Talk:Suicide in China

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Merge from suicide in China[edit]

Should "People's Republic of China" be the name, or just "China"? Hasn't the Republic of China basically given up on conquering the mainland, and therefore the ROC should simply be termed "Taiwan" and the PRC "China"? Either this article should be merged into suicide in China or vice-versa. Tisane talk/stalk 19:25, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Diatribe aside, that one should be merged here.--Chris (クリス • フィッチュ) (talk) 08:52, 21 June 2010 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxconn#Employee_suicides_and_deaths says the rate is 22/10K Both can't be right —Preceding unsigned comment added by 38.117.98.164 (talk) 18:00, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

I merged the content from the other page into here. We will probably end up with estimates from NGOs differing from official Government statistics. That is not a problem so long as everything is cited from a reliable source. Heroeswithmetaphors (talk) 20:30, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Original interpretation of Confucius and Mencius?[edit]

The section on suicide on Chinese philosophy seems to contain the editor's own reading of Confucius and Mencius' comments as possible endorsements of suicide. Is there scholarly literature that deals with this issue? Homunculus (duihua) 03:03, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

As no one has responded to this in many months, and since it is an inappropriate use of a primary source, I am going to delete it. If someone would like to provide secondary source analysis on the subject of suicide in Chinese philosophy, we can revisit it. Homunculus (duihua) 05:01, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
After one more moment's thought, this section is not appropriate here even if we had secondary sources. This page is about suicide in the modern Chinese state. Whatever views Confucius and Mencius espoused on the subject 2,500 years ago is not relevant. Homunculus (duihua) 05:05, 11 January 2012 (UTC)