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Rebel / Insurgent

zéi
zoku
Rebel / Insurgent Scroll

People keep asking me for rebel in a single Chinese character, Korean Hanja, or Japanese Kanji.

The problem is, rebel is not really a good word in Asian culture (depending on the context in which it is used). This rebel symbol can also mean thief; traitor; evil; robber; burglar; insurgent; spoiler. Used as an adjective, it can mean wily or deceitful.

Rebel / Revolutionary

gé mìng zhě
kaku mei sha
Rebel / Revolutionary Scroll

革命者 is a noun, meaning a rebel or revolutionary in Chinese (rarely-used in Japanese Kanji).

The first two characters mean "revolution" (specifically a political revolution or revolt).
The third character means "person".

Renegade / Traitor / Rebel

nì zéi
gyakuzoku
Renegade / Traitor / Rebel Scroll

逆賊 is a popular way to write renegade, traitor, bandit, insurgent, or rebel in Chinese and Japanese.

Renegade / Traitor / Rebel

Alternate version
pàn zéi
han zoku
Renegade / Traitor / Rebel Scroll

叛賊 is yet another way to write renegade, traitor, or rebel in Chinese characters and Japanese Kanji.

Che Guevara

Latin American / Cuban Revolutionary
qiè gé wǎ lā
Che Guevara Scroll

切格瓦拉 is the name "Che Guevara", as written (transliterated) in Mandarin Chinese.

Che Guevara Once revered by Chinese people as a Socialist rebel, he's now just a historical figure that school children briefly learn about in China.

切格瓦拉 is because China used to be a truly-Communist/Socialist nation, and thus, other Communists and Socialists were heroes.

In modern China, with its free-market economy, those former heroes fade a little.

We are not offering the "Che" character alone, as few would associate it with Che Guevara, so you really need the full name to be clear (minus Ernesto, which is his real first name).


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

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Rebel
Insurgent

zokuzéi / zei2 / zeitsei
Rebel
Revolutionary
革命者kaku mei sha
kakumeisha
gé mìng zhě
ge2 ming4 zhe3
ge ming zhe
gemingzhe
ko ming che
komingche
Renegade
Traitor
Rebel
逆賊
逆贼
gyakuzokunì zéi / ni4 zei2 / ni zei / nizeini tsei / nitsei
Renegade
Traitor
Rebel
叛賊
叛贼
han zoku / hanzokupàn zéi / pan4 zei2 / pan zei / panzeip`an tsei / pantsei / pan tsei
Che Guevara切格瓦拉qiè gé wǎ lā
qie4 ge2 wa3 la1
qie ge wa la
qiegewala
ch`ieh ko wa la
chiehkowala
chieh ko wa la
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 professional Chinese Calligrapher

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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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