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Military in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Military Intelligence
  2. Military Engineering
  3. Active Duty Military
  4. Army / Military
  5. Military Discipline
  6. Military Veteran / Retired Soldier


Military Intelligence

China jūn shì qíng bào
Japan gunji-jouhou
Military Intelligence Wall Scroll

軍事情報 is the full way to say "Military Intelligence."

The first two characters mean "military affairs."

The second two characters mean "intelligence" or "information-gathering."

If you work in the G2 section of your military unit, this is the wall scroll for you.

Military Engineering

China gōng bīng
Japan kouhei
Military Engineering Wall Scroll

This title 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.

Active Duty Military

Person on Active Duty
China xiàn yì jūn rén
Japan geneki gunjin
Active Duty Military Wall Scroll

現役軍人 means "Active Duty Soldier" or literally "Active Duty Military Person."

This title is a great way to show your pride in being an active duty member of the armed forces.

The first two characters mean "active duty" and the second two characters can be translated as "military personnel," "soldier," or "serviceman" (it is unisex, so male or female is not indicated).


If anyone is looking for "reservist" just post your request on our Asian calligraphy forum.

Army / Military

China jūn
Japan gun
Army / Military Wall Scroll

This character means army, military, or arms.

This is also a character used in the compound word that means "army general." It's the "gun" in the well-known Japanese title "Shogun" which means general.


See Also:  Shogun | Navy | Marine

Military Discipline

China jūn jì
Japan gun ki
Military Discipline Wall Scroll

軍紀 means military discipline or military principles.

If maintaining your military discipline is important to you personally, or important to your military unit, this is the wall scroll to have up behind your desk. In fact, it's the kind of thing I expect to see behind the desk of a First Sergeant or maybe a hardcore NCO.

Note: In some rare context, it could be extended to mean "morale" but "discipline" is much closer to the commonly-held definition.

Note: This term is not well-known outside of the military services in Asia (not used by the common person).


See Also:  Self-Discipline

Military Veteran / Retired Soldier

China tuì wǔ jūn rén
Military Veteran / Retired Soldier Wall Scroll

退伍軍人 is the Chinese title for a military veteran.

The first two characters mean, "retired from the ranks," or discharged.

The last two characters mean, serviceman, soldier, or military personnel.

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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
Military Intelligence 軍事情報
军事情报
gunji-jouhou
gunji-joho
jūn shì qíng bào
jun1 shi4 qing2 bao4
jun shi qing bao
junshiqingbao
chün shih ch`ing pao
chünshihchingpao
chün shih ching pao
Military Engineering 工兵kouhei / koheigōng bīng
gong1 bing1
gong bing
gongbing
kung ping
kungping
Active Duty Military 現役軍人
现役军人
geneki gunjin
genekigunjin
xiàn yì jūn rén
xian4 yi4 jun1 ren2
xian yi jun ren
xianyijunren
hsien i chün jen
hsienichünjen
Army
Military

gunjūn / jun1 / jun chün
Military Discipline 軍紀
军纪
gun ki / gunkijūn jì / jun1 ji4 / jun ji / junji chün chi / chünchi
Military Veteran
Retired Soldier
退伍軍人
退伍军人
tuì wǔ jūn rén
tui4 wu3 jun1 ren2
tui wu jun ren
tuiwujunren
t`ui wu chün jen
tuiwuchünjen
tui wu chün jen
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 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.


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