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Chinese history articles

Not sure if John Smith's will ever give it up, but please keep a watch on Xia Dynasty, Shang Dynasty, and Han Dynasty. Hong Qi Gong (Talk - Contribs) 20:24, 29 August 2007 (UTC)

Rashi picture

I know, I don't understand it either. Yes, the image is probably public domain but without evidence how can we know for sure. I hope the closing admin will decide based on (lack off) evidence. Or even better, maybe someone finally gives proof the images is PD. Garion96 (talk) 21:27, 30 August 2007 (UTC)

Pfew, it's gone. Although I do hope it will return (this time with a valid source) I am glad for now it is gone. That was an almost surreal discussion. Which I now have had two times, see User talk:Garion96/Archive 7#Rashi picture. Garion96 (talk) 19:58, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Merging Four Buddhist Persecutions in China and Three Disasters of Wu

Since you are the only one to comment (and apparently the creator of at least one of the articles), would you care to perform the merge? Pairadox 02:16, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

I'm going to take your total lack of response as a NO. Pairadox 06:51, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Hi!

I love the look on your user page now, great picture! I see you've been busy. Once again, I want to say thank you for helping me out with Society of the Song Dynasty. Remember, I still owe you one. If there's any article you need help with, and you know that I can help with it, do drop me a message on my user page. See you around, partner.--Pericles of AthensTalk 03:02, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

Negrito page lacking

I'm interested about what you said on the Negrito talk page about Arab merchants going to china accompanied by negrito slaves. I've rearranged the page and added a few paragraphs on their origins but the article could really do with more info. I officially invite you to add some. --Matt Oid 13:01, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Vandal blocked

I blocked the vandal for a month. If you could list the IP numbers you identify with this syndrome, I'll whip up an abusing multiple accounts label for tagging when we whack these moles. Cheers, --Fire Star 火星 21:23, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

I'll set the others and any new ones up as sockpuppets of the first. Once that pattern is established, we can offer the list as evidence to seek a range block, if possible. --Fire Star 火星 22:17, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Germans then and now

Remember this question? If you are still interested heres the map of Hair colour in imperial germany:de:Bild:Haarfarbe.jpg--Tresckow 21:48, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Gladiator and Superman

Will do, thanks for sharing.--Pericles of AthensTalk 02:23, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Baduanjin

Thanks for formatting the list of pieces, looks much better. I was just wondering, would you prefer the current version or this edit for the lead image? I don't really have a preference, but I had to edit it so it would be visible for a DYK. VanTucky Talk 02:32, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

A new reference?

I came across a reference to this book in my travels (trying to find sources for Zhanmadao) - and thought of you. :)

YUE FEI - PICTORIAL STORIES OF THE GREAT CHINESE NATIONAL HERO IN ENGLISH AND CHINESE
C C LOW & ASSOCIATES EDITOR-TRANSLATOR
ISBN 981-05-1194-9 (set Vol 1-3)
CANFONIAN PTE LTD SINGAPORE

Don't think that I'll be able to lay my hands on one myself, but it might be of use to you. -- Medains 12:27, 28 September 2007 (UTC)

Bah, it's a shame that this is the fictional one - it's the only reference I have come across (with ISBN) for the Zhanmadao :( -- Medains 15:16, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Danner

Thanks for the response. Could you post what you just told me on the article's talk page, as well? It would be easier for me to discuss it there. It would also allow future editors to see discussion about the article. Wrad 03:07, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

China photos

I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I have been taking a wikibreak - recently my spare time has gone to sharpening my t'ai chi - and did not see your message until today.

I would very much appreciate the link to the photos and I thank you for thinking of me.

I hope this message found you well, JFD 22:12, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

Your revert

Could you explain this revert? Thank you. Aran|heru|nar 14:52, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

I've provided a quite detailed summary here regarding the difference in translation. Spend some time reading it. Cheers. Aran|heru|nar 14:45, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Abir Article

When I wrote "Do you have any sources for "Jews served in ancient Chinese armies". (English, Hebrew, Aramaic, Chinese, or Japanese will do.)", what I as wanting was a reading list. It piqued my curiosity. jonathon 02:41, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the reading list. jonathon 06:42, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

Thich Quang Duc and pop culture

Hi there Ghostexorcist. Can we get a source for this from anywhere? I'm hoping to FAC this article soon. Thanks, Blnguyen (bananabucket) 04:01, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for the fixes. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 08:49, 24 October 2007 (UTC)

Hi Ghost!

Thanks for the book reference and for thinking of me.  :) I'll try to check it out, but doubt I'll be able to find it anywhere or pay 150 dollars.  :)

How's your novel coming along?

Yodaat 07:02, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks.  :) Don't know when I'll get around to it though, because I'm in the middle of too many books right now....
Yodaat 23:39, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

Hey bro

Thanks for the support! I put a lot of gradual work into that article. I responded to your message on the discussion page for Society of the Song Dynasty.--Pericles of AthensTalk 23:35, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Awesome!

I was hoping it was all because of me and my diligent work in wikipedia, but then I saw the 2006 date (LOL!). :( Oh well.

Hah. ;)

Thanks for sharing that link, it is very cool from what I've read so far (half of it). Someone has the same interest has me! Who would have thunk it?--Pericles of AthensTalk 02:46, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Chinese knights-errant

hi, i was wondering if u had any information relating to chivalric romance in chinese lore. do the chinese have an equivalent to lancelot and guinevere? --Wongba (talk) 02:05, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

thanks so much! --Wongba (talk) 12:36, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Animal trapping references

The references cited in Trapping were removed since they are not in a form verifiable as per wiki rules. See: WP:REF --Bugguyak (talk) 17:42, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

I checked the sources and neither one turned up anything in relation to animal trapping. In the articles reference section, chinese characters without any verifiable internal or external links make up one reference while the other is a string of chinese characters that leads to the wikipedia article on the Chinese language. I fail to see how an internal link to the Wiki article on the Chinese Language contributes to Animal Trapping. Neither source is verifiable as per wiki rules. Please change the references to include a usable source as per section 3 "how to cite sources" WP:REF. Also see Wikipedia:Citation_templates for examples of how to cite books. --Bugguyak (talk) 13:37, 22 November 2007 (UTC)

Awesome!

I have left a message at CHF about this subject, relating medieval Chinese records about Fulin, or Byzantium.--Pericles of AthensTalk 02:49, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

"Cross-cultural exchanges are some of my favorite subjects to read about"
Mine too. :-) I'm sure you love reading about the lives of those such as Matteo Ricci then.--Pericles of AthensTalk 02:09, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
You know what? If that's not already mentioned in Ricci's article, I'm totally going to add that. Good point!--Pericles of AthensTalk 16:26, 27 November 2007 (UTC)
One other thing: I can't wait to read your novel!--Pericles of AthensTalk 16:26, 27 November 2007 (UTC)


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African Negritos

Please see my query at Talk:Negrito. --Ezeu (talk) 22:29, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Awesome

I would love to have McKnight's email, but I don't think it's going to do me very well now since I'm moving from the Song Dynasty and will be focusing my wiki energies on bettering the article for the Ming Dynasty. On a side note, in all likely scenarios, it probably was the Turks. However, several Europeans did make it to China during the Yuan Dynasty.--Pericles of AthensTalk 12:42, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for sharing that link about slavery in the Tang; very informative indeed.--Pericles of AthensTalk 20:13, 29 December 2007 (UTC)
Hey dude. Thanks for improving the Ming Dynasty article. That new reference you added has a little problem though, since you forgot to add the page number. Could you go back and add that? Otherwise someone is going to bitch, because the article's under FAC review at the moment.--Pericles of AthensTalk 22:11, 31 December 2007 (UTC)
Well, I say that you improved the article more than the joe-schmos who contributed whole rambling paragraphs of uncited material because A) you actually had your source and citation ready for a statement that geniunely needed a citation and B) you added a very high quality link on the Kaifeng flood of 1642, an article which I wouldn't have known even existed if you hadn't placed it in See Also. So thanks!--Pericles of AthensTalk 21:41, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
And one more thing: HAPPY NEW YEAR DUDE! One more digit change in the calendar, and one more reason to screw up writing your checks for the first month with an "07" accidentally placed out of habit. Hah.--Pericles of AthensTalk 21:43, 1 January 2008 (UTC)

Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm

Ghostexorcist: Thank you for your interest in the Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm. The article has for too long been given over to nationalistic POV and doubtful English. I have been trying to work systematically through the article for style and grammar and plan to return with good references once it is clear what the article actually says. I agree with you and Carole Hillenbrand that Rūm is the Muslim term for the Byzantine Empire. The distinction between the Roman Empire and the Byzantine Empire is one of modern historiography. To Muslim armies they were one and the same: Rûm. With your consent, I would like to restore my text and on this point cite Claude Cahen, the leading expert on the Seljuks of Rum. Aramgar (talk) 21:14, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your understanding. You are absolutely right about the lack of sources at Seljuk Sultanate of Rûm, by the way. Aramgar (talk) 15:45, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you!

Hi Ghostexorcist,

I just wanted to thank you for referring me to Tiberiu's newest book. I will definitely look through it as soon as I can. Happy New Year!

Best wishes,

Albert

Your Book

Interesting, is it gonna be taken place during the Crusades and related to Song also? I don't know much about the Crusades, but I am very interested in that period of time. I do know a lot about Chinese history and I am interested in seeing your work. Best of luck! TheAsianGURU (talk) 22:49, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. No, this is the 1st time that I hear about your book. Wao, I am surprised to learn that the time frame matches. This sounds awesome, can’t wait to hear more. Keep me posted. Good Luck again. TheAsianGURU (talk) 00:18, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Online Interview

That reference you gave for the Aang article is good. I've been on a short vacation so I apologize for the delay of my response. I'll look it over and see what can be used. Parent5446(Murder me for my actions) 00:29, 22 January 2008 (UTC)


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Your Edits on the article on Chinese Martial Arts

In the article Chinese Martial Arts, I have suggest that you should add more specific tags to which sections that you want more references otherwise the general "more reference is needed tag" will never be removed from this article. If you want to contribute to overall improvement of the article please do so. Your general comments does not help to improve this particular article. Ottawakungfu (talk) 09:26, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your service

Ran across your contributions on Maitreya and read your user page out of curiosity. As a dyed-in-the-wool civilian I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for your service. I observed once to a fella waiting in an airport terminal that nothing says your ready to serve your country than wearing a pair of jump boots — which he was.

My parents were both military brats, so unlike most of the rest of us civilians I recognize that the families sacrfice almost as much as the service members themselves.

Cheers, MARussellPESE (talk) 00:19, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

Ascalon letter

I'm sure I've read it somewhere before...I'm not sure where but there are a few collections of Jewish sources for the First Crusade, maybe it was in one of those. I'd like to see it if you can point me to it though. Neat article, by the way. Adam Bishop (talk) 05:40, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

Cool, thanks! Adam Bishop (talk) 03:58, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Pah, this is sickening

Talk:Pirooz#Cited content deleted by users Ravichandar andGhostexorcist -Ravichandar 19:43, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

I'm mad

I edited it out. I've reviewed your articles for GA. I know you. And then you come and act like an idiot like that! I was mad and I had a right to be. Next time look before you leap. We know each other. We shouldn't be acting like this, either of us. Wrad (talk) 23:49, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

Please keep in mind that I have no personal attachment to the article and, therefore, I'm able to take in the article as a whole. It has obvious flaws and needs to be reviewed by WP:FAR. I'm not sure if you are a major contributor to the page, but you seem to be taking it way too personal. You scream "ASSUME GOOD FAITH", but then you turn around and call me "Mr. Jerk". I only reminded you of WP:Civil because of that behavior. I am only following talk page guidelines. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 00:00, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Well, you know what. You were being a jerk. I'm very familiar with WP:CIVIL. I just didn't care at the moment. Guilty until proven innocent seemed to be your motto and I was pretty dang ticked. I don't care that you don't care. I have never edited that article in my life and I resent the assumption that I own it by someone who has no clue what he's talking about. Go ahead and put it up for FAR if it makes you happy, but you might want to be a little more willing to give people the benefit of the doubt and a whole lot less condescending if you want to get anywhere. Wrad (talk) 00:03, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
My comments were far from personal attacks. You are the one who called me "Mr. Jerk" (here), then "idiot" and "jerk" (here), and finally deleted it from the talk page (here). Please show me where I called you a name and attacked you in some way. I only suggested WP:OWN because of your defensive nature towards the page.
I'm not trying to fight with you so I will not mention this "bumping of heads" any further. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 00:34, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
I'm perfectly aware of what I called you and I don't need you to tell me what it was. I can't believe you stillstick by the ridiculous accusation that I was trying to own the article even after I explained what I meant. You are the most bull-headed, blind person I've ever met on this site. You believe what you want despite all the evidence. Whatever. Wrad (talk) 00:26, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


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coordinator election

The Wikiproject History is going to elect 3 coordinators. As a member you are invited to participate. Wandalstouring (talk) 12:26, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Re:Wikipedia as source

I apologize for that edit. I did not see the sentence in WP:V about self-references and Wikipedia as a source. Just for the record, I forgot to log in and this is in fact User:Parent5446. Thank you for bestowing this new policy upon me for I would have never known until later when it might have developed into a bigger problem. In addition, I also fixed the reference to the Buddhism Wikipedia article (which you didn't notice) and changed it to a more reliable source. Just for your lesson, here you go:

Thanks 71.249.42.11 (talk) 21:58, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Please help

I would really appreciate it if you voted for the Aang article at WP:ACID so it is not removed from the nomination list. Thanks a lot!

Parent5446(Murder me for my actions) 23:05, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Sources and notability added

Hi Ghostexorcist: Shavua Tov: I have spent some time improving the two articles currently up for deletion. The Adas Israel Congregation and Adath Jeshurun Congregation articles, now renamed Adas Israel Congregation (Duluth) and Adath Jeshurun Congregation (Minnetonka) to differentiate them from other similar sounding congregations elsewhere, are now a full articles. They meet all criteria for such articles. I also wish to point out that this is proof of what can and should be done to improve stubs. Merely because someone has started a stub does not mean that the article of a place/person/event are "not notable" since not all people have the time and capability of working to improve such articles. There is no statute of limitations on how long a stub deemed to be significant can exist and it is certainly no reason to invoke reasons to eliminate them, otherwise why do we have stubs in the first place? It is requested that the nominations be withdrawn! Please look into this. Sincerely, IZAK (talk) 11:08, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Follow-up with creator of Minnesota synagogues stubs

Hi Ghostexorcist: You may be interested to know that I have contacted User Grika (talk · contribs) who was the editor who originally created all the stub articles about synagogues in Minnesota that have now become the focal point of much debate, and he, as creator of the stubs has neither responded, participated nor defended himself in any discussions AFAIK. Please see User talk:Grika#Requesting your attention. Feel free to add your comments. Thanks, IZAK (talk) 09:43, 18 February 2008 (UTC)

You helped choose Aang as this week's WP:ACID winner

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Thank you for your support of the Article Improvement Drive.
This week Aang was selected to be improved to featured article status.
Hope you can help.

Parent5446(Murder me for my actions) 23:06, 19 February 2008 (UTC)

Bodhidharma and martial arts

Ghostexorcist,

I respect your knowledge of the subject, and trust your honesty.

It was Freedom skies' brazen POV-pushing and edit-warring that I took exception to.

JFD (talk) 04:21, 20 February 2008 (UTC)

My copy of Shahar's Shaolin Monastery arrived yesterday! Will get back to you as soon as I've finished reading it! JFD (talk) 13:10, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
I don't suppose you read Douglas Wile's article in the Journal of Asian Martial Arts one or two issues back, did you? Good stuff. JFD (talk) 13:53, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
Like Shahar's lecture, Wile's article is about the "relation between literary development and the actual practice of the martial-arts during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries" but in relation to Tai Chi Ch'uan rather than Gold Bell qigong.
There was also an issue of Classical Fighting Arts a couple months back that had articles by both Stan Henning and Brian Kennedy & Elizabeth Guo. I found the Kennedy & Guo article, a detailed history of Jing Wu, particularly illuminating.
JFD (talk) 15:18, 26 February 2008 (UTC)
I'll get back to you in a week or so on that one. (I'm away at the moment.) JFD (talk) 10:00, 27 February 2008 (UTC)
Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 16, No. 4
Classical Fighting Arts, Vol. 2, No. 12
JFD (talk) 22:27, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

It really is impressive. He couldn't have produced this work without a deep knowledge of literary Chinese and a broad knowledge of the literature. JFD (talk) 17:37, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

Guan Yu (Sangharama)

Thanks; I'll be more careful next time then =)

75.47.202.129 15:16, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Coolie stereotype

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With due respect, are we to base our understanding of "the coolie stereotype" on the caption of a single image? What about unkind stereotypical depictions of Japanese (bucktoothed, kowtowing, etc.) which are essentially indistinguishable? --House of Scandal (talk) 06:21, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your response. For the sake of wiki-peace, I'll let your edit stand -- It's a minor point we're disagreeing on. I am finding plenty of info onlne about the stereotype and plan to create an article on it specifically. We can review the question again, later, when we have more than one reference to look at! Best wishes, --House of Scandal (talk) 06:27, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

Hinduism Award

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For your efforts in improving Kali (demon). Continue the good work. --Redtigerxyz (talk) 08:02, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

I also suggest that you nominate the article at the WP:GAN. Happy editing. --Redtigerxyz (talk) 08:02, 5 March 2008 (UTC)


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Added rational. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 14:34, 8 March 2008 (UTC)

Cuju

keep it on the articles talk page —Preceding unsigned comment added by Dead-or-Red (talkcontribs) 21:06, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

You not only whitewash the Cuju page, but you removed my post from your talk page. Whose the vandal now? --Ghostexorcist (talk) 21:14, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

Good Found

Hey, on the Accounts of Jingkang - good found about the link. TheAsianGURU (talk) 20:29, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Crusades task force

Hi Ghostexorcist, I've created a Crusades task force as part of the Middle Ages WikiProject, and I thought you might be interested in helping get it started. Adam Bishop (talk) 09:43, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Revert

It's fine. It's happened to me more times than I want to count. Rau's talk 00:37, 24 March 2008 (UTC)

Speaking of the Song Dynasty...

Check out the main page!--Pericles of AthensTalk 00:56, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Well, the only person I would say had anything of substance to teach would be my former professor Ms. Hamdani. She is a Shia Muslim, but I forget which branch; I don't think Nizari. In any case, is this something that is pressing and you need information on soon?--Pericles of AthensTalk 02:02, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Also, check out my improvements to Society of the Song Dynasty!--Pericles of AthensTalk 02:02, 28 March 2008 (UTC)
Yes, she is a professor at GMU.--Pericles of AthensTalk 19:53, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

NO VANDALISM committed QUIT your HARRASSMENT & Thuggery

Dear wiki thug, there was no vandalism of the Maitreya article by me. The Baha'is have not made a case as to why there should be a mention of their creed in an article that is about Buddhism. You might not like that because the Baha'is apparently seem to be your friends and you are biased towards them, but this doesn't change the fact that they are the ones vandalizing wikipedia by gratuitously attempting to put their stamp on every article - not I.

Go use your threats and intimidation elsewhere, thug. Thamarih (talk) 04:07, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

I just got home from work. I needed a good laugh! By the way, please see WP:CIVIL. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 09:34, 6 April 2008 (UTC)
FYI - MARussellPESE (talk) 17:57, 6 April 2008 (UTC)

Kung Fu Edits...

Fair enough, bro. I mean you guys didn't do a bad job on the page, but if you want to present more than the average McDojo view of gong fu, other things could be added. You guys did all the work though, so I can see how you might be hesitant to allow other to contribute, though wikipedia is advertised as a place where anyone can contribute to articles. Cheung Lai Chun and Lum Yu Gwai are quite well know to the Cantonese and Hakka peoples though, and if you google Cheung Lai Chun or Bak Mei Pai, his name'll come up thousands of times. I might not think some of the guys you guys listed are that notable either, but that's easy for me to say after you guys've done all the hard work of creating a long, well organized, informative page.

199.173.225.25 (talk) 18:51, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

I am not a major contributor to the page. In fact, I think it's a horrible article. But, the list would be a gigantic mess if everyone added a skilled master that they felt was notable. Please see the discussion I have started about Adding masters to the "Notable practitioners" section." --Ghostexorcist (talk) 18:57, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Okay, I'll check it out bro, though I don't see anything so horrible about the page. Later, 199.173.225.25 (talk) 19:04, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Tustar

That's cool, I'd never heard of Tustar before but that was definitely a name derived from a place. Adam Bishop (talk) 03:56, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Ashida Kim

I'll be removing the NPOV and BLP warning tags next week unless someone objects as the discussion has died out and the article seems to have settled in at an generally acceptable version. --Nate1481(t/c) 11:41, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Andjam's slightly puzzling talk page comments aside, did you see my note that I think the BLP dispute tag can be removed? --Nate1481(t/c) 09:12, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
Hiya, my additional comment after replacing his was just to clarify that it had been moved (which I agree was sensible), it may be a good idea to add a note yourself another time as it save any confusion. cheers --Nate1481(t/c) 11:27, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Ibn Battuta

I imagine that most good university libraries would have the set of Hakluyt Society volumes. I picked up the first three volumes at a used-book store some years ago, then bought the fourth volume and the index as they were published. If you go to bookfinder.com and enter "Ibn Battuta Travels" in the title field and "Hakluyt Society" in the keywords field, you should be able to find what's available in the secondhand market. Deor (talk) 00:20, 10 May 2008 (UTC)

I don't recall what I paid for vols. 1–3; probably around $100. But that was 20 years or more ago. From the BookFinder listings I saw, it looks as though you could assemble a set (minus the index volume, perhaps) for about half of the $530 by buying the individual volumes from different dealers. That said, the Mackintosh-Smith abridgment seems to be a not-bad alternative. Deor (talk) 14:48, 10 May 2008 (UTC)
That sounds very good. Better than I did. Happy reading! Deor (talk) 02:59, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Guangzhou

I really don't have an answer for that. The text did not go into detail about the process of it being eclipsed in importance. It just stated the fact. Although now you've sparked a new interest. I'll see what I can find.--Pericles of AthensTalk 12:19, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! If you haven't noticed it already, I moved the Ethnic, Foreign and Religious Minorities sub-section down into its own section with new material on the Yao people, Zhuang people, and Li people. Have a look!--Pericles of AthensTalk 21:37, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Cool. Feel free to add a little something. I just added info on Korean, Persian, and Arab neighborhoods in urban ports.--Pericles of AthensTalk 22:09, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
Actually, I'll take the liberty of adding a sentence about the Man people, mentioning Ouyang Xiu's concern over their banditry.--Pericles of AthensTalk 22:16, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
There is no article for "Man people", unfortunately.--Pericles of AthensTalk 22:19, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Ashkelon

Hey, I know this is almost a year late but I stopped editing last year and haven't looked at my user page at all for some time. I've finished my A level courses now and have more time on my hands... I know its rude to reply so late, but I would be enthusiastic about working with you to include the history of the Jews in the city during the 12th century. The Fatimids and Crusaders were the major powers involved in the history of Ashkelon at this time so I dont think we should overemphasise the importance of the contemporary Jewish community BUT Ashkelon is part of modern Israel and as such I think it is important that Jewish history is mentioned, my apologies for not doing so previously.

Regards Hera52 (talk) 17:51, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm going to summarise the Letter of the Karaite elders of Ascalon article in the Ashkelon article. It will probably only be two sentences or so. I'm not an expert on this topic so you should probably check the changes I make.
Hera52 (talk) 18:42, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Song foreign contacts

Awesome! I have a lot of respect for Hartwell, he's a fine scholar and sinologist. I would love to read through this, although I will be busy today with other agendas outside Wikipedia. Thanks for sharing this, it could be really useful in the Society of the Song Dynasty article.--Pericles of AthensTalk 18:11, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

Don't worry, if I add that Hartwell source I will distinguish it from the other Hartwell source by spelling out for each citation in the article a shorthand version of each book title tacked on, separated by commas of course, to the authors' last names. That will be a lot of work, and I will only really resort to doing that if I add the Hartwell source you've found. Also, about these Persian embassies, they are not really coming from the same political entity ruling "Persia" at that point in time. Before 1037, Persia was dominated by the Buyid dynasty, and after that by the Seljuq dynasty. "Persian" could also mean tribute from a variety of different Iranian peoples at that point. Unless Hartwell specifically states that these tribute envoys were coming from the Buyid court and then the Seljuq court, I can't use them. That would be original research on my part to assume I knew where this so-called Persian tribute was coming from. In the beginning of that book in pdf format, Hartwell mentions that his work is not perfectly clear, and he specifically asks scholars to challenge his work as it is not definitive. Therefore, I'm queasy about using it at all.--Pericles of AthensTalk 10:31, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
See the conundrum with this? I really want to use this source, it's a treasure trove of information, but I also think it is dangerous if not checked by other sources. Hartwell drew these tables up pretty much as a self-published research tool. I'd feel more comfortable just finding one of Hartwell's (or someone else's) book published by a university press that details Sino-Persian relations during the Song.--Pericles of AthensTalk 10:46, 26 May 2008 (UTC)
Once again, I'd love to use it, but I'm fretful about doing so. I don't think it would be the wisest thing to do, because obvious questions arise about what court sent the embassies and what political entity the embassies represented. Even if you could reason "well, this had to be the Buyid court" or "this had to be the Seljuq court", that would still be putting words into Hartwell's mouth that he never said. If I did that, the quality of the Society of the Song Dynasty article would be lessened, as it wouldn't be a faithful representation of the source used.--Pericles of AthensTalk 18:48, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

the Furious Five

I have no problem if this part is erased,.... but these are so obvious,.... things that are so obvious also needs citation?

I am aware that this is an encyclopedia. For me, citation is not needed because of this obviousity..... my point is... this is what makes the movie so funny,... so I think it's quite important to be noticed .... best regards --Agus elex 2005 (talk) 13:50, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

EL and tone revert.

Please see Talk:Oscar (cat)#2008-06-22 revert. -- Jeandré, 2008-06-23t08:54z

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Superman in other media

Why are years not to be linked? Some sort of comment explaining such a move would be in order, it seems. Rhindle The Red (talk) 16:57, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

I assume you are talking about the phrase "Such links should not be used unless following the link would genuinely help the reader understand the topic more fully". I can understand that with regards to single years, but not in regards to the "in television" links. To my mind, seeing what else was going on in television at the same time *does* "help the reader understand the topic more fully", especially given the context of a chronological list of productions. The legitimacy of the links in a given article is an issue for editorial debate and not something that should be decided out-of-hand by a bot.
Regardless, that bot should be leaving a more expansive explanation of what it is doing and not just "Units/dates/other", which explains nothing. Rhindle The Red (talk) 17:35, 9 July 2008 (UTC)
I'll put them back later, then. Rhindle The Red (talk) 19:09, 13 July 2008 (UTC)


Avatar: Anime or Cartoon?

I'd like to discuss it with you as you seem so inclined to state it's an anime. I believe the article shouldn't outright state it's an American Cartoon as there are just as many websites and people claiming it to be an anime then there are people who believe that it's a cartoon. http://www.absoluteanime.com/avatar_the_last_airbender/ and http://au.anime.ign.com/objects/142/14208728.html are two of such websites that classify it to be an anime. Wikipedia should take a neutral approach to it instead of classifying it as one or the other - which seems pointless at best. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.169.206.233 (talk) 11:24, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Song Ci

I think the reason why book and author articles are usually seperate is that most authors produce more than one book. Then it makes sense not to have to reproduce the author info for each book article. Here though Song Ci as far as I can tell is only known for his one book "Collected Cases of Injustice Rectified" and this might be a case for an exception to the usual book and author seperate rule. Both book and author articles are a bit stubby and merging them made more sense to me. What do you think? K.murphy (talk) 20:53, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

RE

I'll join the discussion within 20 minutes. Thanks for the heads up! I've sent Aang and Toph to WP:RfP, Toph passed, Aang is pending. I think Katara might be added too, but she's not as hard hit. --haha169 (talk) 17:12, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Proposal for standard infobox for History of [country] templates

Hi there! You're a member of WikiProject History, so I'm just informing you about a proposal I've made about standardizing History of [country] templates (like Template:History of France). The discussion is located at the talk page for WikiProject History—your comments and criticism are welcome. Thank you. Mr. Absurd (talk) 05:07, 25 July 2008 (UTC)