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2012 Asian American representative approval period (Now until 18 December)[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Asian American#Representative approval. RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 06:20, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Boxer Rebellion citations[edit]

There is an edit war over "Boxer Rebellion" and its citations. Please comment here. Thanks. Axl ¤ [Talk] 05:43, 26 November 2012 (UTC)

Infobox East Asian name[edit]

{{Infobox East Asian name}} has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 04:16, 4 December 2012 (UTC)

East Sea[edit]

The usage of East Sea is under discussion, see talk:East Sea -- (talk) 00:13, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Culture of Asia[edit]

Culture of Asia has been requested to be renamed, see talk:Culture of Asia -- (talk) 05:25, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Manchukuo discussion[edit]

Here's a notice from Benlisquare about a topic which may interest people here:

It's currently being disputed whether Manchukuo was a puppet state or not. At the moment, I'm trying to compile a list of books and academic papers that refer to Manchukuo as a "puppet state". If anyone would like to help with expanding the list, please add a few more sources to the list at Talk:Manchukuo#NPOV "puppet state". Thanks. -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs email 02:35, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Please participate if interested. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 22:44, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

Li family and various homophonic family names, and various spellings[edit]

See Talk:Lì (chinese surname) for a mess regarding various Lee/Li surnames. -- (talk) 04:13, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Further discussions at talk:Li (surname) and talk:Li (surname meaning "profit") -- (talk) 06:15, 7 July 2013 (UTC)
See also: Wikipedia talk:Article titles#Inadequacy of current WP:UE guideline with regard to Chinese names -- (talk) 06:15, 7 July 2013 (UTC)

Geography of Tibet categories[edit]

Some Geography of Tibet categories are up for discussion, see Wikipedia:Categories_for_discussion/Log/2013_June_23 -- (talk) 04:37, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

{{States and territories of East Asia}}[edit]

Template:States and territories of East Asia (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 05:18, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

"Draft" rating[edit]

I suggest that this wikiproject implement the new "Draft"-class and categorize into Category: Draft-Class WikiProject East Asia articles‎, for pages in the WP:Drafts namespace that was recently initiated. This would allow tracking of articles related to this wikiproject that are in draft form, which members of this wikiproject may wish to improve and move into the mainspace. -- (talk) 23:40, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

I personally don't see the point. We don't categorize userspace drafts, why should draft pages in the new namespace be treated any differently. If it's not ready to be shown to the general public, there's no reason to for a WikiProject to pay attention to it. Sven Manguard Wha? 03:26, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
While userspacedrafts are personal pages, the new draft space is supposed to be a joint collaboration area. The advantage in categorizing them for the project is for people who come here to find topics they might be interested in, that someone else has already started working on, for which they might also have wanted to start an article on. As it isn't ready for public consumption, we can also choose to move unready articles out of mainspace and into drafts until they are more ready. Having a tagged draft also allows us to merge information found in a draft to a different article found in mainspace, should duplication occur, and we'd have an area to check for such duplication, as they've been tagged. -- (talk) 07:05, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject Ryūkyū[edit]

Hello, last week I started editing and adding Wikipedia articles related to the Ryūkyū Islands, the Ryūkyū Kingdom, and Okinawa Prefecture, and I noticed many red links, stubs, and needed improvement in general. I also noticed this on Japanese Wikipedia. So I started to compile a To Do List and created WikiProject Ryūkyū. Because I was on my own and comepletely inexperienced, it was deleted and turned into a redirect for WikiProject Japan. I started a discussion on their talk page, and they proposed that I should ask for help from WikiProject East Asia. I want to form a WikiProject that covers anything having to do with the Ryūkyū archipelago to better organize and improve related articles. I would really appreciate any help I can get. ミーラー強斗武 (talk) 19:02, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Move request to decapitalize all Chinese dynasty articles[edit]

There's a move request to decapitalize "dynasty" in the Chinese dynasty articles, as in Han Dynasty → Han dynasty. For more information and to give your input, see [1]. --Cold Season (talk) 18:34, 15 March 2014 (UTC)


FYI, WP:東亞 and {{東亞}} were recently deleted. These used to point to this project and its banner, respectively. -- (talk) 03:42, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Asia may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 21:12, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet for Wikiproject East Asia at Wikimania 2014[edit]

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Hi all,

My name is Adi Khajuria and I am helping out with Wikimania 2014 in London.

One of our initiatives is to create leaflets to increase the discoverability of various wikimedia projects, and showcase the breadth of activity within wikimedia. Any kind of project can have a physical paper leaflet designed - for free - as a tool to help recruit new contributors. These leaflets will be printed at Wikimania 2014, and the designs can be re-used in the future at other events and locations.

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Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

Hello there! As you may already know, most WikiProjects here on Wikipedia struggle to stay active after they've been founded. I believe there is a lot of potential for WikiProjects to facilitate collaboration across subject areas, so I have submitted a grant proposal with the Wikimedia Foundation for the "WikiProject X" project. WikiProject X will study what makes WikiProjects succeed in retaining editors and then design a prototype WikiProject system that will recruit contributors to WikiProjects and help them run effectively. Please review the proposal here and leave feedback. If you have any questions, you can ask on the proposal page or leave a message on my talk page. Thank you for your time! (Also, sorry about the posting mistake earlier. If someone already moved my message to the talk page, feel free to remove this posting.) Harej (talk) 22:47, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

Why is RoC different to Kosovo?[edit]

I've opened a discussion at Talk: Taiwan about how to describe the Republic of China consistent with how Wikipedia describes other partially recognised states like Kosovo. Participation welcomed. Frenchmalawi (talk) 19:19, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

RFC on Gojoseon about the founding legends[edit]

Feel free to discuss it at its talkpage. --Cold Season (talk) 01:52, 5 December 2014 (UTC)

WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Hello everyone!

You may have received a message from me earlier asking you to comment on my WikiProject X proposal. The good news is that WikiProject X is now live! In our first phase, we are focusing on research. At this time, we are looking for people to share their experiences with WikiProjects: good, bad, or neutral. We are also looking for WikiProjects that may be interested in trying out new tools and layouts that will make participating easier and projects easier to maintain. If you or your WikiProject are interested, check us out! Note that this is an opt-in program; no WikiProject will be required to change anything against its wishes. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Note: To receive additional notifications about WikiProject X on this talk page, please add this page to Wikipedia:WikiProject X/Newsletter. Otherwise, this will be the last notification sent about WikiProject X.

Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

RfC: Flag of Ryukyu[edit]

There is an RfC at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Japan#RfC: Flag of Ryukyu concerning the Ryukyuan national flag. ミーラー強斗武 (StG88ぬ会話) 00:46, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
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    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
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