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Flying in Chinese / Japanese...

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  1. Flying / Flight
  2. Flying / Flight / Rising Upward
  3. Flying Ace / Aviator / Bird Man
  4. Flying Dragon
  5. Flying Squirrel
  6. Flying Tigers
  7. Flying Tigers AVG

Flying / Flight

China fēi
Japan hi / fei
Flying / Flight

飛 is the single character for flight, flying, or to fly.

It can be a single character in Chinese and Korean Hanja. However, in Japanese, it's often understood as a female given name Fei, or used to mean a rook (shoji). 飛 is best if your audience is Chinese.

Flying / Flight / Rising Upward

China fēi yáng
Japan hi you
Flying / Flight / Rising Upward

飛揚 means flight, flying, or to rise upwards in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

飛揚 is not the most common title for a wall scroll but if you have a personal reason, or this idea is important to you, then go for it.

This can also be the personal name "Hiyou" in Japanese.

Flying Ace / Aviator / Bird Man

Japan chou jin
Flying Ace / Aviator / Bird Man

鳥人 means "bird man" or "bird person" but it used colloquially in Japanese to mean a flying ace or aviator.

Flying Dragon

China téng
Flying Dragon

螣 is the Chinese character and old Korean Hanja that means "flying dragon."

Flying Squirrel

China lěi
Flying Squirrel

鸓 is the Chinese character for flying squirrel.

Flying Tigers

China fēi hǔ
Flying Tigers

飛虎 is the short, or rather, Korean title of the "Flying Tigers." This short title is not very often used in China but is a title used in Korea. At the time the Flying Tigers volunteers were in China, Korea was also occupied by Japanese forces. Because many Korean civilians were enslaved and killed at the hands of the Japanese soldiers, any group that fought against the Japanese at that time was held in high-esteem by Korean people.

Note: I suggest the other 3-character entry since this group was so strongly related with China.

飛虎 is also used as an adjective in Korean to describe a courageous person.

Flying Tigers AVG

China fēi hǔ duì
Flying Tigers AVG

飛虎隊 is the full title of the "Flying Tigers Group." These were the American pilots that volunteered to go to China and fight the Japanese prior to the entry of the USA into World War Two. These fighter pilots were so esteemed in China, that fallen American pilots could always find refuge in villages, and safe passage and escape to areas of China that were not occupied by Japan at that time. Chinese villagers helped such fallen pilots with full knowledge that when the Japanese occupation forces found out, all the men, women, and children in the village would be massacred by Japanese troops (there are more than a few known cases of such massacres).

The Flying Tigers successfully kept supply lines to the Chinese resistance open, and divided Japanese forces at a crucial time while America prepared to officially join WWII.

A wall scroll like this honors the men who risked or gave their lives as noble volunteers, and is a reminder of the best moment in the history of Sino-American relations.

These three characters literally mean "flying tiger(s) group/team/squad."


Note: Hanging these characters on your wall will not make you any friends with Japanese people who are aware or this history (most Japanese have no idea, as Japan's involvement in WWII has all but been erased from school textbooks in Japan).

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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
Flying
Flight

hi / feifēi / fei1 / fei
Flying
Flight
Rising Upward
飛揚
飞扬
hi you / hiyou / hi yo / hiyofēi yáng / fei1 yang2 / fei yang / feiyang
Flying Ace
Aviator
Bird Man
鳥人chou jin / choujin / cho jin / chojin
Flying Dragonténg / teng2 / tengt`eng / teng
Flying Squirrellěi / lei3 / lei
Flying Tigers飛虎
飞虎
fēi hǔ / fei1 hu3 / fei hu / feihu
Flying Tigers AVG飛虎隊
飞虎队
fēi hǔ duì
fei1 hu3 dui4
fei hu dui
feihudui
fei hu tui
feihutui
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

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
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.


Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

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