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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


White

China bái
Japan shiro
White Wall Scroll

A lot of people search our website for "white." I am not sure the purpose, unless your family name is white.

白 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.

White Tiger

China bái hǔ
Japan byakko / hakko
White Tiger Wall Scroll

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.

White Crane

China bái hè
White Crane Wall Scroll

白鶴 means White Crane.

This title directly means "White Crane" in Chinese but in English, this particular crane is referred to as the "red-crowned crane" or "Grus Japonensis." This crane is mostly white with a red bill (crown).

White Dragon

China bái lóng
White Dragon Wall Scroll

白龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say, "White Dragon." 白龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means white, pure, or bright.

The second character means dragon.

The White Dragon represents a king who is virtuous and pure.

Swan / White Crane

Japan hakuchou / shirotori
Swan / White Crane Wall Scroll

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.

White Crane Fist

China bái hè
White Crane Fist Wall Scroll

白鶴拳 is the title for White Crane Fist style of martial arts. 白鶴拳 is also known as "Baihequan" or "Fujian White Crane."

White Eagle Style

Bai Ying Pai
China bái yīng pài
White Eagle Style Wall Scroll

白鷹派 is the title "Bai Ying Pai" or "White Eagle School."

The first character means white.
The second means eagle, falcon, and/or hawk.
The third means school (as in the school or style of martial arts).

White Swan

China bái hú
Japan byaku koku
White Swan Wall Scroll

白鵠 is the Chinese title for white swan.

It literally has the same meaning in Japanese but is used more often as the female given name, Akiko in Japan.

Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice

Ability is more important than looks
China bù guǎn hēi māo bái māo néng zhuō zhe lǎo shǔ de jiù shì hǎo mǎo
Black or white cat matters not as long as it can catch mice Wall Scroll

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

White Bear / Polar Bear

China bái xióng
Japan haguma / shirokuma
White Bear / Polar Bear Wall Scroll

This literally means "white bear."

白熊 is a way to say "polar bear" (Ursus maritimus) in Chinese and Japanese.

This can also be the Japanese surname Shirokuma.




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

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
White shirobái / bai2 / bai pai
White Tiger 白虎byakko / hakko
byako / hako
byako/hako
bái hǔ / bai2 hu3 / bai hu / baihu pai hu / paihu
White Crane 白鶴
白鹤
bái hè / bai2 he4 / bai he / baihe pai ho / paiho
White Dragon 白龍
白龙
bái lóng / bai2 long2 / bai long / bailong pai lung / pailung
Swan
White Crane
白鳥hakuchou / shirotori
hakucho / shirotori
hakucho/shirotori
White Crane Fist 白鶴拳
白鹤拳
bái hè
bai2 he4 quan2
bai he quan
baihequan
pai ho ch`üan
paihochüan
pai ho chüan
White Eagle Style 白鷹派
白鹰派
bái yīng pài
bai2 ying1 pai4
bai ying pai
baiyingpai
pai ying p`ai
paiyingpai
pai ying pai
White Swan 白鵠
白鹄
byaku koku / byakukokubái 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
不管黑猫白猫能捉着老鼠的就是好猫
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
White Bear
Polar Bear
白熊haguma / shirokumabái xióng
bai2 xiong2
bai xiong
baixiong
pai hsiung
paihsiung
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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Indomitable Spirit
Inner Power
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Jerry
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Monkey
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Nick
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Robin
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Saint
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Teacher
Tyler
Water Tiger

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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