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| 1. White
2. White Tiger
3. White Crane
4. White Dragon
5. Swan / White Crane
| 6. White Crane Fist|
7. White Eagle Style
8. White Swan
9. Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice
10. White Bear / Polar Bear
A lot of people search our website for "white." I am not sure the purpose, unless your family name is white.
This is the universal character for white in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.
In certain context, outside of the white definition, it can mean snowy, empty, blank, bright, clear, plain, pure, innocence or gratuitous. In Korean, this can be a family name romanized as Paek or Baeg.
白虎 is the title "White Tiger" in Chinese, Japanese, and old Korean Hanja.
In Chinese folklore, the White Tiger rules or represents the seven mansions (constellations) of the west sky. However, in modern Chinese, a "white tiger" is also slang for hairless female genitalia (be careful about this, as Chinese men might secretly laugh or snicker when they see your white tiger wall scroll).
In Japanese folklore, the White Tiger is a god said to rule over the western heavens. They also know of the Chinese seven mansions of the western heavens. In Japanese, this can also be the given name Byakko.
白鳥 is the Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja title for white swan (Cygnus Bechstein).
The title literally means white-feathered bird. This title can also be used to refer to a white crane.
This can also be the Japanese surname, Hakuchou.
This literally translates as: It doesn't matter [if a] cat [is] black [or] white, [as long as it] can catch mice, it's a good cat.
This proverb was either composed or made famous by Deng XiaoPing in 1961 when he exclaimed, "I don't care if it's a white cat or a black cat. It's a good cat so long as it catches mice" when his critics pointed out that his ideas were Capitalistic (free market). The response was meant to say, "It does not matter if it's Communist or Capitalist, as long as it works."
This Chinese proverb can be used to suggest one should disregard looks or a person's race, as long as they can do the job. It can also be used as a metaphor for many other situations.
Deng XiaoPing probably saved China from collapse (as the Soviet Union experienced). He changed China's economy from pure Communism to a hybrid where the free market (Capitalism) is encouraged. More about Deng XiaoPing
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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|White||白||shiro||bái / bai2 / bai||pai|
|White Tiger||白虎||byakko / hakko|
byako / hako
|bái hǔ / bai2 hu3 / bai hu / baihu||pai hu / paihu|
|bái hè / bai2 he4 / bai he / baihe||pai ho / paiho|
|bái lóng / bai2 long2 / bai long / bailong||pai lung / pailung|
|白鳥||hakuchou / shirotori|
hakucho / shirotori
|White Crane Fist||白鶴拳|
bai2 he4 quan2
bai he quan
|pai ho ch`üan
pai ho chüan
|White Eagle Style||白鷹派|
|bái yīng pài
bai2 ying1 pai4
bai ying pai
|pai ying p`ai
pai ying pai
|byaku koku / byakukoku||bái hú / bai2 hu2 / bai hu / baihu||pai hu / paihu|
|Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice||不管黑貓白貓能捉著老鼠的就是好貓|
|bù guǎn hēi māo bái māo néng zhuō zhe lǎo shǔ de jiù shì hǎo mǎo
bu4 guan3 hei1 mao1 bai2 mao1 neng2 zhuo1 zhe lao3 shu3 de jiu4 shi4 hao3 mao3
bu guan hei mao bai mao neng zhuo zhe lao shu de jiu shi hao mao
|pu kuan hei mao pai mao neng cho che lao shu te chiu shih hao mao|
|白熊||haguma / shirokuma||bái xióng
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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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