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Darkness Scroll

闇 is the shortest and universal way (in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja) to write "darkness".

In Chinese this can mean: dark, gloomy, hidden, secret, to shut the door, unilluminated.

In Japanese this can mean: darkness, the dark, black-marketeering, dark, shady, illegal.

In old Korean Hanja this can mean: dark, obscure, hidden, secret.

暗 Note that there is an alternate form of this character. It is used as an alternate in all three languages (that rarely happens). You can see this alternate version to the right. If you want to order that version, please click on that character, instead of the button above.

Qi Gong / Chi Kung

qì gōng
Qi Gong / Chi Kung Scroll

Qigong is the title of a technique that is somewhere between a medical practice, meditation, and in some cases a religion. The definition is blurred depending on which school of Qigong you are following. In some cases, it is even incorporated with martial arts.

Some people (even Chinese people) mix this title with Tai Chi (Tai Qi) exercises.

Lately in China, people will claim to practice Tai Chi rather than Qigong because the Qigong title was recently used as a cover for an illegal pseudo-religious movement in China with the initials F.G. or F.D. (I can not write those names here for fear of our website being banned in China).

You can learn those names and more here: Further info about Qigong

If you are wondering about why I wrote "Qi Gong" and "Chi Kung" as the title of this calligraphy entry, I should teach you a little about the various ways in which Chinese can be Romanized. One form writes this as "Chi Kung" or "Chikung" (Taiwan). In the mainland and elsewhere, it is Romanized as "Qi Gong" or "Qigong". The actual pronunciation is the same in Taiwan, mainland, and Singapore Mandarin. Neither Romanization is exactly like English. If you want to know how to say this with English rules, it would be something like "Chee Gong" (but the "gong" has a vowel sound like the "O" in "go").

Romanization is a really confusing topic and has caused many Chinese words to be mispronounced in the west. One example is "Kung Pao Chicken" which should actually be more like "Gong Bao" with the "O" sounding like "oh" for both characters. Neither system of Romanization in Taiwan or the Mainland is perfect in my opinion and lead to many misunderstandings.

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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
yamiàn / an4 / an
Qi Gong
Chi Kung
kikou / kikoqì gōng / qi4 gong1 / qi gong / qigongch`i kung / chikung / chi kung
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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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Qi Gong / Chi Kung Scroll
to close (a door); to eclipse; muddled; stupid; ignorant; variant of 暗[an4]
(noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) darkness; the dark; (2) bewilderment; despair; hopelessness; (3) hidden place; secrecy; oblivion; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (4) black market; shady trading; underhand transactions; illegal channels; (personal name) Awa
To shut; dark; retired; translit. am, cf. 暗, 菴; to withdraw

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Qi Gong / Chi Kung Scroll
black; dark; sinister; secret; shady; illegal; to hide (something) away; to vilify; (loanword) to hack (computing)
kāla; kṛṣṇa; black; dark.



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sà dì
    sa4 di4
sa ti
Qi Gong / Chi Kung Scroll
sati (illegal Hindu practice)

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fat; fertile; loose-fitting or large; to fertilize; to become rich by illegal means; fertilizer; manure
manure; night soil; dung; fertiliser; fertilizer; (personal name) Yutaka
Fat; fat


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bù fǎ
    bu4 fa3
pu fa
 fuhou / fuho
lawless; illegal; unlawful
(noun or adjectival noun) (1) unlawful; illegal; (noun or adjectival noun) (2) unreasonable; outrageous; unjust; unwarranted
Not in accordance with the Buddha law, wrong, improper, unlawful.


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rén shé
    ren2 she2
jen she
illegal immigrant


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tōu dù
    tou1 du4
t`ou tu
    tou tu
illegal immigration; to stowaway (on a ship); to steal across the international border; to run a blockade


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kè bó
    ke4 bo2
k`o po
    ko po
unkind; harsh; cutting; mean; acrimony; to embezzle by making illegal deductions
(noun or adjectival noun) cruel; inhumane; callous; brutal


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(n,n-suf) (1) broken piece; (suffix noun) (2) below (a certain level, point, quantity, etc.); dropping below; (3) (slang) {comp} (See ワレズ) illegal downloading and distribution of commercial software; warez


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shí yī
    shi2 yi1
shih i
 toichi; tooichi; toichi
    といち; とおいち; トイチ
eleven; 11
(1) (kana only) type of illegal loan charging 10% interest every 10 days; (2) {hanaf} (See 手役) dealt hand consisting of 1-point cards and one single 10-point card; (surname) Tokazu
ekādaśa, eleven.



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kè yào
    ke4 yao4
k`o yao
    ko yao
to take (illegal) drugs


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(abbreviation) (See 在留特別許可) Special Permission to Stay in Japan; residence status that can be granted to illegal immigrants or overstayers



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tào huì
    tao4 hui4
t`ao hui
    tao hui
illegal currency exchange; arbitrage


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tào qǔ
    tao4 qu3
t`ao ch`ü
    tao chü
to acquire fraudulently; an illegal exchange


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dǎ hēi
    da3 hei1
ta hei
to crack down on illegal activities; to fight organized crime



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sǎo hēi
    sao3 hei1
sao hei
to crack down on illegal activities; to fight organized crime



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hèng cái
    heng4 cai2
heng ts`ai
    heng tsai
easy money; windfall; ill-gotten gains; undeserved fortune; illegal profit


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(noun/participle) circumvention of the law; evasion of the law (by using legal means to obtain a result normally only obtainable by illegal ones)



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làn fá
    lan4 fa2
lan fa
to denude; illegal logging; forest clearance
(noun/participle) reckless deforestation; overcutting of forests


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fàn dú
    fan4 du2
fan tu
illegal drug; narcotic


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 toukutsu / tokutsu
(noun/participle) illegal digging; illegal mining; grave robbing; tomb robbing



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dào cǎi
    dao4 cai3
tao ts`ai
    tao tsai
to mine (or harvest, log, trap animals etc) illegally; illegal mining (or logging etc)



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dào bǎn
    dao4 ban3
tao pan
pirated; illegal; see also 正版[zheng4 ban3]



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wō diǎn
    wo1 dian3
wo tien
lair; den (of illegal activities)


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(1) backdoor; rear entrance; (adj-no,n) (2) (See 裏口入学・うらぐちにゅうがく) unauthorized; illicit; illegal; (surname) Urakuchi



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fàn sī
    fan4 si1
fan ssu
to traffic (smuggled goods); illegal trading



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dǔ wō
    du3 wo1
tu wo
gamblers' den; illegal casino


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lù bà
    lu4 ba4
lu pa
brigand; (modern) uncivil driver; road hog; (PRC) person who sets up an illegal toll; (Tw) person who uses a part of the street as their private parking place


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(1) (illegal) riot; tumult; (2) disorder; (3) complaining; disagreeing; opposing



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wéi jiàn
    wei2 jian4
wei chien
abbr. for 違章建築|违章建筑, illegal construction

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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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.

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