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鄐 is a Chinese surname that romanizes as Chu.

Please note, there are several surnames that romanize as Chu. In fact, in the mainland, names that romanize as Zhu would be Chu in Taiwan. It's easy to get confused to please email me if you are not sure about which surname you need (send me an image of the character if you can).

Virgo Zodiac Symbol / Sign

chù nǚ zuò
Virgo Zodiac Symbol / Sign Scroll

處女座 is the Chinese way to write Virgo (virgin) of western astrology.

Please note this version is only used in Chinese (see other version if Japanese is your audience).

See Also:  Chinese Zodiac

Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu

yuǎn shàng hán shān shí jìng xiá bái yún shēng chù yǒu rén jiā tíng chē zuò ài fēng lín wǎn shuàng yè hóng yú èr yuè huā
Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu Scroll

This poem was written almost 1200 years ago during the Tang dynasty.

It depicts traveling up a place known as Cold Mountain, where some hearty people have built their homes. The traveler is overwhelmed by the beauty of the turning leaves of the maple forest that surrounds him just as night overtakes the day, and darkness prevails. His heart implores him to stop, and take in all of the beauty around him.

First before you get to the full translation, I must tell you that Chinese poetry is a lot different than what we have in the west. Chinese words simply don't rhyme in the same way that English, or other western languages do. Chinese poetry depends on rhythm and a certain beat of repeated numbers of characters.

I have done my best to translate this poem keeping a certain feel of the original poet. But some of the original beauty of the poem in it's original Chinese will be lost in translation.

Far away on Cold Mountain, a stone path leads upwards.
Among white clouds, people's homes reside.
Stopping my carriage I must, as to admire the maple forest at nights fall.
In awe of autumn leaves showing more red than even flowers of early spring.

Hopefully, this poem will remind you to stop, and "take it all in" as you travel through life.
The poet's name is "Du Mu" in Chinese that is: 杜牧.
The title of the poem, "Mountain Travels" is: 山行
You can have the title, poet's name, and even Tang Dynasty written as an inscription on your custom wall scroll if you like.

More about the poet:

Dumu lived from 803-852 AD and was a leading Chinese poet during the later part of the Tang dynasty.
He was born in Chang'an, a city of central China and former capital of the ancient Chinese empire in 221-206 BC. In present-day China, his birthplace is currently known as Xi'an, the home of the Terracotta Soldiers.

He was awarded his Jinshi degree (an exam administered by the emperor's court which leads to becoming an official of the court) at the age of 25, and went on to hold many official positions over the years. However, he never achieved a high rank, apparently because of some disputes between various factions, and his family's criticism of the government. His last post in the court was his appointment to the office of Secretariat Drafter.

During his life, he wrote scores of narrative poems, as well as a commentary on the Art of War and many letters of advice to high officials.

His poems were often very realistic, and often depicted every day life. He wrote poems about everything, from drinking beer in a tavern to weepy poems about lost love.

The thing that strikes you most is the fact even after 1200 years, not much has changed about the beauty of nature, toils and troubles of love and beer drinking.

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

Title CharactersVarious forms of Romanized Chinese
Chuchù / chu4 / chuch`u / chu
Virgo Zodiac Symbol
chù nǚ zuò
chu4 nv3 zuo4
chu nv zuo
ch`u nü tso
chu nü tso
Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu遠上寒山石徑斜白雲生處有人家停車坐愛楓林晚霜葉紅於二月花
yuǎn shàng hán shān shí jìng xiá bái yún shēng chù yǒu rén jiā tíng chē zuò ài fēng lín wǎn shuàng yè hóng yú èr yuè huā
yuan3 shang4 han2 shan1 shi2 jing4 xia2 bai2 yun2 sheng1 chu4 you3 ren2 jia1 ting2 che1 zuo4 ai4 feng1 lin2 wan3 shuang4 ye4 hong2 yu2 er4 yue4 hua1
yuan shang han shan shi jing xia bai yun sheng chu you ren jia ting che zuo ai feng lin wan shuang ye hong yu er yue hua
yüan shang han shan shih ching hsia pai yün sheng ch`u yu jen chia t`ing ch`e tso ai feng lin wan shuang yeh hung yü erh yüeh hua
yüan shang han shan shih ching hsia pai yün sheng chu yu jen chia ting che tso ai feng lin wan shuang yeh hung yü erh yüeh hua
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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Simple Dictionary Definition

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
Mountain Travels Poem by Dumu Scroll
surname Chu

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
step with the right foot; see 彳亍[chi4 chu4]

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
 hajime / はじめ
to begin
(given name) Hajime

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
rough and rugged

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
fearful; timid; to fear

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
to be afraid

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
lead; pull

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
(person); angry

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
 hitoshi / ひとし
lofty; upright
(male given name) Hitoshi

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
crimson silk; deficiency; to stitch

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
 sho / ところ
place; location; spot; point; office; department; bureau; respect; classifier for locations or items of damage: spot, point
(out-dated kanji) (n,suf) (1) place; spot; scene; site; (2) (kana only) address; (3) (kana only) district; area; locality; (4) (kana only) one's house; (5) (kana only) point; aspect; side; facet; (6) (kana only) passage (in text); part; (7) (kana only) space; room; (8) (kana only) thing; matter; (9) (kana only) whereupon; as a result; (10) (kana only) about to; on the verge of; (11) (kana only) was just doing; was in the process of doing; have just done; just finished doing; (surname) Tokoro
To dwell, abide; fix, decide, punish; a place, state. āyatana, 阿耶怛那, also tr. 入, place or entrance of the sense, both the organ and the sensation, or sense datum; hence the 十二處 twelve āyatana, i. e. six organs, and six sense data that enter for discrimination; locus

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
 soku / ふれ
to touch; to make contact with something; to stir up sb's emotions
(surname) Fure
To butt, strike against; contact. sparśa, touch, contact, collision, the quality of tangibility, feeling, sensation. M.W. Eleven kinds of sensation are given— hot, cold, hard, soft, etc. sparśa is one of the twelve nidānas, cf. 十二因緣, and of the sadāyatana, cf. 六入. It is also used with the meaning of 濁 unclean.

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
a shackled pig

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
crowd; transliteration of Sanskrit 'kso', e.g. Aksobhya Buddha 阿閦佛

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chù / chu4
ch`u / chu
to dismiss from office; to expel
to expel



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chù / yi1 chu4
i ch`u / i chu



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chù / yi1 chu4
i ch`u / i chu
See 一縷; one butt



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chù / qi1 chu4
ch`i ch`u / chi chu
seven places



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sān chù / san1 chu4
san ch`u / san chu
the three realms (of transmigration)


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chù / bu4 chu4
pu ch`u / pu chu
not storing



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èr chù / er4 chu4
erh ch`u / erh chu
 ni sho
two points


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chù / zi3 chu4
tzu ch`u / tzu chu
newborn animal



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chù / ta1 chu4
t`a ch`u / ta chu
 tasho / たしょ
(out-dated kanji) (1) another place; somewhere else; elsewhere; (2) (archaism) moving (to another place)



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zhù chù / zhu4 chu4
chu ch`u / chu chu
residence; dwelling; dwelling place



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chù / he2 chu4
ho ch`u / ho chu
 kasho / いどこ
whence; where
(out-dated kanji) (pn,adj-no) (1) (kana only) where; what place; (2) how much (long, far); what extent; (out-dated kanji) (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) (pn,adj-no) (1) (kana only) where; what place; (2) how much (long, far); what extent
how on earth?



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lái chù / lai2 chu4
lai ch`u / lai chu
where it comes from



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chù / yi1 chu4
i ch`u / i chu


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miǎn chù / mian3 chu4
mien ch`u / mien chu
 menchutsu / めんちゅつ
to dismiss; to fire; to degrade
(noun/participle) dismissal



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nèi chù / nei4 chu4
nei ch`u / nei chu
internal perceptual field



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liǎng chù / liang3 chu4
liang ch`u / liang chu
both places

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