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Survive in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Survive
  2. Survivor
  3. The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat.
  4. Survival
  5. Return From Death’s Door
  6. Survival of the Fittest


Survive

China shēng cún
Japan seizon
Survive Wall Scroll

This means "to survive." In some context, it can mean survival, to live, to exist or existence.

This is not a common selection for a wall scroll but a lot of people search for this term, so I added it to the database.

Survivor

China xìng cún zhě
Survivor Wall Scroll

倖存者 is the most common way to express "survivor" in Chinese. It literally means "lucky/fortunate surviving person."

倖存者 is kind of an odd selection for a wall scroll but there is no better way to say survivor in Chinese calligraphy.

Survivor

Japan sei zon sha
Survivor Wall Scroll

生存者 is how survivor is written in Japanese. 生存者 is a strange selection for a wall scroll in Japanese culture, so take that into consideration before you choose this for your calligraphy artwork.

The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat.

Meaning: Survival of the fittest
China ruò ròu qiáng shí
Japan jaku niku kyoo shoku
The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat. Wall Scroll

This Japanese and Chinese proverb literally means, "The weak are meat; the strong eat" or "The weak are prey to the strong."

The closest English version is, "Survival of the fittest." It also fits with the ideas of, "predatory behavior," or "The law of the jungle."

Survival

China xìng cún
Survival Wall Scroll

幸存 is the most common way to express "survival" in Chinese. This can also refer to a survivor of a disaster.

However, this is not a common title for a wall scroll. But if you like the idea of survival, this is how to write it.

Return From Death’s Door

China jué chǔ féng shēng
Return From Death’s Door Wall Scroll

絕處逢生 is a Chinese proverb/idiom that talks of coming back from death's door, or an unexpected rescue from danger.

Figuratively, this can be to recover from a seemingly impossible situation, or to find a way out of a predicament.

If you have survived from a near-death experience, or serious illness, this might be an appropriate wall scroll for you.

Survival of the Fittest

China shì zhě shēng cún
Japan teki sha sei zon
Survival of the Fittest Wall Scroll

適者生存 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for "survival of the fittest."


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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Survive 生存seizonshēng cún
sheng1 cun2
sheng cun
shengcun
sheng ts`un
shengtsun
sheng tsun
Survivor 倖存者
幸存者
xìng cún zhě
xing4 cun2 zhe3
xing cun zhe
xingcunzhe
hsing ts`un che
hsingtsunche
hsing tsun che
Survivor 生存者sei zon sha
seizonsha
The Weak are Meat, The Strong Eat. 弱肉強食jaku niku kyoo shoku
jakunikukyooshoku
jaku niku kyo shoku
jakunikukyoshoku
ruò ròu qiáng shí
ruo4 rou4 qiang2 shi2
ruo rou qiang shi
ruorouqiangshi
jo jou ch`iang shih
jojouchiangshih
jo jou chiang shih
Survival 幸存xìng cún / xing4 cun2 / xing cun / xingcun hsing ts`un / hsingtsun / hsing tsun
Return From Death’s Door 絕處逢生
绝处逢生
jué chǔ féng shēng
jue2 chu3 feng2 sheng1
jue chu feng sheng
juechufengsheng
chüeh ch`u feng sheng
chüehchufengsheng
chüeh chu feng sheng
Survival of the Fittest 適者生存
适者生存
teki sha sei zon
tekishaseizon
shì zhě shēng cún
shi4 zhe3 sheng1 cun2
shi zhe sheng cun
shizheshengcun
shih che sheng ts`un
shihcheshengtsun
shih che sheng tsun
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.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

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Queen
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Salvation
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Seven Rules of Happiness
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Tenacious
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Training
Trustworthy
United
Vampire

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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