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We have many options to create artwork with the Chinese characters / Asian symbols / Japanese Kanji for Soldier on a wall scroll.
See also: Warrior | Fighter | Military Proverbs of Ancient Asia

Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Soldiers
  2. American Soldier / American Serviceman
  3. Marine / Soldier of the Sea
  4. Military Veteran / Retired Soldier
  5. Soldier / Private
  6. Soldier of the Gods
  7. Soldier of Fortune
  8. Soldier / Serviceman
  9. Warrior Monk / Soldier Priest
10. Warrior of God / Soldier of God
11. Ghost Warrior
12. Fighter for God
13. Active Duty Military
14. Army / Military


China bīng
Japan hei
Soldiers Wall Scroll

This character can be used to express soldiers, troops, a force, an army, weapons, arms, military, warfare, tactics, strategy, or warlike. The final meaning depends on context. It's also part of the Chinese title for the Terracotta soldiers. In fact, this character is usually used in compound words (words of more than one character). Sometimes this single character is the title used for the pawns in a chess game (in a related issue, this is also a nickname for soldiers with the rank of Private).

See Also:  Military | Warrior

American Soldier / American Serviceman

China méi guó jūn rén
American Soldier / American Serviceman Wall Scroll

美國軍人 means "American Soldier" or literally "American Military Person." This can also be translated as, "American military personnel," or "American serviceman." Gender is not specified in this title, so it's appropriate for male or female soldiers.

Marine / Soldier of the Sea

Japan kai hei
Marine / Soldier of the Sea Wall Scroll

This way to express "Marine" as in an individual "Soldier of the Sea" in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja characters (not to be confused with Korean Hangul).

Breaking down each character, this means:
"ocean/sea soldier/army/warrior."

Please note that this Japanese/Korean version kind of means "sailor" or "navy" in Chinese.

See Also:  Military

Military Veteran / Retired Soldier

China tuì wǔ jūn rén
Military Veteran / Retired Soldier Wall Scroll

退伍軍人 is the Chinese title for a military veteran.

The first two characters mean, "retired from the ranks," or discharged.

The last two characters mean, serviceman, soldier, or military personnel.

Soldier / Private

China shì bīng
Soldier / Private Wall Scroll

士兵 means "Soldier" but more specifically, a rank-and-file soldier (a private or troop - you could say a ground-pounder). Our other entry for "solider / serviceman" is probably better for a wall scroll (since someday, you will be promoted).

Note: In Japanese, they use these characters in opposite order to create the same meaning word. In that order, it's pronounced "heishi" in Japanese. Just let us know if you want it in Japanese Kanji order when you place your order.

Soldier of the Gods

China shén bīng
Japan shin pei
Soldier of the Gods Wall Scroll

神兵 is a Japanese, Chinese, and Korean title that means "soldier dispatched by a god," or "soldier under the protection of the gods."

神兵 is used more in Japanese (especially in animation) than the other languages.

Soldier of Fortune

China gù yōng bīng
Soldier of Fortune Wall Scroll

雇佣兵 is "soldier of fortune" in Chinese. It can also be read as, "mercenary" or "hired gun."

Soldier of Fortune

Japan fuu un ji
Soldier of Fortune Wall Scroll

風雲児 is "soldier of fortune" in Japanese. It can also be read as, "lucky adventurer" or "adventurer who takes advantage of troubled times."

Soldier / Serviceman

China jūn rén
Japan gun jin
Soldier / Serviceman Wall Scroll

軍人 means "Soldier" or literally "Military Person." This can also be translated as, "military personnel," "soldier," or "serviceman" (it is unisex, so male or female is not indicated).

See Also:  Military

Warrior Monk / Soldier Priest

China sēng bīng
Japan sou hei
Warrior Monk / Soldier Priest Wall Scroll

藩士 is a strange title for a wall scroll but it may suit you if you see yourself as a warrior monk. This title is not commonly used but will be understood in both Chinese and Japanese. It can also be read as "armed monks."

Warrior of God / Soldier of God

Japan kami no heishi
Warrior of God / Soldier of God Wall Scroll

神の兵士 means, "Warrior of God" or "Soldier of God" in Japanese.

Ghost Warrior

China yōu líng zhàn shì
Ghost Warrior Wall Scroll

幽靈戰士 means Ghost Warrior or Ghost Soldier in Chinese.

This title is used for at least one movie, and a video game (about a sniper).

Fighter for God

China shàng dì de dòu shì
Fighter for God Wall Scroll

上帝的鬥士 means "God's Fighter."

While a lot of people search for "Warrior of God," or "Soldier of God," this is actually the most natural way to say something like this in Chinese.

Active Duty Military

Person on Active Duty
China xiàn yì jūn rén
Japan geneki gunjin
Active Duty Military Wall Scroll

現役軍人 means "Active Duty Soldier" or literally "Active Duty Military Person."

This title is a great way to show your pride in being an active duty member of the armed forces.

The first two characters mean "active duty" and the second two characters can be translated as "military personnel," "soldier," or "serviceman" (it is unisex, so male or female is not indicated).

If anyone is looking for "reservist" just post your request on our Asian calligraphy forum.

See Also:  Military

Army / Military

China jūn
Japan gun
Army / Military Wall Scroll

This character means army, military, or arms.

軍 is also a character used in the compound word that means "army general." It's the "gun" in the well-known Japanese title "Shogun" which means general.

See Also:  Shogun | Navy | Marine | Military

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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
Soldiers heibīng / bing1 / bing ping
American Soldier
American Serviceman
méi guó jūn rén
mei2 guo2 jun1 ren2
mei guo jun ren
mei kuo chün jen
Soldier of the Sea
海兵kai hei / kaihei
Military Veteran
Retired Soldier
tuì wǔ jūn rén
tui4 wu3 jun1 ren2
tui wu jun ren
t`ui wu chün jen
tui wu chün jen
士兵shì bīng / shi4 bing1 / shi bing / shibing shih ping / shihping
Soldier of the Gods 神兵shin pei / shinpeishén bīng
shen2 bing1
shen bing
shen ping
Soldier of Fortune 雇佣兵gù yōng bīng
gu4 yong1 bing1
gu yong bing
ku yung ping
Soldier of Fortune 風雲児fuu un ji / fuuunji / fu un ji / fuunji
gun jin / gunjinjūn rén / jun1 ren2 / jun ren / junren chün jen / chünjen
Warrior Monk
Soldier Priest
藩士sou hei / souhei / so hei / soheisēng bīng
seng1 bing1
seng bing
seng ping
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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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.