User talk:Zanhe

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DYK for Zhou Lansun[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:24, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Jiang Jianzeng[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:38, 1 October 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Xiaoxing Xi[edit]

 — Chris Woodrich (talk) 18:55, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Red Revenue[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:01, 9 October 2015 (UTC)

200 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal[edit]

Dyk200CE.svg The 200 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Hi Zanhe, its quite a time since I gave you a DYK award for 25 articles and now you have made 200. Well done. In the meantime you have helped save Wikipedia from being seen as biased towards American culture, British buildings, and celebrity sports stars et al. You have tried to redress the balance and your contributions remind us that most people do not live in America or Western Europe and there are other parts of the globe. I hope you continue to enjoy writing and I'd like to thank you on behalf of the community, the DYK project and me. Victuallers (talk) 12:06, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Victuallers for your constant encouragement, especially after the discouraging Signpost op-ed. -Zanhe (talk) 19:47, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
I stood back from that one although I noticed that the title (hook?) was incorrect. I know of no one who "proudly" displays incorrect information. We are doing good stuff in an imperfect way but with a very good error correction method. I think we need to celebrate our editors rather than lauding the perfection of inactivity. The main page is not the product. Thanks again Victuallers (talk) 07:05, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Template:First PLA lieutenant generals[edit]

Since you are significantly involved in the creation of articles relating to PLA/CPC officials, you might be interested in Wikipedia:Templates_for_discussion/Log/2015_October_15#Template:First_PLA_lieutenant_generals. --benlisquareTCE 03:24, 17 October 2015 (UTC)

@Benlisquare: I've voted keep. I see that you've commented out all the red links, but don't think that's necessary. There's nothing wrong with red links that are plausible articles. -Zanhe (talk) 22:19, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

8, not 9 viceroys in Late Qing?[edit]

Z Why the English wiki have 8, such as, etc.? Thanks. Skigg (talk) 02:22, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

@Skigg: Sorry, don't quite understand your question. Could you please elaborate? -Zanhe (talk) 07:49, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

Sorry Z ... Late Qing had 9 viceroys, not 8. I re-read the English wiki posts Viceroy of Liangjiang, both states 8: is it because they used "China proper' which exclude northeast three provinces (Manchuria)? Thank you for a quick reply. Skigg (talk) 15:02, 19 October 2015 (UTC)

@Skigg: The Viceroy of the Three Northeast Provinces was not established until 1907, so late Qing had eight viceroys except for its last four years. It should be better explained in the viceroy articles, all of which are poorly written. -Zanhe (talk) 22:15, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

anti missionary riots in China[edit]

Z, would you pls kindly take a look at this Anti-missionary riots in China? I'll add more as time permits. Thank you. Skigg (talk) 15:41, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

@Skigg: I've copyedited the article a bit, as well as the other riot articles you created. Cheers, -Zanhe (talk) 20:07, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Oh Lord, Z, thank you so much! Really liked your opening sentence of Jesuit. And all the extras. As a newbie, there's a tiny voice on the back of my mind .. that it might be deleted as I'm writing it. So ... Anyway, I'll try to do better. Again thank you. Skigg (talk) 21:48, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Asian Month is COMING![edit]


Hi Zanhe ,

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Enjoy the Wikipedia Asian Month :) --AddisWang (talk)

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DYK for Sun Zhigang[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 00:02, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Chikan, Kaiping[edit]

Zanhe, I was wondering whether you could take on this review, or at least look into the sourcing issue raised here. The request—now over three weeks old—is for someone familiar with Chinese articles, and I immediately thought of you. Thanks for anything you can do here. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:34, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for thinking of me, BlueMoonset. I already looked at the article a month ago and copyedited it a bit, but decided it could not be fixed without significant effort. And the creator has made problematic nominations before, two of which I rejected, see Shekou and Hatton Road. So I'm inclined to agree with Yerevantsi's original review. -Zanhe (talk) 20:12, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
I greatly appreciate that you were willing to go back to it to finish the review. Thank you! The nomination should be formally rejected in the next few days. BlueMoonset (talk) 22:25, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Ding Yiping[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:01, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Very Strange Article[edit]

Hello, you seem like a person that has some insight into Chinese history. I have seen this article Cho La incident and I find it very biased and it seems unauthentic. The sources are largely Indian, and I could not find any neutral sources for this article. The casualty count and results also seems very odd. Do you have any insight into this matter? I suspect it may be a propaganda article made by nationalistic Indians who felt disappointed after their loss in the Sino-Indian War Greentea555 (talk) 08:36, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

@Greentea555: Yeah, Wikipedia is full of POV pushers adding claims with partisan sources or no source at all. I'm too busy writing missing articles to rewrite existing ones. If you're interested in improving articles related to the Sino-Indian War, I recommend using The Lessons of History: The Chinese People's Liberation Army at 75. Chapter 9, written by the renowned US military scholar Larry Wortzel, covers the war in great detail. Best of all, the entire book is public domain because it's a US government publication, so the content can be directly used in Wikipedia without copyvio concerns. -Zanhe (talk) 04:57, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

reference from chola incident is real incident with outside Indian reference too. may be some chinese 50 cents army disappointed about their only loss. also how the numbers seems "odd" ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cooltunir (talkcontribs) 14:46, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

@Cooltunir: Judging by your contribution such as this, which you copy-and-pasted from someone's blog without attribution, you're exactly the kind of editor which I was referring to above. The numbers are odd because they're not supported by any reliable source, and contradict respected scholars such as Taylor Fravel. -Zanhe (talk) 22:09, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

so no reliable evidence of "odd" number ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cooltunir (talkcontribs) 13:28, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Request for importance and quality ratings[edit]

Hello, Zanhe. Three articles I have created recently, Zhang Qinqiu, Lu Zhiying and Yang Yongtai, have not received ratings on their quality or importance from WikiProject China. Numerous other articles I have created have yet to receive ratings from the group. I do not want to rate them myself because that would be biased. Also, the article Cheng Weigao (created by me and edited into its current version by user Colipon) is no longer a stub, so I request an upgrade to its rating by the group. Zee money (talk) 02:54, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

@Zee money: Thanks for creating these articles, they're a great improvement from the unsourced stubs you used to create! I've assessed them, but I don't think it's a problem if you assessed them yourself, as there's nobody systematically assessing China-related articles. If people disagree with your assessments, they can always reassess them. If I have the time in the next few days, I'll try to nominate some of your articles for DYK. Cheers! -Zanhe (talk) 23:29, 21 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Zhang Dingfa[edit]

Graeme Bartlett (talk) 12:02, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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