Talk:List of Canadians of Asian ancestry

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Russell Peters[edit]

I removed Russell Peters. He may look Asian, but he is actually a Mashpee Wampanoag First Nations of the Turtle Clan.

I'm re-adding Russell Peters. There are actually (at least) two Russell Peters, and while one is from the Turtle Clan, he lives in Massachusetts. Another is a Canadian comedian who is of Anglo-Indian descent, and he seems pretty well known. In fact, his East Indian heritage is the basis for a substantial part of his material. Miraclediver 05:48, 18 Sep 2004 (UTC)


"Asian" is not an ethnic group. Also I nominate for deletion. RyanRP 22:28, 5 December 2006 (UTC)


Asian can refer to russians aswell, and anyone can pick it, someone from European descent whos family has lived in Asia for generations may consider themselves "Asian" (which isn't in itself an ethnic group Chinese, or Japanese is), and therefore any ethnicity could be considered "Asian". Also I suggest deletion. See White Canadian discussion for similar problem, brought on by many wikipedians. RyanRP 22:36, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

RyanRP is unhappy with the discussion at talk:white Canadian, and is making a WP:POINTMichael Z. 2006-12-05 23:43 Z

Hedy Fry[edit]

Is Trinidad & Tobago in Asia now? :) Is she of Asian origin if she's born there? Michael Daly 05:54, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Once orient but not Asia[edit]

The middle east was once referred to as "the orient". However, it's not Asia. Some of those on this list are from places like Persia, Lebanon etc. These shouldn't be considered asian. Michael Daly 05:59, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Let me re-phrase that, since, technically I guess it is Asia. In the modern perspective, most people connect East-Asia with Asia, not the Middle East. Given the large number of Middle-Eastern Canadians, they should probably rate their own, separate, page. Michael Daly 19:46, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

US not equal Canada[edit]

The Tillys should not reasonably be considered Canadian, since they were not born here nor did they live here long. Michael Daly 06:01, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was no move. Proposal is not a move request. JPG-GR (talk) 02:19, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

List of Canadians of Asian ancestryAsian Canadian — I am requesting a full move. I want the article to be about Asian Canadians in general just like the Asian American Article and the Asian Australian Article. I also want to remove the list of asian names and put them in a separate article — Sonic99 (talk) 02:10, 8 October 2008 (UTC)


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Comment As I understand the nomination: Sonic99 (talk · contribs) want a) first move the list to Asian Canadian, then b) write a new article and c) remove the names to a new list? IMHO the easier way is to create a article at [Asian Canadian] and let this list be what it is: a list. Sebastian scha. (talk) 04:43, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
Agree. Either I don't understand the proposal, or it's just making extra work for everyone, as well as unnecessarily separating the history from the contributions. Andrewa (talk) 05:03, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose The proposer wants a page with a different name and different content. Per comments above, the page can simply be created; no page move is required. --Rogerb67 (talk) 10:49, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support a) I want to move the same article with the dicussion and history to Asian Canadian. How long would that take? b) I didn't say we will write a new article. We can leave the content. c) It is easy to remove the list and copy the names-use Control Key+C and Control Key+P to a new article called List of Asian Canadians. I can remove, copy and paste the list of names in one minute. Sonic99 (talk) 23:57, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
I don't doubt, that you can it -- or cann't do it in a minute. If you really want to do this, I ask why? Because this is the list. And you want to write an article and delete this list? Why you want to delete the edit history of the list in this way? You want the discussion there, why? It is all about this list. Just start your new article at [Asian Candian]. Sebastian scha. (talk) 00:35, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
I want to keep the content but not the list of names. I want the article to be like the Asian American article or the Asian Australian article. I could remove the content and pictures from the List of Canadians of Asian ancestry and copy them to a new Asian Canadian article. Sonic99 (talk) 04:40, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment Why didn't you just split the article, and write something on top of the redirect? There's no need for a long list on the "article article" (talk) 05:01, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose (After clarification) To write a new article no pagemove is required. Sebastian scha. (talk) 08:42, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
(P.s. just copy the parts you want to use, and leave them here also. Sebastian scha. (talk) 09:18, 9 October 2008 (UTC))
If you do copy text from here (or in general if you cut & paste between articles on Wikipedia), remember to use an edit summary noting "split content from List of Canadians of Asian ancestry" to ensure compliance with the GDFL. --Rogerb67 (talk) 15:10, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Comment Intially, the List of Canadians of Asian ancestry article was called Asian Canadian. Later somebody renamed the article. Why do you want to have two articles with the same content and pictures? I think the new Asian Canadian article should have the demographic content with pictures and the List of Canadians of Asian ancestry article should not have the demographic content with pictures. What do you think? Sonic99 (talk) 03:47, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
    • What you are proposing is a split; see WP:SPLIT for instructions. No page move is required. --Rogerb67 (talk) 10:14, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
    • I don't see any problems, to remove the section about demographics and to use the intro and the infobox also in the new article. Sebastian scha. (talk) 22:21, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
    • Rogerb67, do you agree that I should remove the demographic content with the pictures and place them in the new Asian Canadian article? The List of Canadians of Asian ancestry article should convey what it is supposed to be - a list of asian names. Sonic99 (talk) 23:43, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
      • I don't really have a view, except that a page move is inappropriate when you want an article with a different title and different content. It seems a reasonable idea at first sight. I suggest you work on the new page in a sandbox, then split when it will be more than a stub, otherwise someone might merge it back. --Rogerb67 (talk) 23:51, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Very Inaccurate: Many of the nationalities in this list are not Asian at all[edit]

Since when are nationalities such as Lebanese (or indeed any Arabic nationalities), or nationalities such as Pakistani, Asian? I understand that in Britain nationalities such as Indian are considered Asian (which seems mind boggling from a non-British perspective), and I suppose that if one were to take the British everybody-in view, then that would naturally stretch to include Pakistani, but how on earth are the Arab nationalities considered to be part of Asia? They are Middle Eastern, which is a different region to Asia. I nominate that we neaten up this list so that it reflects the page's title, by removing non-Asian nationalities from this list. (talk) 02:56, 17 December 2011 (UTC)