浪人 in Chinese / Japanese...

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Ronin / Masterless Samurai

làng rén
rou nin
Ronin / Masterless Samurai Scroll

The Ronin have no master - The most famous are the 47 ronin created after their Lord committed suicide. This term was not exactly a positive title for the Samurai of ancient Japan. However, in recent years, movies and video games have glorified the term Ronin.

In Chinese, this term has the original meaning of a hobo, vagabond or ruffian.
In Korean Hanja, these characters would be read as adventurer, wanderer, someone without a steady job, or someone who is wasting away time.

In modern Japan, this term is used as a nickname for a high school student who has failed a college entry exam (and is trying again).

In Chinese and Korean, the Japanese definition of "Masterless Samurai" is known because of the historical context, even in Japanese, the literal translation is closer to the Chinese and Korean definitions shown above.

This will make a fine wall scroll if you are a fan of the Ronin, or see yourself as a Ronin of sorts. However, please think twice before getting a Ronin tattoo!

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Masterless Samurai
浪人rou nin / rounin / ro nin / roninlàng rén / lang4 ren2 / lang ren / langrenlang jen / langjen

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làng rén / lang4 ren2
lang jen
 rounin / ronin / ろうにん
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vagrant; unemployed person; rōnin (wandering masterless samurai)
(n,vs,adj-no) (1) ronin; wandering samurai without a master to serve; (2) out of work; (3) waiting for another chance to enter a university; (given name) Rounin


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 rurounin / ruronin / るろうにん wanderer


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 rouninzaka / roninzaka / ろうにんざか (place-name) Rouninzaka


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 rouninsei / roninse / ろうにんせい (See 浪人・2) student waiting for another chance to enter university after having failed the yearly entrance examination


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 rouningoe / roningoe / ろうにんごえ (place-name) Rouningoe


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 rouninaji;rouninaji / roninaji;roninaji / ろうにんあじ;ロウニンアジ (kana only) giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis)


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 furounin / furonin / ふろうにん (See 浮浪者) vagrant


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 surounin / suronin / すろうにん poor or lowly masterless samurai


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 kamenrounin / kamenronin / かめんろうにん (colloquialism) (See 浪人・2) student who is trying to get into their preferred college while already enrolled at another college


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 daigakurounin / daigakuronin / だいがくろうにん student preparing to re-take initially failed university entrance examinations


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 tairikurounin / tairikuronin / たいりくろうにん (yoji) prewar Japanese adventurer (political activist) in mainland China


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 tenjikurounin / tenjikuronin / てんじくろうにん wandering lordless samurai


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 shuushokurounin / shushokuronin / しゅうしょくろうにん jobless university graduate


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 rounin / ronin / ろうにん (noun/participle) (1) rōnin; ronin; masterless samurai; (2) (浪人 only) high school graduate waiting for another chance to enter university after having failed the yearly entrance examination; (3) (浪人 only) person out of work; jobless person; (4) (浪人 only) (archaism) (orig. meaning) wanderer; drifter

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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.