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Queen in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Queen
  2. Queen / Empress
  3. Queen Bee
  4. Orchid Queen
  5. Empress
  6. King
  7. Beautiful Princess
  8. Emperor


Queen

China nǚ wáng
Japan jo ou
Queen Wall Scroll

女王 is one way to write queen in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

女王 is not the same thing as an empress.

The first character means "woman" or "female," and the second means "king." So this is literally, "woman king."


See Also:  Empress | Goddess | King | Emperor

Queen / Empress

Wife of the King
China wáng hòu
Japan ou kou
Queen / Empress Wall Scroll

王后 is another way to write queen in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

王后 is sometimes used for the title of empress.

The first character means "king" and the second means "wife," or a short form to say "wife of the king / emperor." So this is literally, "king's wife" or "emperor's wife." Some will translate this as "queen consort."


See Also:  Goddess | King | Emperor

Queen Bee

China fēng wáng
Queen Bee Wall Scroll

I added this because a customer got confused about queens. In Chinese, they do not use the same title of queen for bees as they do for humans. This is the proper title for the queen bee of a hive.

Queen Bee

Japan jooubachi
Queen Bee Wall Scroll

女王蜂 is the Japanese title for "Queen Bee," as in queen of a bee hive.

Orchid Queen

China lán huā nǚ wáng
Orchid Queen Wall Scroll

蘭花女王 is the long, clear or verbose version of "Orchid Queen" in Chinese.

Orchid Queen

Short Version
China lán hòu
Orchid Queen Wall Scroll

蘭后 is the short way write "Orchid Queen" in Chinese. This abbreviated version is open to interpretation but it's a cool title.

Empress

China huáng hòu
Japan kou gou
Empress Wall Scroll

皇后 is the title of empress or emperess, the female form of emperor. 皇后 is used in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

While the emperor's reign was for life, if he died, his wife would hold his power. In this case, a woman was the ultimate ruler of the greater part of East Asia (what is now China) until her death and the succession of the emperor's first born son to lead the empire. Numerous times in various Chinese dynasties, an empress took power in this way.

The first character means emperor by itself.

The second character alone can mean "wife of an emperor or king" (the first character clarifies that we are talking about an empress, and not a queen). It can also mean sovereign or last offspring, depending on context.

Note: In some books, this word is translated as queen. While only incorrect if you get technical (because an empress is theoretically a higher level than a queen), the meaning is very similar.

皇后 is sometimes used for the title of queen but more technically, this is the wife of the emperor (a higher level than a queen).


See Also:  Emperor | King | Phoenix

King

China wáng
HK wong
Japan ou
King Wall Scroll

王 is wang which means king. It is not pronounced the way you think in Chinese. It is more like English-speakers would want to pronounce wong. It has roughly the same vowel sound as tong, song, or long in English.

Note that this means king only, not emperor. An emperor is higher than a king, and theoretically is chosen by God, according to ancient Chinese culture. However, the definition is often blurred at various points in Asian history.

王 can also be defined as ruler, sovereign, monarch or magnate. It is also can refer to a game piece in the chess-like Japanese strategic game of shoji.

Note: This can also be a family name in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese (in Vietnamese it's Vương).

Beautiful Princess

China měi lì de gōng zhǔ
Beautiful Princess Wall Scroll

美麗的公主 is how to write beautiful princess in Chinese. The first two characters mean feminine beauty, or rather a way to say beautiful that only applies to women. The middle character is just a connecting character. The last two characters mean princess.

Emperor

China huáng
Japan kou
Emperor Wall Scroll

皇 is the simple, single-character way to write emperor in Chinese and Japanese.


See Also:  Empress | King

Emperor

China huáng dì
Japan koutei
Emperor Wall Scroll

From times of old, the emperors of Asia ruled under the authority of God himself. In fact, one definition of an emperor is a ruler put in power by God. This definition separates emperors from the various kings in Chinese history (although defining who is a king versus an emperor gets vague sometimes).

Occasionally, the emperor's wife was widowed, and she took the role of empress until her death (see our entry for empress if that is what you are looking for).


See Also:  Empress | King


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Queen 女王jo ou / joou / jo o / joonǚ wáng / nv3 wang2 / nv wang / nvwang nü wang / nüwang
Queen
Empress
王后ou kou / oukou / o ko / okowáng hòu / wang2 hou4 / wang hou / wanghou
Queen Bee 蜂王fēng wáng
feng1 wang2
feng wang
fengwang
Queen Bee 女王蜂jooubachi / jobachi
Orchid Queen 蘭花女王
兰花女王
lán huā nǚ wáng
lan2 hua1 nv3 wang2
lan hua nv wang
lanhuanvwang
lan hua nü wang
lanhuanüwang
Orchid Queen 蘭后
兰后
lán hòu / lan2 hou4 / lan hou / lanhou
Empress 皇后kou gou / kougou / ko go / kogohuáng hòu
huang2 hou4
huang hou
huanghou
King ou / owáng / wang2 / wang
Beautiful Princess 美麗的公主
美丽的公主
měi lì de gōng zhǔ
mei3 li4 de gong1 zhu3
mei li de gong zhu
meilidegongzhu
mei li te kung chu
meilitekungchu
Emperor kou / kohuáng / huang2 / huang
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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