Talk:Jin dynasty (265–420)
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I don't think having (265-420) in the title is a very good idea, even though there have been more Jin dynasties. I think First and Second Jin Dynasty are better (though I'm not sure these names are really in use). -- jheijmans
These "first" and "second" names are never in use. Major confusion around the dynasty names are western tranliterations of the chinese characters. 晉 (pinyin jin4) and 金 (pinyin jin1) represent different dynasties but their pinyin transliterations are same. IMO (265-420) shows the duration of the 晉 dynasty, which cannot be confused by the 金 founded in the 12th century. Would you recommand other ideas to settle the isuue? -- User:kt2
Several Jin dynasty related articles have named the dynasty as "first" Jin and the one founded by the Jurchen as the second. Let me stress the point here, the "first" and "second" convention is never in use. If one is uncomfortable of a possible ambiguity, the Jin dynasty by the Jurchen can also be named as the Jurchen dynasty. kt2 17:28, 31 Jul 2003 (UTC)
The two Jin dynasties are separated by three facts: The tone, the character, and the dates. Putting all three in the title eliminates confusion completely.Dragonbones 15:00, 27 March 2006 (UTC)
- The years are sufficient disambiguation. The problems with putting the Chinese character and the tone in the title are:
- Some readers will not be able to read them. (For Windows-based systems, they need Chinese fonts installed, and they might not have installed them.) This will confuse them and/or their browsers.
- It is against common convention here on Wikipedia not to include non-Roman characters into article titles.
- It is unnecessary -- again, with the years, it's already sufficient disambiguated.
So now the disambiguating dates have been removed? Adding the tone marks helps, if you know Chinese is tonal and know to pay attention to the tone, but it's not enough, because many readers won't know to look at the tone marks. "First" and "second" are not established usage and rub me the wrong way, plus that would create confusion with a third period, the Later Jin Dynasty (of Five Dynasties; 936-947). Sorry, but I'm reverting to the version with the dates, and adding a clarifying sentence at the end of the first paragraph for both Jin pages. If someone types "Jin dynasty" they go through a disambiguation page but if they reach the page via any other link, confusion is possible. Others might choose to remove the dates from the titles again (and I'll of course bow to consensus if it exists), but a minimum, I think we need a line within the text of each Jin-period page (say, at the end of the intro para.) mentioning there are other Jin periods, and directing the user to the disambiguation page here Jin Dynasty.Dragonbones 02:59, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
- It is generally against Wikipedia style to try to provide comprehensive information about the subject in the title. The main purpose of title disambiguation is simply to provide distinct URLs for the articles in question, preferably in a format that a reader would be able to guess (not too likely) or at least remember after the first time they see it. Someone who is confused about which Jin Dynasty they are reading about can clear that up by reading the first sentence of the article. Consequently, I think Wikipedia style is clearly against double (or triple) disambiguation; once is sufficient. We should either have the tone mark in the title or show the years in parentheses. I have no strong preference, although Nlu might be right that the tone mark presents technical problems for some users. - Nat Krause(Talk!) 03:52, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
- Here's the line I've added at the end of the introductory paragraph in all four Jin-related titles. Feel free to improve it of course. "Note that there are four periods of Chinese history using the name "Jin" (see clarification here)." There really wasn't anything in the intros to these pages to alert readers to the possibility of confusion, which is part of the reason I was pushing for disambiguation within the titles. I still prefer adding the tones, Chin. char. and dates, but won't push the issue; after further reflection, it seems to me this additional line may be adequate. Cheers! Dragonbones 06:25, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
Dates not clear
Can we please add "AD" or "CE" (or whatever the politically correct term is) to the dates? They are not at all clear for non-specialists (me!) and I have to look through the text to find out when the time of this dynasty relative to our European dating system. Thanks. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nick Michael (talk • contribs) 16:41, 14 January 2007 (UTC).
- Per WP:DATE, unspecified dates are always AD. --Nlu (talk) 05:39, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
- Thanks Nlu, that's good to know. Nick Michael 13:49, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
I restored the map that Balthazar deleted. He had a point about it only showing Jin, but it's better than no map whatsoever. I have two maps that show Jin and much more (East-Hem 300ad.jpg and East-Hem 400ad.jpg), but I plan to crop the large maps into smaller maps (Europe, Asia, etc.). That won't be ready for another few weeks, but until then, the existing map is better than none! Thomas Lessman (talk) 23:56, 20 November 2007 (UTC)
Here are the map options currently...
|1. Previous map||2. Balthazar's map||3. Asia Map in 400 AD|
It's been since late June that User:Stargate756 has moved this article to Jin Dynasty (266-420) without any explanation for his actions. Sima Yan forced Cao Huan of Cao Wei to abdicate and then was enthroned as Emperor Wu of Jin in 265; end of story. Can this user please explain his actions? Your edits seem disruptive and I dare say unwelcome at Wikipedia.--Pericles of AthensTalk 14:26, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
Mergers of Jin Duchy (240–264) and Jin Kingdom (264–265)
The duchy and the kingdom were actually vassal states nominally under the control of the state of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period. The last Wei emperor Cao Huan granted the title of "Duke of Jin" (晉公) to Sima Zhao in the 260s, which was how the dukedom or duchy came about. The title "Duke of Jin" was previously held by Sima Zhao's father Sima Yi. In 264, Sima Zhao was promoted from a duke to a vassal king, "King of Jin" (晉王), hence the "Kingdom of Jin". His title was inherited by his son Sima Yan, who was briefly "King of Jin" before he forced Cao Huan to abdicate the throne to him, thus ending Cao Wei and establishing the Jin Dynasty (265–420). Throughout that period of time, the Cao Wei state was still in existence even though Sima Zhao (and later Sima Yan) had become the de facto rulers of Wei. Therefore, since the duchy and the kingdom still paid nominal allegiance to the Wei emperor, they should not be viewed as independent states. Rather, they were the forerunners of the Jin Dynasty (265–420).
I'm sure it would be totally absurd to create individual articles for the domains (or fiefs) of all the persons in Cao Wei who held the titles of dukes, princes, or vassal kings. If not, we'll be seeing articles like Cao Zhang's Principality of Rencheng or even Sun Quan's Kingdom of Wu (222-229). LDS contact me 10:02, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
On closer inspection, I realise that the information on Jin Duchy (240–264) and Jin Kingdom (264–265) was actually copied from Sima Yi and Sima Zhao. There is nothing fresh and new that can be merged to Jin Dynasty (265–420). I'll just redirect them since they are no more than just duplicates of existing pages. LDS contact me 15:26, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
- User:KO.2, the creator of those two pages, removed my notification from his/her talk page. I'll assume that he/she does not wish to participate in this discussion and has no objections to the merge. LDS contact me 15:30, 5 March 2013 (UTC)
Move request to decapitalize all Chinese dynasty articles
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 . --Cold Season (talk) 17:56, 15 March 2014 (UTC)