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The World

China shì jiè
Japan sei kai
The World Vertical Wall Scroll

世界 is the Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja for world.

Beyond the world, this can refer to society, the universe, space, a sphere or circle.

In Buddhism, this would mean the realm governed by one Buddha.

World Peace

China shì jiè hé píng
World Peace Vertical Wall Scroll

世界和平 is the Chinese title for "world peace."

World Peace

Japan sekaiheiwa
World Peace Vertical Wall Scroll

世界平和 is the Japanese title for "world peace" or "peace of the world."

Every Creature Has A Domain

China hǎi wéi lóng shì jiè yún shì hè jiā xiāng
Every Creature Has A Domain Vertical Wall Scroll

Every Creature has a Domain The first line (which is the column on the right) says, "The Ocean is the World of the Dragon." The next column says, "The Clouds are the Domain of the Cranes."

This is a somewhat poetic way to say that everyone and everything has its place in the world.

The image to the right is what this calligraphy can look like in xing-kaishu style by Master Calligrapher Xing An-Ping.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Mandarin shì jiè / shi4 jie4
Taiwan shih chieh
Japanese sekai / せかい
Every Creature Has A Domain Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese world; CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese (1) the world; society; the universe; (2) sphere; circle; world; (can be adjective with の) (3) renowned; world-famous; well-known outside of Japan; (4) {Buddh} (original meaning) realm governed by one Buddha; space; (surname, female given name) Sekai
Loka 世間; the finite world, the world, a world, which is of two kinds: (1) 衆生世界 that of the living, who are receiving their 正報 correct recompense or karma; (2) 器世界 that of the material, or that on which karma depends for expression. By the living is meant 有情 the sentient.


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Mandarin shì jiè hé píng / shi4 jie4 he2 ping2
Taiwan shih chieh ho p`ing / shih chieh ho ping
Every Creature Has A Domain Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese world peace


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Japanese sekaiheiwa / sekaihewa / せかいへいわ
Every Creature Has A Domain Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese world peace; peace of the world


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Mandarin sān shì jiè / san1 shi4 jie4
Taiwan san shih chieh
Japanese san sekai
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Japanese sekaiichi / sekaichi / せかいいち Japanese (n-adv,n-t) best in the world


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Japanese sekaijuu / sekaiju / せかいじゅう Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) around the world; throughout the world


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Mandarin shì jiè zhǔ / shi4 jie4 zhu3
Taiwan shih chieh chu
Japanese sekai shu
The lord, or ruler over a world ordhyāna heaven, one for each of the fourdhyāna heavens; lord of a world


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Japanese sekaijin / せかいじん Japanese cosmopolitan; world citizen


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Japanese sekaizou / sekaizo / せかいぞう Japanese picture of the world; world picture; image of the world; Weltbild


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Japanese sekaihatsu / せかいはつ Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) world-first


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Japanese sekaihaku / せかいはく Japanese (abbreviation) (See 世界博覧会) world expo; world fair


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Japanese sekaishi / せかいし Japanese world history; international history



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Mandarin shì jiè bào / shi4 jie4 bao4
Taiwan shih chieh pao
Chinese the name of various newspapers, notably Le Monde (France), El Mundo (Spain) and Die Welt (Germany)


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Japanese sekaisei / sekaise / せかいせい Japanese universality


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Japanese sekaishin / せかいしん Japanese new world record


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Japanese sekaiji / せかいじ Japanese Universal Time; UT


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Japanese sekaireki / せかいれき Japanese World Calendar


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Mandarin shì jiè bēi / shi4 jie4 bei1
Taiwan shih chieh pei
Chinese World Cup


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Japanese sekaiju / せかいじゅ Japanese Yggdrasil; The World Tree


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Japanese sekaiteki / せかいてき Japanese (adjectival noun) (1) worldwide; global; international; universal; (2) world-famous; world-class


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Japanese sekaikei / sekaike / せかいけい Japanese genre of manga, anime, etc.



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Mandarin shì jiè jí / shi4 jie4 ji2
Taiwan shih chieh chi
Chinese world-class


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Japanese sekaisen / せかいせん Japanese {physics} world line



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Mandarin shì jiè yuán / shi4 jie4 yuan2
Taiwan shih chieh yüan
Japanese sekai en
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition


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Japanese sekaikan / せかいかん Japanese (1) world view; outlook on the world; Weltanschauung (philosophy); (2) appearance of a world (e.g. in fiction)



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Mandarin shì jiè guān / shi4 jie4 guan1
Taiwan shih chieh kuan
Chinese worldview; world outlook; Weltanschauung



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Mandarin shì jiè yǔ / shi4 jie4 yu3
Taiwan shih chieh yü
Japanese sekaigo / せかいご
Chinese Esperanto
Japanese universal language; international language


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Japanese konsekai / こんせかい Japanese this world


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Japanese tasekai / たせかい Japanese other worlds


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Mandarin fú shì jiè / fu2 shi4 jie4
Taiwan fu shih chieh
Japanese butsu sekai
A Buddha-realm, divided into two categories, the pure and the impure, i.e. the passionless and passion worlds.

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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
The World世界sei kai / seikaishì jiè / shi4 jie4 / shi jie / shijieshih chieh / shihchieh
World Peace世界和平shì jiè hé píng
shi4 jie4 he2 ping2
shi jie he ping
shih chieh ho p`ing
shih chieh ho ping
World Peace世界平和sekaiheiwa
Every Creature Has A Domain海為龍世界雲是鶴家鄉
hǎi wéi lóng shì jiè yún shì hè jiā xiāng
hai3 wei2 long2 shi4 jie4 yun2 shi4 he4 jia1 xiang1
hai wei long shi jie yun shi he jia xiang
hai wei lung shih chieh yün shih ho chia hsiang
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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