Please note: The Chinese New Years Holiday is upon us. Custom calligraphy orders placed now will be shipped around February 20th. However, in-stock artwork orders are being shipped promptly (as they are located in the USA).

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Oneself in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself
  2. Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient
  3. Adapt Oneself
  4. Ambitious / To Improve Oneself
  5. Changing Oneself / Self Reformation
  6. True Victory is Victory Over Oneself


Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself

Japan do kuritsu do ppo
Standing by Oneself / Walking by Oneself Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese proverb, Dokuritsu-Doppo, is an indication of your independence, self-reliance, standing on one's own two feet, or making one's own way in life.

Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient

China zì lì
Japan jiriki
Power of Oneself / Self-Sufficient Vertical Wall Scroll

自力 is a word in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, old Korean, and Buddhist term meaning: power within oneself; self-sufficient; by oneself; self-made; self-power; inner ability.

Adapt Oneself

China yìng biàn
Japan ou hen
Adapt Oneself Vertical Wall Scroll

This means, "to meet a contingency," "to adapt oneself to changes," or "to adapt to changes" in Chinese. It's also used in Japanese but usually only in the context of Buddhism. This is probably the shortest way to express the idea of adapting and overcoming whatever circumstances present themselves.

Ambitious / To Improve Oneself

Advance and Progress
China shàng jìn
Japan jou shin
Ambitious / To Improve Oneself Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese Kanji word means to advance; to make progress; to do better; ambitious; to improve oneself; to move forwards.

This can refer to a single person, general things (such as a work project), or a whole country.

In Japanese, this is sometimes used as the given name Joushin.

Changing Oneself / Self Reformation

Japan ji ko kai kaku
Changing Oneself / Self Reformation Vertical Wall Scroll

This Japanese title refers to one who changes themselves or improves themselves by reforming their lives.

Another way to translate it is, "A person who changes their attitude or something about themselves."

True Victory is Victory Over Oneself

Japan masa katsu a gatsu
True Victory is Victory Over Oneself Vertical Wall Scroll

This proverb is often translated as, "True victory is victory over oneself."

However, literally, Kanji by Kanji, it means, "True victory [is] my/self victory."

My Japanese friends rate this very highly for a wall scroll.


See Also:  Know Thy Enemy Know Thyself

Search for Oneself in my Japanese & Chinese Dictionary


The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Standing by Oneself
Walking by Oneself
獨立獨步
独立独步
do kuritsu do ppo
dokuritsudoppo
do kuritsu do po
dokuritsudopo
Power of Oneself
Self-Sufficient
自力jirikizì lì / zi4 li4 / zi li / zili tzu li / tzuli
Adapt Oneself 應變
应变
ou hen / ouhen / o hen / ohenyìng biàn
ying4 bian4
ying bian
yingbian
ying pien
yingpien
Ambitious
To Improve Oneself
上進
上进
jou shin / joushin / jo shin / joshinshàng jìn
shang4 jin4
shang jin
shangjin
shang chin
shangchin
Changing Oneself
Self Reformation
自己改革ji ko kai kaku
jikokaikaku
True Victory is Victory Over Oneself 正勝吾勝
正胜吾胜
masa katsu a gatsu
masakatsuagatsu
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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When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
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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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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