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Iron Pagoda image delete[edit]

So call "better suited" image was finally removed  !! --Gisling (talk) 16:00, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

why you deleted them????[edit]

about the zhang ziyi controvesy,why did you deleted? if you think it was pooly written, then youcan improve it. these controveries were true, why you deleted them?????Mmmvidyahoo (talk) 05:22, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Clearstream reference?[edit]

Just picked up your 2007 suggestion on the discussion page for Le Monde regarding the Clearstream Affair:

Not questioning your call. In my opinion, the original Clearstream affair remains THE financial scandal - one vastly underreported by English language press. I'd be happy to write such a reference. But can you clarify a few things for me:

1. Are you referring to the original 2001 expose or the secondary 2004 so-called fake lists scandal? 2. where on the Le Monde page you think such reference should be made? In the controversies section, or the famous investigations? 3. If the former, is there notable public debate on Le Monde treatment of the affair? Or if the latter, is Le Monde actually the media organisation that has led investigations, as opposed to, say, Bachich or Rue 89 ?

All good and look forward to further discussion.

Avaiki (talk) 01:20, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

see also | undo deletions by media relations head from Clearstream[edit]

. . .

I have also proposed to undo deletions made by the media relations head from Clearstream, see

Avaiki (talk) 01:46, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

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China province navboxes[edit]

Thanks for the edits. I'm sorry to put you through all that work. I asked for input here and here, but got little guidance.

I am now working on this, and could use your input. Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 08:42, 7 August 2011 (UTC)


Would you be so kind as to correct the "collapse" entry in that table? Many thanks if you can. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 09:09, 7 August 2011 (UTC)


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Please see AotSD talk page[edit]

Hi there Balthazarduju, I reverted your change to Architecture of the Song Dynasty, and started a discussion thread on the talk page. Please air your opinion there before reverting back to your version, as we're both getting into edit warring territory, and that's best avoided.

I won't have internet access for another week or so, as I'm 'out of town' but there's really no rush. Sven Manguard Wha? 14:56, 30 September 2011 (UTC)

Stop stalking[edit]

Stop stalking my edits. Do you have anything better to do than to hurl insults at the content I add?Son of the River (talk) 20:09, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Highly inappropriate comment, please review Wikipedia:Etiquette.--Balthazarduju (talk) 23:59, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

Traditional Chinese Law and Zhou dynasty[edit]

As you have edited both Traditional Chinese law and Zhou dynasty, I request you review the fact that extremely irrelevant weight is being placed on the practice of castration, when #1 chinese law contained hundreds of laws for every offense imaginable, #2 none of the other empires (byzantine, roman, ottoman) which practiced castration have a special section on it in their articles.I have discussed this on the talk pages of the articles but User:Spanglej keeps reverting me.Bunser (talk) 21:12, 8 November 2011 (UTC)

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The Great Wall of China

The Ming Dynasty was the ruling dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644. The Ming was the last dynasty in China ruled by ethnic Han Chinese. Ming rule saw the construction of a vast navy and a standing army of one million troops. There were enormous construction projects, including the restoration of the Grand Canal and the Great Wall (pictured) and the establishment of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Emperor Hongwu's rebuilding of China's agricultural base and strengthening of communication routes through the militarized courier system had the unintended effect of creating a vast agricultural surplus that could be sold at burgeoning markets located along courier routes. By the 16th century, China became involved in a new global trade of goods, plants, animals, and food crops known as the Columbian Exchange. Trade with European powers and the Japanese brought in massive amounts of silver, which then replaced copper and paper banknotes as the common medium of exchange in China. During the last decades of the Ming the flow of silver into China was greatly diminished, thereby undermining the entire Ming economy. The ensuing breakdown of authority and people's livelihoods allowed rebel leaders such as Li Zicheng to challenge Ming authority. (more...)

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"Site Protected at the National Level"[edit]

Hi. Does the short name "Site Protected at the National Level" sound comical? See here, thx. --Tomchen1989 (talk) 09:50, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

Yulin, modifications, renovations, restorations etc - hi, just to quickly explain, as per the text "A number of caves were reworked and repainted in later periods, since the site remained in use throughout the Tang, Five Dynasties, Song, Western Xia, and Yuan Dynasties. It fell into disuse during the Ming Dynasty. There were early efforts to restore the caves at the time of the Qing Dynasty and several new caves also date to this period", some of the more recent activities may count as "restoration", but that generally ought to avoid wholesale repainting; if you trace the cave histories at Mogao, initially come a new donor a new cave was excavated and decorated; a little later, as space in the centre of the cliff began to run out there were two choices, to extend at the margins or modify an existing cave (the latter presumably cheaper and easier); one of the interesting things about many of the "Dunhuang" caves is that they are multi-phase sites; sometimes it's just a question of adding some new donor portraits and sometimes it's a much more comprehensive reworking, Maculosae tegmine lyncis (talk) 06:06, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Night in paintings (Eastern art)[edit]

Hi there, Thanks for taking a peak at the article and chipping in! I'm just wondering, why did you remove the museum locations for the paintings. It's incredibly helpful to use to find information about the work on the web or in books. Sometimes, it's the only thing that helps me find a particular work. It's also standard practice to have museum or collection names for works of art. Thanks!--CaroleHenson (talk) 17:40, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Chinese fine art - better calligraphy examples[edit]

Thanks for the more appropriate calligraphy examples added to Chinese fine art.--CaroleHenson (talk) 15:10, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

DAB page edits[edit]

Your attempts at dealing with this problematic IP are mostly helpful, but I will have to disagree with you deeming mainland China/Taiwan, "inconsistent". Such a pairing is certainly much more consistent that PRC/Taiwan, or worse, China/Republic of China, and avoids the unnecessary usage of official names while keeping neutrality. Since most of the DAB entries are locations and not institutions of government, using "Taiwan" over the "ROC" is preferable. GotR Talk 17:27, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Actually I initially used the common known name China/Taiwan, and I prefer using it too, but from GotR's strongly anti-Taiwan independence POV, (s)he thinks that it implies that Taiwan is not part of (greater) China. See the edit summary of this edit.However, GotR insists on using "Mainland China", an term only common in China and Taiwan, which implies that Taiwan is part of China. I have a pro- Taiwan independence point of view and I oppose this usage. I also oppose using ROC because readers not familiar with Taiwan strait issues will find ROC confusing. That's why I used PRC/Taiwan, as implying that Taiwan is not part of the PRC causes no problem. (talk) 02:23, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Date Stamp Not Allowed in Photos?[edit]

Date and time stamps are a part of digital photos, and landscapes do change in time. Is there a rule that prohibits date and time stamps? --Roland 02:31, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Empress Dowager Cixi[edit]

Thanks for your edit. I added Cixi out of concern for the male-heavy selection of notable Han Chinese. Out of curiosity, what was the reason for removing her? Is she not Han Chinese, not notable, or doesn't qualify as a statesman? I am content with your edit though. Thanks. →⚙量zhu (talk·contribs) 17:47, 7 August 2013 (UTC)

So you think Qinghuaci, chinese painting and chinese garden is not one of the chinese culture??[edit]

I have seen the Culture of Japan, there are a lot of paintings, architectures in it. Why can the others add beautiful photos japanse painting in japanese culture, and I can't add them (include chinese painting, Qinghuaci, chinese garden and other) in chinese culture? I am Chinese, and I was so worry about some UGLY and GROTESQUE photos in chinese culture, they are not real chinese culture! Those photos will destroy the beauty image of chinese culture!!

It is a kind of Low Culture in china, only the olds in village will watch it!
Kung Fu is only a very small part of the whole chinese sports, why the westerner always think of it as a symbol of China? We are not Martial Monkey!!
A beautiful Qinghuaci!
A beautiful chinese painting!!
A beautiful chinese garden!!!

Chinese culture has so many beautiful photos, why do you think the VULGAR photos can on behalf of china!? Why do you vilify chinese culture!??

-- (talk) 04:10, 13 August 2013 (UTC)

Uhh... excuse me if I may ask, but why are you decorating his user talk page? -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs email 03:51, 15 August 2013 (UTC)

To the above anonymous user. As wiki editors, we should not just paste a bunch of photos in an article. This isn't a personal blog where you can gather your favorite pictures, but an encyclopedia article.--Balthazarduju (talk) 01:01, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Re: Infobox error[edit]

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Talks about the leading picture of Hanfu article[edit]

I think we are already stucked in a edit warring. Maybe haveing some dicussions in the talk page is a good idea. --Someone's Moving Castle 14:23, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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Ok, are you one of those weird editors who latches on, stalks, and reverts for the sake of reverting something? Because you're seriously getting on my nerves now with your incessant nitpicking of every edit I make to those articles. I normally welcome corrections and gnoming, but that's not exactly what you're doing, is it?

I get the distinct impression you're being contrary just for the heck of it, because you sure as hell aren't improving anything with your edits. All you're doing is cutting off various parts of the text completely arbitrarily, removing wikilinks, and changing the wording for no reason whatsoever other than your personal value judgements. I bet you haven't even read the actual study.

In case you're thinking I have vested interests in this or something, the Liangzhu addition was not mine, I merely expanded an IP's earlier addition. I'm also not exactly a new editor either, so enough with the condescension. I have neither the interest nor the time for a pissing contest, if arguing over every single comma is what gets you off. -- OBSIDIANSOUL 12:01, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Oh god. Seriously. Stop treating me like a week-old editor, LOL. Don't hide behind WP:NPA. I'm addressing your actions, not YOU. I don't know you at all. And I'm still waiting for an explanation. Because what you're doing is itself borderline WP:WIKIHOUNDING.-- OBSIDIANSOUL 12:50, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
P.S. I know it was alphabetical, because I was the one who alphabetized it a long time ago. I'm just not willing to start flamewars over it.-- OBSIDIANSOUL 12:57, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

Great Wall of China[edit]

Hi, you reverted the correction of the image description on the History of the Great Wall of China article. In fact, as you can see when looking at the picture, the tower was made of adobe, bricks made of clay, rather than of rammed earth. This tower is well known since it's very close to a road and because of its unique form. Also, it is not Han, but Qing. The Han wall is actually 30km north of this tower. Please undo your revertion, thank you. -- (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:41, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

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Yangshao as Sino-Tibetan[edit]

'According to a study by Laurent Sagart, Yangshao group evolve into Sino-Tibetan.'[1]

Do you think I should put the above quote in Yangshao page under new section?

I don't think that information adds much to the article at all. An entire new section is even more unnecessary, considering how scarce the content in the section is going to be. If its within the right context, maybe briefly note it in a sentence.--Balthazarduju (talk) 06:49, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

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Genetic studies[edit]

I don't think we need to remove the recent genetic studies from the wiki article. I'm not sure what you mean when you said misinterpret. It look accurate to me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by ShanghaiWu (talkcontribs) 02:54, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Reply to reply to I changed the photo for a reason[edit]

Well you do realize that there were no portraits of zhang heng when he was alive, a depiction of him was made up by a person in the people's republic of china. I do know that the earthquake detector is a replica, I used it because it showed the wonderful invention of zhang heng, so who care's if it is a replica, it is modeled after the original earthquake detector. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reddragonawakens (talkcontribs) 09:06, 5 August 2014 (UTC)

It doesn't mean if infoboxes of other ethnic groups' wiki pages that don't have an object to represent someone means the han chinese infobox must not have an object representing a person. You make no sense in your argument you stupid asshole. Reddragonawakens (talk) 09:20, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Stop your nonsense.[edit]

It is clear that you lack the intelligence to know and identify famous historical han chinese people, so you edited the han chinese page and changed the infobox, changing a famous scientist like Zhang Heng to an actress that nobody in the world cares. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reddragonawakens (talkcontribs) 06:26, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

National Famous Historical and Cultural Cities[edit]

Thank you for your notice. I agree with you that it may be not authentic real English, but it is the official translation, see [1][2]--Huang Jinghai (talk) 01:28, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

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Shang dynasty[edit]

I posted this to Kanguole as well but you are also involved in the page, so I'm copying you: In the latest edits from Easy 772, he completely misrepresents scholarly material. You can read it yourself here: this is his cites (to the exact page, although no where else says it either that I can find): Bioarchaeology of Southeast Asia, 83. This is extremely troubling to me in terms of his work as an editor. Ogress smash! 09:11, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

It's ogressbonecrusher Ogress smash! 12:19, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
@Ogress: It's ogressbonecrusher?--Balthazarduju (talk) 18:18, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes. The address you wrote is correct, but the spaaaaam, I deleted the at and gmail part Ogress smash! 20:39, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
@Ogress: Sorry about that, my bad! I just sent you an email.--Balthazarduju (talk) 21:33, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

Have done, thanks[edit]

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For bringing it to my attention but I don't have any special insight into the topic. I'd be careful about asking people to look at AfDs because it can be looked at as canvassing.--Savonneux (talk) 01:59, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

No real way to make a discussion move. If there aren't enough responses it will get relisted. Usually participation in AfD isn't very active unless the article is very controversial.--Savonneux (talk) 02:08, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

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  1. ^ ""The expansion of Setaria farmers in East Asia".