Template:Did you know nominations/Liu Zihou

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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by NorthBySouthBaranof (talk) 03:32, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Liu Zihou[edit]

  • ... that after Governor Liu Zihou was captured by the Red Guards and rescued by the army in 1967, rival army factions armed his supporters and opponents, who fought and killed each other for years?

Created by Zanhe (talk). Self nominated at 09:06, 18 May 2013 (UTC).

  • Symbol possible vote.svg I can see some close paraphrasing problems: "alarmed at the chaos ... in the province surrounding [the] Capital"; "the killing continued intermittently ... until 1976" etc. Also, the information in the second last paragraph of the "Cultural Revolution" is not in the supplied source. Haven't checked the rest of the article yet but these issues do not inspire confidence. Gatoclass (talk) 12:35, 26 May 2013 (UTC)
  • I've rephrased the sentences. The end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976 is such common knowledge that I didn't feel a separate reference was necessary, but I've added one anyway. -Zanhe (talk) 14:22, 26 May 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, the above was supposed to read "Cultural Revolution" section. It's the paragraph about the plane crash and the prison incarceration. I couldn't find mention of either in the supplied cite. Gatoclass (talk) 16:13, 26 May 2013 (UTC)
Good catch. It was a typo (should be p 172 instead of 122). Lin's death is also referred to on that page, though not the plane crash. I've added a more detailed reference for the circumstances of Lin's death. -Zanhe (talk) 08:52, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
Symbol voting keep.svg This is my first review in the DYK process. I don't have the main source at hand, so I can't be sure of copyright and paraphrasing issues, but the article is new enough, long enough, neutral, cited to good sources, and interesting. The hook is surprising and interesting. There is no BLP issue because the person is dead. I read Chinese and studied modern Chinese history as a university elective course, and I learned a lot from this article. I'll go to the article now and do a few minor copy-edits. I'd like to see more articles like this, as long as they are well sourced. -- WeijiBaikeBianji (talk, how I edit) 17:08, 4 June 2013 (UTC)