Talk:Three Ages of Buddhism

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Chinese writing[edit]

Well excuse me folks, I have a little trouble discerning exactly what this article is all about. My problem is that I do not read Chinese. I was under the distinct impression that this English encyclopedia was to be written mainly in English and those who want the Chinese version can click the appropriate link on the left. The Chinese is of no use at all to me and most people. By the time I learned the language sufficiently to read the sources my interest in those sources would have been long gone. But, I'm not picking on anyone such as the Chinese. I've seen the same problem with Hungarian, Hebrew and some of the Indic languages. An effective technique for names is to put the English transliteration in parentheses after the name. The sources here, however, are not just names. No matter how important you consider them to be, they are of no use to most of us. I grant you Chinese is being taught now in many schools. As far as the English-speaking population is concerned it is still a rare and exotic language and we still refer to the writing as a paradigm of something totally incomprehensible. Please replace the all-Chinese sources with ones the rest of us can read. Thank you.Dave (talk) 11:22, 9 February 2011 (UTC)


Following a merger-propsal from november 2011, I've copied Mappō to this page. Joshua Jonathan (talk) 06:33, 17 October 2012 (UTC)