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Hipocrite

The user's username is actually Hipocrite. Newman Luke (talk) 17:09, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for File:GreenLama.jpg

In reviewing some recently uploaded images I see you uploaded File:GreenLama.jpg and claim it is being used under fair use but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale. At least two other images have incomplete or missing rationales. I'm sure you can fix this, but if not you can ask questions at WP:MCQ. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 04:04, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

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German diss. on China

I would gladly help you, if I can. I am a bit puzzled though: You have this German dissertation on Chinese history, but you do not want to publish it, you only want to know what it says? But why do you need all of it translated? Well, it is your business, I guess and if you are not too much in a hurry, I might help you. I can read some Kanji, but have neither the ability nor the resources to read or translate much Chinese (concepts and technical terms might be OK). --Radh (talk) 14:41, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Sorry. If I can just jump in here. It's in German, and Ghostexorcist wants it translating from German to English, to the best of my knowledge. There is no mention of knowledge of Chinese language being necessary. --KägeTorä - (影虎) (TALK) 15:11, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
Oh yes, but there will probably be words, sentences, whole passages from Chinese sources (and perhaps not translated)? --Radh (talk) 15:28, 14 April 2010 (UTC).
影虎 is correct (love the name by the way). I only need the German translated into English. All Hanzi is represented in its anglicized form. I am majoring in Chinese in college, so I have no problem with this portion.
I didn't think I would get a reply on here so I put out a notice at my college. One Chinese student with knowledge of German has answered the call. If this doesn't work out, I will definitely contact you Radh. Thanks for the interest. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 16:20, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
If something goes wrong, post on my German talk (Benutzer:Radh) or here (feel free to ask questions about German if you need to).--Radh (talk) 16:49, 14 April 2010 (UTC)
I majored in Chinese, so if you need any help and if I have the time, I'll be available for you, too. Post on my talk page any questions you may have. (And cheers for the comment on my username - it's a long story of how I got that.... - too long!). --KägeTorä - (影虎) (TALK) 12:10, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Asian MA origins

Sorry for the confusion but what I said wasn't aimed at you or anyone in particular. I meant to post my comment in a new section but I put it under yours because I agreed with you that the article was horrible. I was trying to propose that each of the origin theories is instead treated as a theory of influence. If I believed that Bodhidharma founded Shaolin kungfu, I could argue that the prior existence of martial arts in China doesn't disprove the influence of Bodhidharma. The same could be said of the Greek origin theory in India. To me, it doesn't make sense to say that all martial arts came from one place. Similarities may be convergent (as you've already pointed out) or could be taken as evidence of influence but not necessarily origin. I also suggest adding sections for a general history of martial arts in each sub-region of Asia (East, South, Southeast) or individual countries that were especially pivotal to their development (China, India, etc). Your thoughts? Morinae (talk) 09:46, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

That sounds fine to me. I don't have time to focus on the article right now as it is coming up on finals week. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 20:43, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

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Sun Wukong

Hello, I've no objection to your edits on the matter. I'm not an expert on the field, I was just reverting User:Soupysoap's edits as the account is being used by a notorious sockmaster. Though this source on Encyclopedia Britannica seems to indicate that he is based on Hanuman [1]. It is referenced later in the article but not being particularly knowledgeable about the subject, I really can't say for sure. Just wanted to let you know and happy editing. Thanks, Vedant (talk) 12:56, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

I wasn't critiquing your revert at all. I just knew that I had removed that particular sentence a while ago because of lack of sourcing. Whoever added it back last time (before the sockpuppet removed it) sourced it with a webpage about Hanuman, which mentioned nothing about Sun Wukong.
While there is always a chance that Hanuman influenced the development of Sun Wukong in some way, the research of Meir Shahar has shown the most recent influence (like within the last 1000 years or so) was a religious Chinese legend about the "Lingyin si Temple Monkey." --Ghostexorcist (talk) 15:01, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
I understand, I took a look at the source myself and couldn't find the claim in question. I defer to your judgement in the matter. Thanks, Vedant (talk) 22:36, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

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Fair use rationale for File:Cbrazilkalkil.jpg

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Jewish identity

Regarding your current Ref Desk query on this topic: The issue you raise, of identity vs. assimilation when confronted with adversity, is context-dependent on the level of religiosity of the mainstream society and its cultural options (for example: being obliged to work on the Jewish Sabbath, eating nonkosher food, etc.). Even more relevant: what do you mean by "religious identity/faith" -- to include only practicing Orthodox Jews or adherents of all streams (including the non-halachic Reform Judaism that forgoes sabbath observance, head covering, kosher food, etc.), and/or secular affiliation with the Jewish people rather than assimilation? And in which societies (i.e. mainstream Christian, Muslim, secular), at what times in history? We can perhaps make a more helpful recommendation if you can focus in these terms, because a comprehensive explanation covering such a wide scope is liable to be superficial or too narrow in scope. -- Deborahjay (talk) 18:25, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

I have left a new comment on the humanities page. Thanks for contacting me. --Ghostexorcist (talk) 19:11, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Book on Jews of Kaifeng

Thank you for your suggestions and I will try and follow them. Simonschaim (talk) 10:23, 1 August 2010 (UTC)


Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Buddhist neigong book cover.jpg

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Disputed non-free use rationale for File:Zhoupic7.jpg

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"Chinese coiffure or turban", August 13th

I have answered your question in that page Wikipedia:Reference_desk/Archives/Language/2010_August_8#Chinese_coiffure_or_turban, but I think I should inform you in case the answer is ignored. Wish the answer is useful.--Certiffon (talk) 17:30, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm really sorry that I didn't notice your reply. I don't come here often. I found the book in Chinese from http://books.google.com.hk/books?id=Y41H4OnymqUC&printsec=frontcover&dq=%E7%A7%A6%E6%B1%89%E5%8F%B2+%E7%BF%A6%E4%BC%AF%E8%B5%9E&hl=zh-CN&ei=C-l0TJHzHpHsvgPpg5muBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=book-thumbnail&resnum=2&ved=0CDgQ6wEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%E7%A7%A6%E6%B1%89%E5%8F%B2%20%E7%BF%A6%E4%BC%AF%E8%B5%9E&f=false , and I checked the meaning of "鬚" in several Chinese dictionaries. For example, http://www.nciku.com/search/all/%E9%AC%9A . Any more information needed? --Certiffon (talk) 10:17, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

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