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Image quality and number
The technical quality of most of the images is very poor; the primary subject is generally underexposed, and in the case of the primary image, the image is essentially unsalvageable. The bridge picture is salvageable, but is not properly licensed.
Also, my understanding is that Wikipedia is not a photo gallery. I don't believe the photo collection at the bottom is justified. --David Woolley 16:02, 5 November 2005 (UTC)
- Well, I think Wiki should try to collect the best content on a particular subject. I think the gallery is great, and wish other articles did this.
- Anyway, I came here because the two first images in the gallery have unclear licensing terms and will likely be deleted. I was looking for suitable replacements on Flickr, and found one so far (Image:Summer Palace Kunming Lake.jpg). And this one could replace the poor-quality one at the top of the article. Take a look, there are some great ones there (note the variations on keywords!):
- Hope this comes in handy! :) Foofy 07:27, 20 November 2005 (UTC)
First image replacement
Lou Ye's film
The film "Summer Place," released in 2006, merits it's own Wikipedia entry and possibly a disambiguation footnote on this page. I am unclear as how best to do that.
Here is stub text that could be the basis for a wikipedia page on the film. Anyone care to take that on?
In 2006 Chinese film maker, Lou Ye, screened a pseudo-documentary film entitled SUMMER PALACE at the Cannes film festival, subsequently banned in China for its depiction of a twenty-year period prior to and subsequent to the tumultuous events in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and possibly censored for its extensive and explicit depiction of sexual intercourse. In larger context the film portrays a politically aware and aroused younger generation coping with a newly liberalized culture and society. The turmoil of that society is well depicted by its disaffected youth, socially confused and rebellious, as they attempt to define for themselves and resolve the existential crisis of youth in modern China. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Frankatca (talk • contribs) 14:25, 24 May 2009 (UTC)
"It served as a summer resort for Empress Dowager Cixi, who diverted 30 million taels of silver, said to be originally designated for the Chinese navy (Beiyang Fleet), into the reconstruction and enlargement of the Summer Palace." - Can anybody provide a source? That money was diverted is known, but it still needs a source, especially if 30 million taels were diverted (I can't find a reliable source claiming this amount). 18.104.22.168 (talk) 15:42, 26 February 2011 (UTC)