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  1. Outstanding
  2. Excellence / Outstanding
  3. Masterpiece / Excellent / Outstanding
  4. Excellence
  5. Clever / Superb / Wonderful
  6. Dragon and Phoenix
  7. Woman Hero / Heroine
  8. England
  9. Woman of Strong Character...
10. Gem


Outstanding

China chū lèi bá cuì
Outstanding Wall Scroll

出類拔萃 means "one who stands out from his/her peers," "stand out from the crowd," or "standing out from others." It can also mean, "leaving your peers behind."

A great way to tell yourself that you are outstanding (or give it to a friend that you want to encourage to excel).

Excellence / Outstanding

China jié chū
Excellence / Outstanding Wall Scroll

This word means "outstanding," "prominence," "excel," "foremost," and "to shine."

Masterpiece / Excellent / Outstanding

China jié zuò
Japan kessaku
Masterpiece / Excellent / Outstanding Wall Scroll

This word means "masterpiece" or "best work." It suggests accomplishing excellence or producing outstanding work.

Excellence

China zhuó yuè
Japan taku etsu
Excellence Wall Scroll

Excellence is doing your best, giving careful attention to every task and every relationship.

This word can also be defined as excellence, remarkable, surpassing, splendid, transcendence, preeminence, or distinguished. Sometimes it can mean "superiority."


See Also:  Pride

Clever / Superb / Wonderful

China miào
Japan myou
Clever / Superb / Wonderful Wall Scroll

This single character can mean a lot of things (a bit ambiguous). The meanings include: clever; wonderful; strange; unusual; superb; excellent; beautiful; mystic; supernatural; profound; mysterious; good; surpassing; fine, lovely, charming; special; outstanding; incomparable.

Dragon and Phoenix

China lóng fèng
Japan ryuu hou
Dragon and Phoenix Wall Scroll

龍鳳 is the simplest way to express "Dragon and Phoenix" in Chinese and Japanese.

This title can be used to represent, "The emperor and empress," or a metaphor for an outstanding personage.

It should be noted that this is most often used as a given name "Ryuuhou" in Japanese. It may be read more as the name than by meaning in Japanese.

Woman Hero / Heroine

China jīn guó yīng xióng
Woman Hero / Heroine Wall Scroll

巾幗英雄 is a cool and somewhat ancient way to say woman hero in Chinese. This word is used in modern times to refer to an outstanding woman or a woman with great accomplishments.

In the old days, it was a title for a woman warrior (oh, did I mention that there were great female generals who led huge armies into battle in ancient China?)

England

Can mean: Courage / Bravery
China yīng
Japan ei
England Wall Scroll

In Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean, this can often be confused or read as a short name for England (this character is the first syllable of the word for England, the English language, British Pound, and other titles from the British Isles).

In some context, this can mean "outstanding" or even "flower." But it will most often read as having something to do with the United Kingdom.


This is not the most common way to say courage or bravery but you may see it used sometimes.

I strongly recommend that you choose another form of courage/bravery.

Woman of Strong Character
Woman Hero

China nǚ jiá
Japan joketsu
Woman of Strong Character / Woman Hero Wall Scroll

This can mean brave woman, heroine, lady of character, distinguished woman, outstanding woman, and sometimes prominent woman.

In modern usage, some people might use this to give a title to women like Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, or Sarah Palin. I would rather use it for a woman like Araceli Segarra (the first woman from Spain to climb Mt. Everest).

Gem

China zhū yù
Japan shugyoku
Gem Wall Scroll

珠玉 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja word meaning gem. Beyond just the word gem, this can refer to pearls and jades, jewels, a clever remark, beautiful writing, gems of wisdom, genius, or an outstanding person.

If your name is Gem, this is a nice way to represent your name in 3 Asian languages. Though the pronunciation will be far from Gem, the meaning of gem is really nice.

Note: In Japanese, this is sometimes used as the female given name, "Tama."


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Outstanding 出類拔萃
出类拔萃
chū lèi bá cuì
chu1 lei4 ba2 cui4
chu lei ba cui
chuleibacui
ch`u lei pa ts`ui
chuleipatsui
chu lei pa tsui
Excellence
Outstanding
傑出
杰出
jié chū / jie2 chu1 / jie chu / jiechu chieh ch`u / chiehchu / chieh chu
Masterpiece
Excellent
Outstanding
傑作
杰作
kessaku / kesakujié zuò / jie2 zuo4 / jie zuo / jiezuo chieh tso / chiehtso
Excellence 卓越taku etsu / takuetsuzhuó yuè / zhuo2 yue4 / zhuo yue / zhuoyue cho yüeh / choyüeh
Clever
Superb
Wonderful
myou / myomiào / miao4 / miao
Dragon and Phoenix 龍鳳
龙凤
ryuu hou / ryuuhou / ryu ho / ryuholóng fèng
long2 feng4
long feng
longfeng
lung feng
lungfeng
Woman Hero
Heroine
巾幗英雄
巾帼英雄
jīn guó yīng xióng
jin1 guo2 ying1 xiong2
jin guo ying xiong
jinguoyingxiong
chin kuo ying hsiung
chinkuoyinghsiung
England eiyīng / ying1 / ying
Woman of Strong Character
Woman Hero
女傑
女杰
joketsunǚ jiá / nv3 jia2 / nv jia / nvjia nü chia / nüchia
Gem 珠玉shugyokuzhū yù / zhu1 yu4 / zhu yu / zhuyu chu yü / chuyü
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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All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

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.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.


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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