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Bhutan[edit]

Is Bhutan considered part of East Asia? If Mongolia and Tibet are then I don't see why it isn't.-Anonymous —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.43.169.142 (talk) 00:39, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

No, not by most sources. In fact, I'd say Bhutan's culture and geographical region is closer to South Asia or India than East Asia or China. - M0rphzone (talk) 09:17, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Hong Kong and Macau[edit]

Whether or not Taiwan is a separate country might be up for argument (I wont bother with this mess). These two, however, are definitely not separate countries, therefore should not be listed under "countries." Special Administrative Regions are not countries. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.89.137.233 (talk) 00:58, 4 August 2011 (UTC)

East Asia vs. North and Southeast Asia[edit]

i think there is confusion regarding the differences between East, Northeast, and Southeast Asia on this page. East Asia is the overarching region and should include both Northeast and Southeast Asian countries which are distinct subregions of larger East Asia. This "East Asia" page currently only represents Northeast Asian countries and should not be titled "East Asia" as it currently stands. It should be updated to include the mainland Southeast Asian countries (Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar or Burma) and the islands and archipelagos (Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei) to provide readers with a more accurate description of the region and it's subregions. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Unagibloggy (talkcontribs) 03:25, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Personal opinion isn't enough to serve as sources for any content that you want to add. You'll need reliable sources, otherwise your proposal/opinion is just original research. - M0rphzone (talk) 09:17, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Japan a 'Core Region'?[edit]

The map 'location eastasia shows japan as a 'core region' of east asia. My problem with this is that I have two atlases that both show it as being a seprate region. So, should it be changed to light green, 'sometimes included'? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.93.187.141 (talk) 19:39, 8 January 2012‎

Same as above. Maybe you saw something stated specifically on your copy of an atlas or world map, but until they are identified as reliable sources, personal opinion and "I saw/they saw" isn't enough to serve as sources for any content that you want to add. You'll need reliable sources, otherwise your proposal/opinion is just original research. - M0rphzone (talk) 09:17, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Variation in English usage.[edit]

A moderately notable modern semantic difference between the English language used in different countries, is that the unqualified word "Asian" in Britain tends to refer to people from South Asia ( India and nearby countries ), but in the USA and Australia it tends to refer to East Asians ( China and nearby countries ). This sometimes causes confusion.Eregli bob (talk) 10:25, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

It's mentioned at Asian and Wiktionary. - M0rphzone (talk) 09:17, 2 January 2013 (UTC)