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Chi Kung Chinese Calligraphy

Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:54 am
by Customer
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Dear Gary,
I found that fat printed Chinese script in a book of Chi Kung and I like it very much.
Its translation in the book is "Stand still keep your spirit".
I don´t know if this is literary correct, however it has that meaning for me too.

Could you give me a quote about the cost to have these 4 signs on a wall hanging scroll please?

-Standard Calligraphy
-Vertical Scroll
-Silk Gold
-Paper Beige
-Size Medium, one colon
-no Instription
no specials, no rush

Thanks in advance and have a nice pre-christmas time

Thomas

Re: Chi Kung Chinese Calligraphy

Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:55 am
by Gary
That would be $49.88 plus $9.80 shipping for standard/economy calligraphy.
Or, $89.88 with free shipping if done by the Chinese master calligrapher.
(U.S. Dollars)

I'm having trouble deciphering the first character, and I don't want to get it wrong, so I'd better have the native Chinese translator figure this out for you. She's not here right now, but if you confirm you want this on a wall scroll, I'll have her work on it tonight, and send you a link to order it.

Yours,
-Gary.

Re: Chi Kung Chinese Calligraphy

Posted: Dec 21, 2012 10:57 am
by Customer
Hello Gary,
thanks for your quick response.
Yes I´d like to order it and I think it´s good idea too check with a native person.
If a better photo might help, just let me know.
The topic of the chi kung book is about zhan Zhuang Chi Kung and the person who did the Calligraphie ist Yu Yong Nian.
Here is a link to a book written by him. Maybe this is of some help for the tranlating lady to get in touch with the idea of the topic.

Kind regards and a nice afternoon.

Thomas

Re: Chi Kung Chinese Calligraphy

Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:22 am
by Customer
Sorry forgot the link:

http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http ... g&dur=5310 ... g&dur=5310

Re: Chi Kung Chinese Calligraphy

Posted: Dec 21, 2012 11:30 am
by Gary
獨
立
寧
神
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options. ... 3527+31070
These are the Traditional Chinese characters for this phrase. However, the third character of your version from the book is written in kind of a shorthand or caoshu version (which was adopted as the Simplified Chinese version). Use the link above if you want this all Traditional version.

The other option:
獨
立
宁
神
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options. ... 3425+31070

This means something about an independent spirit. There's probably much more to this Chinese chengyu (proverb). But that would take a bit of research (seems like you've already done that for yourself).

Cheers,
-Gary.