Talk:Qin Shi Huang

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So what was his birth year?[edit]

The article contradicts itself. On the top of the page and in the infobox, it says 260 BC. But in the Birth section, it says 259 BC, and the article is in the category "259 BC births". Aquila89 (talk) 15:53, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Featured article?[edit]

Hi, I'd like to work on this article and make it a Featured Article. It means that I'll have to make many changes around. Is that ok? Is someone against? --Lecen (talk) 13:10, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Sounds like a great idea. I'll do the review for you once you've finished and if you have any questions about Chinese language issues feel free to ask. Good luck!  Philg88 talk 13:55, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Philg88. I really appreciate your help! --Lecen (talk) 14:32, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

I'd like to warn that I'll follow a similar structure as the one found in Pedro II of Brazil. However, this article on Qin Shi Huang will certainly not be as long. --Lecen (talk) 16:49, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome. As long as we don't lose any of the current content I don't think the structure will be an issue. Cheers,  Philg88 talk 19:01, 15 October 2014 (UTC)
What do you mean by not "lose any of the current content"? Do you mean that sections like "Cultural references" should be kept? --Lecen (talk) 22:49, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Hmm ... perhaps I should have said "appropriate" content. My view on the "Culture references" section is that it's largely trivia, which doesn't belong in the encyclopedia.  Philg88 talk 05:23, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Ok, I got it. It may take awhile to get it done. I have less and less free time. --Lecen (talk) 13:06, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
 Philg88 , do you know if the Kingdom of Qin continued to exist after the unification of China? Or it ceased to exist as a kingdom? Historians are not clear about this. Did Qin Shi Huang keep his title of king, or it vanished as he became emperor? --Lecen (talk) 16:04, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@Lecen: The kingdom of Qin, along with the other remaining Warring States, was subsumed into the new "empire" of which Qin Shi Huang became emperor, thereby nullifying the title of king.  Philg88 talk 17:21, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

Reference in Video Games[edit]

In World of Warcraft, judging from what he did, the reference is Emperor Lei Shen. (He united the empire, unified the language, defined the laws, established a single currency and standardized weight and measurements. He outlawed books and killed scholars to ensure the stability of his reign. He also commissioned the Great Wall of China to protect his empire against intrusions.) It is definitely not Qin-Xi. No Chinese people would call Qin Shi Huang "Qin-Shi".
It should be changed like this: "World of Warcraft's heavily Chinese culture inspired expansion Mists of Pandaria. In the game there is a character called Emperor Lei Shen. He united the empire, unified the language, defined the laws, established a single currency and standardized weight and measurements. He also commissioned the Serpent's Spine (the in-game reference of the Great Wall of China) to protect his empire against intrusions."202.141.176.10 (talk) 02:17, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 25 June 2015[edit]

World of Warcraft's heavily Chinese culture inspired expansion Mists of Pandaria, the raid boss "Qin-Xi- Emperor's Closed Fist" in the Mogu-Shan Vaults, is a clear reference to Qin-Shi.


This is a notable mistake. Chinese people never call Qin Shi Huang "Qin-Shi". See Chinese name.

This is a reference to another character in World of Warcraft. And it should be like this:


In World of Warcraft's heavily Chinese culture inspired expansion Mists of Pandaria, one of the main antagonist, Emperor Lei Shen, is a clear reference to Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Lei Shen united the empire, unified the language, established a single currency and standardized weight and measures. He also commissioned a great wall to protect his empire against intrusions.

Deepseer wiki (talk) 04:25, 25 June 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made.  B E C K Y S A Y L E 19:25, 8 July 2015 (UTC)