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Progress / Ambition

China shàng jìn
Japan joushin
Progress / Ambition Vertical Wall Scroll

This Chinese and Japanese word means to make progress, to do better, ambition to improve oneself, to move forward, to advance.

This should be romanized as Joushin but is often written Joshin from Japanese. It can also be a given name in Japanese.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin chéng / cheng2
Taiwan ch`eng / cheng
Japanese minoru / みのる    michi / みち    binsei / binse / びんせい    hitoshi / ひとし    hakaru / はかる    naru / なる    narisue / なりすえ    narisaki / なりさき    nari / なり    son / そん    soyon / そよん    seiji / seji / せいじ    sei / se / せい    susumu / すすむ    jou / jo / じょう    shin / しん    shigeru / しげる    shige / しげ    sadamu / さだむ    osamu / おさむ    akira / あきら
Chinese to succeed; to finish; to complete; to accomplish; to become; to turn into; to be all right; OK!; one tenth; surname Cheng
Japanese (personal name) Minoru; (female given name) Michi; (given name) Binsei; (male given name) Hitoshi; (personal name) Hakaru; (p,s,f) Naru; (personal name) Narisue; (surname) Narisaki; (f,p) Nari; (surname, given name) Son; (surname) Soyon; (personal name) Seiji; (surname, given name) Sei; (given name) Susumu; (personal name) Jou; (surname) Shin; (given name) Shigeru; (personal name) Shige; (personal name) Sadamu; (given name) Osa
Complete, finish, perfect, become.; See under seven strokes; to accomplish


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Mandarin chú chēn huì / chu2 chen1 hui4
Taiwan ch`u ch`en hui / chu chen hui
Japanese jo shin'i
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition



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Mandarin xìn shèng jiě jìng / xin4 sheng4 jie3 jing4
Taiwan hsin sheng chieh ching
Japanese shin shōge jō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition



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Mandarin jìng yuán jué xīn / jing4 yuan2 jue2 xin1
Taiwan ching yüan chüeh hsin
Japanese jō enkaku shin
Pure and perfect enlightened mind: the complete enlightenment of the Buddha; pure, perfectly enlightened mind



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Mandarin jìng pú tí xīn / jing4 pu2 ti2 xin1
Taiwan ching p`u t`i hsin / ching pu ti hsin
Japanese jō bodai shin
Pure bhūtatathatā bodhi mind, or mind of pure enlightenment, the first stage of the practitioner in the esoteric sect.


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Mandarin zhēn jìng dà fǎ / zhen1 jing4 da4 fa3
Taiwan chen ching ta fa
Japanese shin jō daihō
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
joushin / joshinshàng jìn
shang4 jin4
shang jin
shang chin
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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A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

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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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