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Non-Violence in Chinese / Japanese...

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China fēi bào lì
Japan hibouryoku
Non-Violence Vertical Wall Scroll

非暴力 is fairly self-explanatory.

The first character means "not," "non-" or "un-"
The middle and last character together mean "violence," "use of force" or simply "violent."

Together, these three characters would normally be translated as "nonviolence." A great gift for your favorite peace-lover.

See Also:  Peace

Antiwar / Anti-War

China fǎn zhàn
Japan han sen
Antiwar / Anti-War Vertical Wall Scroll

反戰 means antiwar, as in what a pacifist believes in.

China doesn't tend to go to war very often, and Japan has embraced a pacifist ideology, so it's rare to need this word. However, this is the kind of word that war protesters would write on their signs.

戦There is a modern Japanese version of the second character which has become the standard in Japan after WWII. If you want your calligraphy written in the modern Japanese form, please click on the Kanji shown to the right instead of the button above. Note: Most Japanese and all Chinese people will recognize the form shown in the upper left.

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If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Simple Dictionary Definition

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Mandarin mèng / meng4
Taiwan meng
Japanese yume / ゆめ
Antiwar / Anti-War Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese dream; CL:場|场[chang2],個|个[ge4]
Japanese dream; (female given name) Yumemu; (surname, female given name) Yume; (female given name) Yuu; (female given name) Yuima; (female given name) Mu-; (female given name) Mirai; (female given name) Madoka; (female given name) Poran; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Non; (female given name) Nozomi; (female given name) Nene; (female given name) Dori-mu; (female given name) Kanae; (female given name) Arisu; (female given name) Ayumu; (female given name) Ayumi
A dream, a simile of the things of the world; to dream

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Mandarin/ wu2
Taiwan wu
Japanese mu / む
Japanese (1) nothing; naught; nought; nil; zero; (prefix) (2) un-; non-
This term is used in Buddhism, but due to a licensing issue, we cannot show the definition

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Mandarin/ wu2
Taiwan wu
Japanese non / のん
Antiwar / Anti-War Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese not to have; no; none; not; to lack; un-; -less
Japanese (1) nothing; naught; nought; nil; zero; (prefix) (2) un-; non-; (prefix) (1) un-; non-; (2) bad ...; poor ...; (female given name) Non
Sanskrit a, or before a vowel an, similar to English un-, in- in a negative sense; not no, none, non-existent, v. 不, 非, 否; opposite of 有.

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese mase / ませ    mashira / ましら    saru / さる
Antiwar / Anti-War Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese ape
Japanese (out-dated or obsolete kana usage) monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata); ape; non-human primate; (1) (kana only) monkey (esp. the Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata); ape; non-human primate; (2) (derogatory term) sly person; (3) (derogatory term) idiot; hick; (4) sliding wooden bolt (for holding a door or window shut); (5) clasp used to control the height of a pot-hook; (6) (archaism) bathhouse prostitute; (surname) Mase; (surname) Mashira; (female given name) Saru

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Mandarin kòng // kōng / kong4 // kong1
Taiwan k`ung / kung
Japanese kuu / ku / くう    kara / から
Chinese to empty; vacant; unoccupied; space; leisure; free time; empty; air; sky; in vain
Japanese (1) empty air; sky; (2) {Buddh} shunyata; emptiness; the lack of an immutable intrinsic nature within any phenomenon; (3) (abbreviation) (See 空軍) air force; (noun or adjectival noun) (4) fruitlessness; meaninglessness; (5) (See 五大・1) void (one of the five elements); (can be adjective with の) (6) {math} empty (e.g. set); (noun - becomes adjective with の) emptiness; vacuum; blank; (female given name) Ron; (personal name) Hiroshi; (female given name) Hikari; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Noa; (surname) Sorasaki; (female given name) Sora; (female given name) Sukai; (female given name) Shieru; (personal name) Kuukai; (surname, female given name) Kuu; (female given name) Kanata; (female given name) Kasumi; (female given name) Urue; (surname, female given name) Aki; (female given name) Aoi
śūnya, empty, void, hollow, vacant, nonexistent. śūnyatā, 舜若多, vacuity, voidness, emptiness, non-existence, immateriality, perhaps spirituality, unreality, the false or illusory nature of all existence, the seeming 假 being unreal. The doctrine that all phenomena and the ego have no reality, but are composed of a certain number of skandhas or elements, which disintegrate. The void, the sky, space. The universal, the absolute, complete abstraction without relativity. There are classifications into 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 16, and 18 categories. The doctrine is that all things are compounds, or unstable organisms, possessing no self-essence, i.e. are dependent, or caused, come into existence only to perish. The underlying reality, the principle of eternal relativity, or non-infinity, i.e. śūnya, permeates all phenomena making possible their evolution. From this doctrine the Yogācārya school developed the idea of the permanent reality, which is Essence of Mind, the unknowable noumenon behind all phenomena, the entity void of ideas and phenomena, neither matter nor mind, but the root of both.


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Mandarin zhōng dào / zhong1 dao4
Taiwan chung tao
Japanese nakamichi / なかみち    chuudou / chudo / ちゅうどう
Antiwar / Anti-War Vertical Wall Scroll
Japanese road through the middle; middle road; (noun - becomes adjective with の) (1) middle of the road; moderation; golden mean; (2) the middle (of what one is doing); half-way; (3) {Buddh} middle way; middle path; (place-name, surname) Nakamichi; (place-name, surname) Nakadou; (surname) Chuudou
The 'mean' has various interpretations. In general it denotes the mean between two extremes, and has special reference to the mean between realism and nihilism, or eternal substantial existence and annihilation; this 'mean' is found in a third principle between the two, suggesting the idea of a realm of mind or spirit beyond the terminology of 有 or 無, substance or nothing, or, that which has form, and is therefore measurable and ponderable, and its opposite of total non-existence. See 中論. The following four Schools define the term according to their several scriptures: the 法相 School describes it as the 唯識, v. 唯識中道; the 三論 School as the 八不 eight negations, v. 三論; the Tiantai as 實相 the true reality; and the Huayan as the 法界 dharmadhātu. Four forms of the Mean are given by the 三論玄義.



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Mandarin ài ren / ai4 ren5
Taiwan ai jen
Japanese aijin / あいじん
Antiwar / Anti-War Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese spouse (PRC); lover (non-PRC); CL:個|个[ge4]
Japanese lover; mistress; (personal name) Yoshito; (given name) Hidehito; (personal name) Abito; (female given name) Aidoru; (female given name) Aito; (given name) Aijin


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Mandarin jī liè / ji1 lie4
Taiwan chi lieh
Japanese gekiretsu / げきれつ
Antiwar / Anti-War Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese intense; acute; fierce
Japanese (noun or adjectival noun) violence; vehemence; fury; fervour; fervor; severity; fierceness; keenness



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Mandarin wú wǒ / wu2 wo3
Taiwan wu wo
Japanese muga / むが
Antiwar / Anti-War Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese anatta (Buddhist concept of "non-self")
Japanese (1) selflessness; self-effacement; self-renunciation; (2) {Buddh} anatta; anatman; doctrine that states that humans do not possess souls; (female given name) Muga
anātman; nairātmya; no ego, no soul (of an independent and self-contained character), impersonal, no individual independent existence (of conscious or unconscious beings, anātmaka). The empirical ego is merely an aggregation of various elements, and with their disintegration it ceases to exist; therefore it has nm ultimate reality of its own, but the Nirvāṇa Sūtra asserts the reality of the ego in the transcendental realm. The non-Buddhist definition of ego is that it has permanent individuality 常一之體 and is independent or sovereign 有主宰之用. When applied to men it is 人我, when to things it is 法我. Cf. 常 11; no-self


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Mandarin fēi bào lì / fei1 bao4 li4
Taiwan fei pao li
Japanese hibouryoku / hiboryoku / ひぼうりょく
Antiwar / Anti-War Vertical Wall Scroll
Chinese nonviolent
Japanese (noun - becomes adjective with の) nonviolence; non-violence

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Japanese ya / や Japanese (particle) (1) (used for non-exhaustive lists related to a specific time and place) such things as ...; and ... and; (2) (after the dictionary form of a verb) (See や否や・1) the minute (that) ...; no sooner than ...; as soon as; (unc) (3) (ksb:) (plain copula) (See だ・1) be; is; (interjection) (4) (punctuational exclamation in haiku, renga, etc.) o; oh; (5) (interjection expressing surprise) huh; what; (6) (masculine speech) hi; (7) (archaism) yes; what?; (particle) (8) (archaism) (indicates a question) yes?; no?; is it?; isn't it?

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Mandarin/ bu4
Taiwan pu
Japanese fu / ふ
Chinese (negative prefix); not; no
Japanese (prefix) un-; non-; negative prefix
No, not, none. (Sanskrit a, an. ).

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Mandarin r // ér / r5 // er2
Taiwan r // erh
Japanese ji / じ    kodaka / こだか
Chinese non-syllabic diminutive suffix; retroflex final; child; son
Japanese (personal name) Ji; (surname) Kodaka

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Mandarin dài // dà / dai4 // da4
Taiwan tai // ta
Japanese dai / だい    oo / おお
Chinese see 大夫[dai4 fu5]; big; huge; large; major; great; wide; deep; older (than); oldest; eldest; greatly; very much; (dialect) father; father's elder or younger brother
Japanese (prefix) (1) the large part of; (2) big; large; great; (suffix) (3) approximate size; no larger than; (4) (abbreviation) (See 大学・1) -university; (5) large (e.g. serving size); loud (e.g. volume setting); (prefix) (See 大・だい・2) big; large; (personal name) Oobuku; (personal name) Oofuku; (surname) Oohama; (surname) Oono; (personal name) Ootou; (surname) Ootsuru; (surname) Oodaka; (surname) Ootaka; (surname) Oosumi; (surname) Oosugi; (personal name) Oojio; (personal name) Ooshio; (surname) Ooshi; (surname) Oozaki; (surname) Oosaki; (surname) Ookuwa; (given name) Ooki; (surname) Oogami; (personal name) Oogachi; (personal name) Ookatsu; (place-name, surname) Oo
Maha. 摩訶; 麼賀. Great, large, big; all pervading, all-embracing; numerous 多; surpassing ; mysterious 妙; beyond comprehension 不可思議; omnipresent 體無不在. The elements, or essential things, i.e. (a) 三大 The three all-pervasive qualities of the 眞如 q.v. : its 體, 相 , 用 substance, form, and functions, v. 起信論 . (b) 四大 The four tanmātra or elements, earth, water, fire, air (or wind) of the 倶舍論. (c)五大 The five, i.e. the last four and space 空, v. 大日經. (d) 六大 The six elements, earth, water, fire, wind, space (or ether), mind 識. Hīnayāna, emphasizing impersonality 人空, considers these six as the elements of all sentient beings; Mahāyāna, emphasizing the unreality of all things 法空, counts them as elements, but fluid in a flowing stream of life, with mind 識 dominant; the esoteric sect emphasizing nonproduction, or non-creation, regards them as universal and as the Absolute in differentiation. (e) 七大 The 楞嚴經 adds 見 perception, to the six above named to cover the perceptions of the six organs 根.

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Mandarin/ yi2
Taiwan i
Japanese i / い
Chinese non-Han people, esp. to the East of China; barbarians; to wipe out; to exterminate; to tear down; to raze
Japanese barbarian; (surname) Ebisu
transliteration of Indic i sound

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Mandarin zi // zǐ / zi5 // zi3
Taiwan tzu
Japanese ne / ね    shi / し    kou / ko / こう
Chinese (noun suffix); son; child; seed; egg; small thing; 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat; Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位[wu3 deng3 jue2 wei4]; ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north)
Japanese first sign of the Chinese zodiac (The Rat, 11pm-1am, north, November); (1) child (esp. a boy); (2) (See 子爵) viscount; (3) (honorific or respectful language) master (founder of a school of thought, esp. Confucius); (4) (See 諸子百家) philosophy (branch of Chinese literature); non-Confucian Hundred Schools of Thought writings; (5) (archaism) you (of one's equals); (suffix noun) (6) -er (i.e. a man who spends all his time doing...); (1) (obscure) child; (n,n-suf) (2) (obscure) interest; (personal name) Nene; (place-name) Ne; (given name) Shigeru; (female given name) Konoe; (surname) Ko
kumāra; son; seed; sir; 11-1 midnight; child

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Mandarin nuǎn / nuan3
Taiwan nuan
Japanese yutori / ゆとり    hinata / ひなた    haruna / はるな    haruka / はるか    haru / はる    non / のん    nodoka / のどか    dan / だん    urara / うらら    ifu / いふ    ibi / いび    inoo / いのお    io / いお    atsu / あつ    atata / あたた
Chinese warm; to warm
Japanese warming; warmth; (personal name) Yutori; (female given name) Hinata; (female given name) Haruna; (female given name) Haruka; (female given name) Haru; (female given name) Non; (female given name) Nodoka; (female given name) Dan; (female given name) Urara; (female given name) Ifu; (personal name) Ibi; (personal name) Inoo; (personal name) Io; (personal name) Atsu; (female given name) Atata
Warm; to warm.

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Mandarin chàng / chang4
Taiwan ch`ang / chang
Japanese mitsuru / みつる    madoka / まどか    masato / まさと    non / のん    noboru / のぼる    noberu / のべる    noburu / のぶる    nobu / のぶ    tooru / とおる    chou / cho / ちょう    urara / うらら    itaru / いたる
Chinese free; unimpeded; smooth; at ease; free from worry; fluent
Japanese (female given name) Mitsuru; (female given name) Madoka; (given name) Masato; (female given name) Non; (given name) Noboru; (surname) Noberu; (female given name) Noburu; (female given name) Nobu; (given name) Tooru; (given name) Chou; (female given name) Urara; (given name) Itaru
to pierce

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Mandarin bào / bao4
Taiwan pao
Japanese bou / bo / ぼう
Chinese sudden; violent; cruel; to show or expose; to injure; surname Bao
Japanese violence; force; (given name) Bou; (personal name) Norishige; (personal name) Suemune; (personal name) Suemitsu; (personal name) Sueharu; (personal name) Suenobu; (personal name) Sueshige; (personal name) Sueo

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Mandarin yǒu / you3
Taiwan yu
Japanese yuu / yu / ゆう    u / う
Chinese to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
Japanese (1) existence; (n,n-pref) (2) possession; having; (3) (abbreviation) (See 有限会社) limited company; {Buddh} bhava (becoming, existence); (personal name) Yumi; (personal name) Yutaka; (female given name) Yuuri; (personal name) Yuumi; (given name) Yuushun; (given name) Yuu; (female given name) Nao; (surname, female given name) Tamotsu; (given name) Kuniaki; (female given name) Aru; (personal name) Arifuku; (surname) Arisaki; (surname, female given name) Ari; (female given name) Adzusa
bhāva: that which exists, the existing, existence; to have, possess, be. It is defined as (1) the opposite of 無 wu and 空 kong the non-existent; (2) one of the twelve nidānas, existence; the condition which, considered as cause, produces effect; (3) effect, the consequence of cause; (4) anything that can be relied upon in the visible or invisible realm. It means any state which lies between birth and death, or beginning and end. There are numerous categories— 3, 4, 7, 9, 18, 25, and 29. The 三有 are the 三界 trailokya, i. e. 欲, 色 and 無色界 the realms of desire, of form, and of non-form, all of them realms of mortality; another three are 本有 the present body and mind, or existence, 當有 the future ditto, 中有 the intermediate ditto. Other definitions give the different forms or modes of existence.

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Mandarin fàn / fan4
Taiwan fan
Japanese hiroshi / ひろし
Chinese to float; to be suffused with; general; extensive; non-specific; flood; pan- (prefix)
Japanese (given name) Hiroshi

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Mandarin yuán / yuan2
Taiwan yüan
Japanese koko / ここ
Chinese therefore; consequently; thus; hence; thereupon; it follows that; where?; to change (into); ancient unit of weight and money; surname Yuan
Japanese (1) (kana only) here (place physically close to the speaker, place pointed by the speaker while explaining); this place; (2) these last (followed by a duration noun and a past sentence: time period before the present time of the speaker); (3) these next ... (followed by a duration noun and a non past sentence: time period after the present time of the speaker); the next ...

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Mandarin/ di2
Taiwan ti
Japanese teki / てき
Chinese low ranking public official (old); surname Di; generic name for northern ethnic minorities during the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 BC-220 AD)
Japanese (derogatory term) (See 北狄) Di people; Zhou dynasty term used by the Chinese to refer to non-ethnic Chinese to the north

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Mandarin fān // pān / fan1 // pan1
Taiwan fan // p`an / fan // pan
Japanese ban / ばん
Chinese foreign (non-Chinese); barbarian; classifier for occurrences (of an event, action or speech utterance); classifier for iterations: times, -fold (as in twofold etc); classifier for situations: kind, sort; surname Pan
Japanese (1) number (in a series); (2) (one's) turn; (3) watch; guard; lookout; (4) {sumo} bout; match; (surname) Ban; (surname) Tsugai
Barbarian, foreign; a time, a turn; to guard

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Mandarin wěn / wen3
Taiwan wen
Japanese non / のん    nodoka / のどか    shizuka / しずか
Chinese Japanese variant of 穩|稳
Japanese (female given name) Non; (female given name) Nodoka; (female given name) Shizuka

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Mandarin jié / jie2
Taiwan chieh
Japanese ketsu / けつ
Chinese Jie people, originally a branch of the Tokhara 月支[Yue4 zhi1]; also general term for non-Han people
Japanese Jie (ancient Chinese ethnic group)
To castrate; deer-skin; translit. ka, gha. Cf. 迦, 拘, 軻, 朅, 竭, etc.

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Mandarin ěr / er3
Taiwan erh
Japanese mimi / みみ
Chinese ear; handle (archaeology); and that is all (Classical Chinese)
Japanese (1) ear; (2) hearing; (3) edge; crust; (4) selvedge (non-fray machined edge of fabrics); selvage; (surname, female given name) Mimi
śrotra, the ear, one of the 六根 six organs of sense, hence 耳入 is one of the twelve 入, as 耳處 is one of the twelve 處.

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Mandarin/ hu2
Taiwan hu
Japanese ko / こ
Chinese non-Han people, esp. from central Asia; reckless; outrageous; what?; why?; to complete a winning hand at mahjong (also written 和[hu2]); surname Hu
Japanese (archaism) barbarian tribes surrounding ancient China; (surname) Fu; (surname) Go; (surname) Kou; (surname, given name) Ko; (surname) Ebisuzaki; (surname, given name) Ebisu; (surname) U
How? Why? Hun; Turk; random; hemp; long-lived; pepper, etc.; translit. go, hu.

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Mandarin/ zi1
Taiwan tzu
Japanese shigeru / しげる
Chinese now; here; this; time; year
Japanese (1) (kana only) here (place physically close to the speaker, place pointed by the speaker while explaining); this place; (2) these last (followed by a duration noun and a past sentence: time period before the present time of the speaker); (3) these next ... (followed by a duration noun and a non past sentence: time period after the present time of the speaker); the next ...; (given name) Shigeru

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Mandarin hūn / hun1
Taiwan hun
Japanese kun
Chinese strong-smelling vegetable (garlic etc); non-vegetarian food (meat, fish etc); vulgar; obscene
Strongly smelling vegetables, e.g. onions, garlic, leeks, etc., forbidden to Buddhist vegetarians; any non-vegetarian food; pungent herbs

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Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Non-Violence非暴力hibouryoku / hiboryokufēi bào lì
fei1 bao4 li4
fei bao li
fei pao li
反战 / 反戦
han sen / hansenfǎn zhàn / fan3 zhan4 / fan zhan / fanzhanfan chan / fanchan
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