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No Surrender in Chinese / Japanese...

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No Surrender

Honor Does Not Allow Second Thoughts
China yì wú fǎn gù
No Surrender Wall Scroll

This Chinese proverb can be translated a few different ways. Here are some examples:

Honor does not allow one to glance back.
Duty-bound not to turn back.
No surrender.
To pursue justice with no second thoughts.
Never surrender your principles.

This proverb is really about having the courage to do what is right without questioning your decision to take the right and just course.

Honorable Death - No Surrender

Japan gyokusai shugi
Honorable Death - No Surrender Wall Scroll

This ancient Japanese proverb can be translated as "The principle of honorable death and no surrender," or simply "No surrender." If you directly translate this, you get something that means "Doctrine of suicide," or "Ideology of honorable death."

This is a specifically-Japanese proverb that embraces the long history of honorable suicide or self-sacrifice for honor in Japanese culture.

Death Before Surrender

Rather die than compromise
China níng sǐ bù qū
Death Before Surrender Wall Scroll

寧死不屈 is often translated as "Death Before Dishonor."

The literal translation is more like, "Better die than compromise." The last two characters mean "not to bend" or "not to bow down." Some might even say that it means "not to surrender." Thus, you could say this proverb means, "Better to die than live on my knees" or simply "no surrender" (with the real idea being that you would rather die than surrender).

Death Before Surrender

China nìng sǐ bù xiáng
Death Before Surrender Wall Scroll

This ancient Chinese proverb can be translated as "Rather to die than surrender," "Prefer death over surrender," "To prefer death to surrender," or simply "No surrender."

This is probably the closest proverb to the English proverb "Better to die on your feet than live on your knees."

Never Give In / Never Succumb
Never Lose

Japan kesshite akirameruna
Never Give In / Never Succumb / Never Lose Wall Scroll

This is a Japanese term that informally means "never give up." It's also a Japanese way to say "never surrender."


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Hiragana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Tenacity | Perseverance | Hope


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Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

信心

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Mandarin xìn xīn / xin4 xin1
Taiwan hsin hsin
Japanese shinjin しんじん
Chinese confidence; faith (in sb or something); CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) faith; belief; devotion; godliness
A believing mind, which receives without doubting.; Great or firm faith in, or surrender to Buddha, especially to Amitabha.
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Confidence / Faithful Heart

義無反顧


义无反顾

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Mandarin yì wú fǎn gù / yi4 wu2 fan3 gu4
Taiwan i wu fan ku
Chinese honor does not allow one to glance back (idiom); duty-bound not to turn back; no surrender; to pursue justice with no second thoughts
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No Surrender

玉砕主義

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Japanese gyokusaishugi ぎょくさいしゅぎ
Japanese (yoji) the principle of honorable death and no surrender
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Honorable Death - No Surrender

玉摧

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Japanese gyokusai ぎょくさい
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) honourable defeat; honorable defeat; honourable death; honorable death; death without surrender

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玉砕

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Japanese gyokusai ぎょくさい
Japanese (n,vs,adj-no) (1) honourable defeat; honorable defeat; honourable death; honorable death; death without surrender; (2) (colloquialism) trying but being utterly beaten; being completely rejected when professing one's love

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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
No Surrender 義無反顧
义无反顾
yì wú fǎn gù
yi4 wu2 fan3 gu4
yi wu fan gu
yiwufangu
i wu fan ku
iwufanku
Honorable Death - No Surrender 玉砕主義gyokusai shugi
gyokusaishugi
Death Before Surrender 寧死不屈
宁死不屈
níng sǐ bù qū
ning2 si3 bu4 qu1
ning si bu qu
ningsibuqu
ning ssu pu ch`ü
ningssupuchü
ning ssu pu chü
Death Before Surrender 寧死不降
宁死不降
nìng sǐ bù xiáng
ning4 si3 bu4 xiang2
ning si bu xiang
ningsibuxiang
ning ssu pu hsiang
ningssupuhsiang
Never Give In
Never Succumb
Never Lose
決して諦めるなkesshite akirameruna
kesshiteakirameruna
keshite akirameruna
keshiteakirameruna
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

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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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