Talk:Daoguang Emperor

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Why are we using pinyin for historical names? This Ta Tsing emperor was known in English as Taukwang. Ta Tsing signed numerous treaties with other countries. The official language was Manchu and the English versions of treaties read "Taokwang". We should not take such a sinocentric approach in historical articles.Alamoana (talk) 06:35, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Court intrigue[edit]

Qing dynasty genealogy and other chinese sources state that Daoguang did have an older brother but died very young. Also Daoguang's elderst son died aged 22/23 (1808-1831). User:TYK1986 —Preceding undated comment added 13:13, 11 June 2011 (UTC).

Reign as emperor and the opium trade[edit]

User:Pawyilee/sandbox/opium trade contains an extract from the journal of Edmund Roberts (diplomat) on the growth of opium trade, 1817-1832, and his view of why efforts to control it were, in his words, a farce. I'm asking for help incorporating an appropriate bit into this article. I'd also appreciate help on posting any or all of his journal to Wikisource. I've read the directions there, and they baffle me. --Pawyilee (talk) 08:26, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

Section Court Intrigues and Incidents[edit]

While these incidents may have taken place, the source is very far from a Reliable Source when there are excellent ones available. I'm also hoping that removing this material will inspire someone better qualified than I to improve the article, for the Daoguang Emperor was more interesting and his reign more consequential than the present version of the article would lead a reader to think. ch (talk) 08:09, 25 December 2012 (UTC)