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Fair / Impartial

China gōng píng
Japan kouhei
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公平 means impartial, fairness, and justice in Chinese, old Korean, and Japanese.

This character, on your wall, should be used to remind yourself to be fair and just in all situations of life.

See Also:  Justice | Balance

Unselfish: Perfectly Impartial

China dà gōng wú sī
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This Chinese proverb comes from an old story from some time before 476 BC. About a man named Qi Huangyang, who was commissioned by the king to select the best person for a certain job in the Imperial Court.

Qi Huangyang selected his enemy for the job. The king was very confused by the selection but Qi Huangyang explained that he was asked to find the best person for the job, not necessarily someone that he personally liked or had a friendship with.

Later, Confucius commented on how unselfish and impartial Qi Huangyang was by saying "Da Gong Wu Si" which if you look it up in a Chinese dictionary, is generally translated as "Unselfish" or "Just and Fair."

If you translate each character, you'd have something like,

"Big/Deep Justice Without Self."

Direct translations like this leave out a lot of what the Chinese characters really say. Use your imagination, and suddenly you realize that "without self" means "without thinking about yourself in the decision" - together, these two words mean "unselfish." The first two characters serve to really drive the point home that we are talking about a concept that is similar to "blind justice."

One of my Chinese-English dictionaries translates this simply as "just and fair." So that is the short and simple version.

Note: This can be pronounced in Korean but it's not a commonly used term.

See Also:  Selflessness | Work Unselfishly for the Common Good | Altruism

Impartial and Fair to the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the World

China yí shì tóng rén
Japan isshidoujin
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一視同仁 is how to write "universal benevolence." 一視同仁 is also how to express the idea that you see all people the same.

If you are kind and charitable to all people, this is the best way to state that virtue. It is the essence of being impartial to all mankind, regardless of social standing, background, race, sex, etc. You do not judge others but rather you see them eye to eye on the same level with you.

See Also:  Benevolence | Compassion | Equality | Justice | Right Decision | Selflessness | Work Unselfishly for the Common

Justice / Rectitude / Right Decision

Also means: honor loyalty morality righteousness
Japan gi
Justice / Rectitude / Right Decision Vertical Wall Scroll

義 is about doing the right thing or making the right decision, not because it's easy but because it's ethically and morally correct.

No matter the outcome or result, one does not lose face if tempering proper justice.

義 can also be defined as righteousness, justice, morality, honor, or "right conduct." In more a more expanded definition, it can mean loyalty to friends, loyalty to the public good, or patriotism. This idea of loyalty and friendship comes from the fact that you will treat those you are loyal to with morality and justice.

義 is also one of the five tenets of Confucius doctrine.

儀 There's also an alternate version of this character sometimes seen in Bushido or Korean Taekwondo tenets. It's just the addition of a radical on the left side of the character. If you want this version, click on the image to the right instead of the button above.

This is also a virtue of the Samurai Warrior
See our page with just Code of the Samurai / Bushido here

See Also:  Judgment | Confucius Tenets

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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your impartial search...


If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

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Mandarin gōng píng / gong1 ping2
Taiwan kung p`ing / kung ping
Japanese kouhei / kohe / こうへい
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Chinese fair; impartial
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) fairness; impartiality; justice; objectivity


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Japanese byoudou / byodo / びょうどう
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Chinese equal; equality
Japanese (adj-na,adj-no,n) equality; impartiality; evenness
sama; samatā. Level, even, everywhere the same, universal, without partiality; it especially refers to the Buddha in his universal; impartial, and equal attitude towards all beings; equality



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Chinese selfless; impartial


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Japanese kouhyou / kohyo / こうひょう Japanese popular opinion; popular reputation; impartial criticism


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Japanese gensei / gense / げんせい Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) strict; rigid; exact; fair; impartial



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Mandarin yán míng / yan2 ming2
Taiwan yen ming
Chinese strict and impartial; firm


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Mandarin jun děng / jun1 deng3
Taiwan chün teng
Japanese kintou / kinto / きんとう
Chinese equal; impartial; fair
Japanese (n,adj-na,adj-no) equality; uniformity; evenness



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Chinese objective; impartial


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Japanese heimei / heme / へいめい Chinese (literary) dawn; daybreak; impartial and astute
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) clear; simple



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Chinese to be fair; to be impartial; to settle (a matter etc)



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Mandarin wú sè / wu2 se4
Taiwan wu se
Japanese mushoku / むしょく
Chinese colorless
Japanese (adj-no,n) (1) colourless; colorless; achromatic; (2) neutral (position); impartial
arūpa, formless, shapeless, immaterial.



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Mandarin sān fú yè / san1 fu2 ye4
Taiwan san fu yeh
Japanese san fukugō
The three things that bring a happy lot— almsgiving, impartial kindness and Iove, pondering over the demands of the life beyond; three kinds of meritorious behavior


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Mandarin bù piān xié / bu4 pian1 xie2
Taiwan pu p`ien hsieh / pu pien hsieh
Chinese not leaning to one side; impartial; even-handed


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Mandarin píng děng xīn / ping2 deng3 xin1
Taiwan p`ing teng hsin / ping teng hsin
Japanese byōdō shin
An impartial mind, 'no respecter of persons, ' not loving one and hating another; impartiality


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Mandarin píng děng fǎ / ping2 deng3 fa3
Taiwan p`ing teng fa / ping teng fa
Japanese byōdō hō
The universal or impartial truth that all become Buddha, 一切衆生平等成佛; universal truth


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Mandarin píng děng wáng / ping2 deng3 wang2
Taiwan p`ing teng wang / ping teng wang
Japanese byōdō ō
Yama, the impartial or just judge and awarder. But the name is also applied to one of the Ten Rulers of the Underworld, distinct from Yama. Also, name of the founder of the kṣatriya caste, to which the Śākyas belonged.



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Mandarin píng děng jué / ping2 deng3 jue2
Taiwan p`ing teng chüeh / ping teng chüeh
Japanese byōdō gaku
A Buddha's universal and impartial perception, his absolute intuition above the laws of differentiation; perfect enlightenment


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Japanese akubyoudou / akubyodo / あくびょうどう Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) misguided equality; misconceived equality; leaning over backwards to be impartial


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Mandarin bù piān bù yǐ / bu4 pian1 bu4 yi3
Taiwan pu p`ien pu i / pu pien pu i
Chinese even-handed; impartial; unbiased; exact; just


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Japanese kouseimushi / kosemushi / こうせいむし Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) (yoji) fair and impartial; just and unselfish


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Chinese to be strictly just and impartial



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Chinese perspicacious and impartial in judgment (idiom)


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Japanese muyokumushi / むよくむし Japanese (yoji) unselfish and impartial (disinterested)



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Mandarin tiě miàn wú sī / tie3 mian4 wu2 si1
Taiwan t`ieh mien wu ssu / tieh mien wu ssu
Chinese strictly impartial and incorruptible (idiom)


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Japanese akarui / あかるい Japanese (adjective) (1) light; well-lit; well-lighted; (2) bright (of a colour); brightly-coloured; brightly-colored; (3) cheerful; bright; spirited; sunny (e.g. disposition); (4) encouraging (for the future of a project, etc.); promising; of fair prospects; (5) (as 〜に明るい) familiar (with); knowledgeable (about); well versed (in); (6) fair (e.g. politics); clean; impartial

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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
公平kouhei / koheigōng píng
gong1 ping2
gong ping
kung p`ing
kung ping
Unselfish: Perfectly Impartial大公無私
dà gōng wú sī
da4 gong1 wu2 si1
da gong wu si
ta kung wu ssu
Impartial and Fair to the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of the World一視同仁
yí shì tóng rén
yi2 shi4 tong2 ren2
yi shi tong ren
i shih t`ung jen
i shih tung jen
Right Decision

giyì / yi4 / yii
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