbr. of 化學工程|化学工程[hua4 xue2 gong1 cheng2]
Japanese (abbreviation) (See 化学工学) chemical engineering

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合龍


合龙

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Mandarin hé lóng / he2 long2
Taiwan ho lung
Chinese closure (civil engineering); join of segments to complete a project (dam, bridge, dike etc)

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土建

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Mandarin tǔ jiàn / tu3 jian4
Taiwan t`u chien / tu chien
Japanese doken どけん
Chinese civil engineering; same as 土木工程[tu3 mu4 gong1 cheng2]
Japanese (abbreviation) (See 土木建築) civil engineering and construction; public works and construction

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土木

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Mandarin tǔ mù / tu3 mu4
Taiwan t`u mu / tu mu
Japanese doboku どぼく
Chinese building; construction; civil engineering
Japanese engineering works; civil engineering; public works; (surname) Doronoki; (surname) Doboku
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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對準


对准

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Mandarin duì zhǔn / dui4 zhun3
Taiwan tui chun
Chinese to aim at; to target; to point at; to be directed at; registration; alignment (mechanical engineering)

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工事

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Mandarin gōng shì / gong1 shi4
Taiwan kung shih
Japanese kouji / koji こうじ
Chinese defensive structure; military fortifications; (Tw) construction works; civil engineering works
Japanese (noun/participle) construction work; construction; work (related to construction, e.g. painting, concrete-pouring, etc.); (given name) Kouji

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工務

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Japanese koumu / komu こうむ
Japanese engineering; engineering works

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工博

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Japanese kouhaku / kohaku こうはく
Japanese Doctor of Engineering

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工学

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Japanese kougaku / kogaku こうがく
Japanese engineering

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工學


工学

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Mandarin gōng xué / gong1 xue2
Taiwan kung hsüeh
Chinese engineering; industrial science
Japanese See: 工学

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工手

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Japanese koushu / koshu こうしゅ
Japanese person engaged in public engineering works

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工科

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Mandarin gōng kē / gong1 ke1
Taiwan kung k`o / kung ko
Japanese kouka / koka こうか
Chinese engineering as an academic subject
Japanese engineering course

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工程

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Mandarin gōng chéng / gong1 cheng2
Taiwan kung ch`eng / kung cheng
Japanese koutei / kote こうてい
Chinese engineering; an engineering project; project; undertaking; CL:個|个[ge4],項|项[xiang4]
Japanese process; operation; stage of a process; progress of work

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差分

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Mandarin chā fēn / cha1 fen1
Taiwan ch`a fen / cha fen
Japanese sabun さぶん
Chinese (math.) increment; difference; (engineering) differential
Japanese (1) {comp} incremental difference (e.g. between files); "diff"; (2) {math} difference; subtraction; (finite) differences

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弦材

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Japanese genzai げんざい
Japanese civil engineering chord member

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技術


技术

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Mandarin jì shù / ji4 shu4
Taiwan chi shu
Japanese gijutsu ぎじゅつ
Chinese technology; technique; skill; CL:門|门[men2],種|种[zhong3],項|项[xiang4]
Japanese (1) technology; engineering; (2) technique; skill; (3) art; craft
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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接頭


接头

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Mandarin jiē tóu / jie1 tou2
Taiwan chieh t`ou / chieh tou
Japanese settou / setto せっとう
Chinese to join; to connect; connection; junction; fitting (plumbing); connector; terminal (electrical engineering)
Japanese prefix

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標定

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Mandarin biāo dìng / biao1 ding4
Taiwan piao ting
Japanese hyoutei / hyote ひょうてい
Chinese to stake out (the boundaries of a property etc); to demarcate; (engineering etc) to calibrate
Japanese standardization; standardisation; orientation

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滑環

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Mandarin huá huán / hua2 huan2
Taiwan hua huan
Chinese slip ring; collector ring (electrical engineering)

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理工

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Mandarin lǐ gōng / li3 gong1
Taiwan li kung
Japanese rikou / riko りこう
Chinese science and engineering as academic subjects
Japanese science and technology

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生技

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Mandarin shēng jì / sheng1 ji4
Taiwan sheng chi
Japanese seigi / segi せいぎ
Chinese biotechnology; abbr. for 生物技術|生物技术; (Tw) abbr. for 生物科技
Japanese (abbreviation) (See 生産技術) production engineering

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線圈

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Mandarin xiàn quān / xian4 quan1
Taiwan hsien ch`üan / hsien chüan
Chinese solenoid (electrical engineering); coil

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蝸桿

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Mandarin wō gǎn / wo1 gan3
Taiwan wo kan
Chinese worm (mechanical engineering)

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設変

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Japanese seppen せっぺん
Japanese (noun/participle) (abbreviation) (See 設計変更) design change; engineering change

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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
Kansei Engineering
Sense Engineering
感性工學
感性工学
kansei kougaku
kanseikougaku
kansei kogaku
kanseikogaku
gǎn xìng gōng xué
gan3 xing4 gong1 xue2
gan xing gong xue
ganxinggongxue
kan hsing kung hsüeh
kanhsingkunghsüeh
Military Engineering工兵kouhei / koheigōng bīng
gong1 bing1
gong bing
gongbing
kung ping
kungping
Seikan青函seikan
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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