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Ba Gua Zhang

Martial arts term
China bā guà zhǎng
Japan hakkeshou
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八卦掌 is the title Baguazhang, a form of Chinese boxing.

Literally-translated, this means, "Eight Trigrams Palm.

You will see this romanized as, "Ba Gua Zhang," or "Pa Kua Chang" (same characters, just different romanization used in mainland China versus Taiwan).

八卦掌 is also known in Japan as hakkeshou or hakkesho.

Zhang

China zhāng
Japan chou
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張 is a Chinese surname that romanizes as Zhang.

This can also be the Japanese surnames Harisaki, Hari, Hara, Tsuan, Chou, Cho, Chiyan, Chiyau, Chan, Chian, Sun, Jin, Jiyon, Jiyan, Zan, San, or Kin.

The meaning of this character can be: to open up; to spread; sheet of paper; classifier for flat objects; sheet; classifier for votes.


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Characters

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Pronunciation
Romanization
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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Japanese masuo ますお
 hideo ひでお
 tsukasa つかさ
 takeru たける
 takeshi たけし
 take たけ
 takashi たかし
 jouji / joji じょうじ
 jou / jo じょう
Chinese measure of length, ten Chinese feet (3.3 m); to measure; husband; polite appellation for an older male
Japanese (particle) (1) (kana only) only; just; merely; simply; no more than; nothing but; alone; (2) (kana only) as (e.g. as soon as, as much as); (3) (kana only) worth; (1) height; stature; (2) length (esp. of clothing); (3) all (one has); everything; (4) magnificence (of a waka poem, etc.); (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) height; stature; (2) length (esp. of clothing); (3) all (one has); everything; (4) magnificence (of a waka poem, etc.); (1) 3.03 meters (ten shaku); (2) length; measure; (suffix) (3) (honorific or respectful language) Mr.; Mrs.; (given name) Masuo; (given name) Hideo; (given name) Tsukasa; (personal name) Takeru; (given name) Takeshi; (personal name) Take; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Jouji; (surname, given name) Jou
Ten feet; an elder; a wife's parents; a husband.

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Japanese mamoru まもる
Chinese weaponry; to hold (a weapon); to wield; to rely on; to depend on; war; battle
Japanese cane, whipping rod; (personal name) Mamoru
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin zhǎng / zhang3
Taiwan chang
Chinese surname Zhang

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Chinese husband's father

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Japanese akira あきら
Chinese cliff; range of peaks
Japanese (given name) Akira

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Japanese tobari とばり
 chou / cho ちょう
Chinese covering veil; canopy; screen; tent; variant of 賬|账[zhang4]
Japanese (kana only) curtain; hanging; bunting; book; register; (surname) Tobari; (surname) Chou

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Chinese hanging scroll

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Japanese miharu みはる
 hiraku ひらく
 harisaki はりさき
 hari はり
 hara はら
 tsuan つあん
 chiriko ちりこ
 chou / cho ちょう
 cho ちょ
 chiyan ちやん
 chiyau ちやう
 chan ちゃん
 chiongu ちおんぐ
 chian ちあん
 sun すん
 jin じん
 jiyon じよん
 jiyan じやん
 zan ざん
 san さん
 kin きん
 ga
 ei / e えい
Chinese to open up; to spread; sheet of paper; classifier for flat objects, sheet; classifier for votes; surname Zhang
Japanese (1) (astron) (archaism) Chinese "Extended Net" constellation (one of the 28 mansions); (suf,ctr) (2) counter for objects with stretched strings (i.e. bows, kotos), curtains, papers, etc.; (given name) Miharu; (given name) Hiraku; (surname) Harisaki; (surname) Hari; (surname) Hara; (surname) Tsuan; (female given name) Chiriko; (surname) Chou; (surname) Cho; (surname) Chiyan; (surname) Chiyau; (surname) Chan; (surname) Chiongu; (surname) Chian; (surname) Sun; (surname) Jin; (surname) Jiyon; (surname) Jiyan; (surname) Zan; (personal name) San; (surname) Kin; (surname) G
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Taiwan chang
Japanese shou / sho しょう
 katsuyoshi かつよし
 katsumoto かつもと
 katsuma かつま
 katsuhiro かつひろ
 katsuhata かつはた
 katsuki かつき
 aya あや
 akira あきら
 akinori あきのり
 akitsugu あきつぐ
 aki あき
Chinese clear; conspicuous; manifest
Japanese (given name) Shou; (male given name) Katsuyoshi; (personal name) Katsumoto; (personal name) Katsuma; (personal name) Katsuhiro; (personal name) Katsuhata; (personal name) Katsuki; (given name) Aya; (female given name) Akira; (personal name) Akinori; (personal name) Akitsugu; (female given name) Aki
Variegated, adorned; to display, show, make manifest; to express

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Japanese tsuesaki つえさき
Chinese a staff; a rod; cane; walking stick; to flog with a stick (old)
Japanese cane; walking stick; staff; wand; (archaism) severe caning (60-100 times); (surname) Tsuesaki
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Japanese masayoshi まさよし
 masao まさお
 tabinoki たびのき
 sao さお
 kunugi くぬぎ
 kusunoki くすのき
 kusu くす
 katsuyo かつよ
 katsuyuki かつゆき
 katsumori かつもり
 katsumasa かつまさ
 katsuharu かつはる
 katsuse かつせ
 katsushou / katsusho かつしょう
 katsushige かつしげ
 katsukiyo かつきよ
 katsugawa かつがわ
 katsukawa かつかわ
 katsuo かつお
 kachigawa かちがわ
Chinese camphor; Cinnamonum camphara
Japanese (kana only) camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora); camphorwood; camphor laurel; (personal name) Masayoshi; (personal name) Masao; (surname) Tabinoki; (surname) Sao; (surname) Kunugi; (place-name) Kusunoki; (surname) Kusu; (personal name) Katsuyo; (personal name) Katsuyuki; (personal name) Katsumori; (personal name) Katsumasa; (personal name) Katsuharu; (personal name) Katsuse; (personal name) Katsushou; (personal name) Katsushige; (personal name) Katsukiyo; (personal name) Katsugawa

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Mandarin zhàng // zhǎng / zhang4 // zhang3
Taiwan chang
Chinese to swell; to distend; to rise (of prices, rivers)

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Chinese Zhang river in Fujian

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Taiwan chang
Chinese bright; to rise (of sun)

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Mandarin zhǎng / zhang3
Taiwan chang
Japanese shougo / shogo しょうご
 katsuyuki かつゆき
 katsumoto かつもと
 katsumi かつみ
 katsumata かつまた
 katsubara かつばら
 katsuhara かつはら
Chinese palm of the hand; sole of the foot; paw; horseshoe; to slap; to hold in one's hand; to wield
Japanese palm (of one's hand); (personal name) Shougo; (personal name) Katsuyuki; (personal name) Katsumoto; (personal name) Katsumi; (personal name) Katsumata; (personal name) Katsubara; (personal name) Katsuhara
A palm, a paw; to grasp, control, administer.

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Chinese river deer; roebuck

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Taiwan chang
Japanese yuki ゆき
 fumi ふみ
 hajime はじめ
 takashi たかし
 suguro すぐろ
 shouwa / showa しょうわ
 shouroku / shoroku しょうろく
 shougo / shogo しょうご
 shou / sho しょう
 katsurou / katsuro かつろう
 katsuro かつろ
 katsuren かつれん
 katsunami かつなみ
 katsukazu かつかず
 katsuo かつお
 aya あや
 akira あきら
 akinori あきのり
 akitsugu あきつぐ
 aki あき
Chinese chapter; section; clause; movement (of symphony); seal; badge; regulation; order; surname Zhang
Japanese (1) chapter; section; (2) medal; (female given name) Yuki; (female given name) Fumi; (female given name) Hajime; (given name) Nori; (given name) Takashi; (personal name) Suguro; (personal name) Shouwa; (personal name) Shouroku; (personal name) Shougo; (surname, female given name) Shou; (personal name) Katsurou; (personal name) Katsuro; (personal name) Katsuren; (personal name) Katsunami; (personal name) Katsukazu; (personal name) Katsuo; (female given name) Aya; (female given name) Akira; (personal name) Akinori
A section, chapter; finished, elegant; essay, document; rule, according to pattern; sentence

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Chinese food; white cooked rice

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Chinese decameter (old)

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Chinese cataract in the eye

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Chinese malaria; miasma

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Japanese tamaki たまき
 shou / sho しょう
 akira あきら
Chinese ancient stone ornament
Japanese (female given name) Tamaki; (surname, given name) Shou; (surname, given name) Akira

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Chinese account; bill; debt; CL:本[ben3],筆|笔[bi3]

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Chinese cockroach

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Chinese dropsical; swollen; to swell; to be bloated

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Chinese octopus

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Chinese variant of 獐[zhang1]

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Mandarin zhàng / zhang4
Taiwan chang
Japanese shō
Chinese to block; to hinder; to obstruct
varaṇa; āvaraṇa; a screen, barricade, partition, a term for the passions or any delusion which hinders enlightenment; obstacle

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Mandarin zhǎng // shàng / zhang3 // shang4
Taiwan chang // shang
Chinese patch of leather; to sole a shoe; also written 緔|绱[shang4]

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Mandarin zhāng / zhang1
Taiwan chang
Japanese shō
Chinese place name
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Taiwan chang
Japanese michi みち
 masaru まさる
 hisashi ひさし
 hatsumi はつみ
 hajime はじめ
 nobu のぶ
 nagamune ながむね
 nagamine ながみね
 nagahama ながはま
 nagataka ながたか
 nagasue ながすえ
 nagaji ながじ
 nagashio ながしお
 nagashi ながし
 nagasako ながさこ
 nagasaki ながさき
 tokuchou / tokucho とくちょう
 tsurunaga つるなが
 tsukasa つかさ
 chouji / choji ちょうじ
 chou / cho ちょう
 takeru たける
 takeshi たけし
 take たけ
 takashi たかし
 susumu すすむ
 osamu おさむ
 osa おさ
 oki おき
 arata あらた
Chinese chief; head; elder; to grow; to develop; to increase; to enhance; length; long; forever; always; constantly
Japanese (pref,suf) long; (1) (archaism) office; official; (2) chief; head; (1) head; chief; leader; elder; (2) merit; strong point; (3) superiority; (4) (music) major; (out-dated kanji) (1) height; stature; (2) length (esp. of clothing); (3) all (one has); everything; (4) magnificence (of a waka poem, etc.); (out-dated kanji) (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (1) height; stature; (2) length (esp. of clothing); (3) all (one has); everything; (4) magnificence (of a waka poem, etc.); (1) head; chief; leader; elder; (2) the greatest of all; the most excellent; (surname) Michi; (surname, given name) Masaru; (surname, given name) Hisashi; (surname) Hatsumi; (surname, female given name) Hajime; (surname) Nobu; (personal name) Nagamune; (personal name) Nagamine; (surname) Nagahama; (surname) Nagataka; (personal name) Nagasue; (personal name) Nagaji; (personal name) Nagashio; (given name) Nagashi; (personal name) Nagasako; (surname) Nagasaki; (surname) Naga; (surname) Toku
chang, long; always; zhang, to grow, rising, senior.

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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
Ba Gua Zhang 八卦掌hakkeshou / hakeshobā guà zhǎng
ba1 gua4 zhang3
ba gua zhang
baguazhang
pa kua chang
pakuachang
Zhang
chou / chozhāng / zhang1 / zhang chang
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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A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

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