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Mandarin and Chinese[edit]

A whole bunch of language redirects are being messed about with, see Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2016 April 1 for the discussions -- (talk)


I'm currently editing the article on Qin Shi Huang, but noticed some disparities in the dates. It seems to be a common problem in Chinese articles (often out by one year), which is probably a consequence of trying to convert Chinese dates into Gregorian ones. If someone knows more about this issue, or have more reliable sources, could you help fix the dates? It's annoying to see conflicting dates in the same article. I have removed some dates, but do feel free to put them back if you think them the right ones, and go over the whole article to check that the dates are correct. You can also contribute in its Talk page if you are interested. Hzh (talk) 21:16, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

I'm also wondering if it is possible for a more generalized approach to fixing the date, for example, direct conversion of Chinese dates to Western ones? Hzh (talk) 21:57, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

@Hzh: It may be good to have a reliably sourced-section about conversion of Chinese dates to modern Gregorian ones. I'm sure some Sinologist has written about it. Then one can use that as a guide to get accurate dates for historic figures. WhisperToMe (talk) 04:27, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
It would be an interesting, but likely time-consuming undertaking. Possibly the full dates could be added to List of rulers of China (that article however is largely unsourced at the moment), or perhaps a section of Chinese era name or a separate article. I think I once visited a website that did the conversion of Chinese regnal date to Western date, but I can't seem to find it now, so I'm now not sure if I misremember that. Hzh (talk) 12:18, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
@Hzh: I guess my idea about the date conversions is something along the lines of say Chinese name#Chinese names in English? It would probably take some time, but the result may be worth it. If I knew of some sources about that maybe I could do it. WhisperToMe (talk) 17:45, 1 August 2016 (UTC)
Go ahead and try it, although I'm wondering if it can be part of the WikiProject so that dates can be fixed over multiple pages. I've looked at the dates in many Chinese articles, and the dates are often out by one year checking various sources - it's the sources that are conflicting, and deciding which is the more accurate one is the issue. It's not just the dates of the regnal era, but how the dates within the eras should be calculated. Hzh (talk) 10:43, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Xǔ/Xú (surname)[edit]

Prisencolin recently split the article Xu (surname) (edit | talk | history | protect | delete | links | watch | logs | views) into Xǔ (surname) and . While I appreciate their being bold, I'm not sure if it was the best course of action. I would request some more opinions whether this split was desirable, or the pages should be merged back (and what are the best titles). The RM debate which sparked this notification is located at Talk:Xǔ (surname)#Requested move 23 July 2016. No such user (talk) 13:03, 1 August 2016 (UTC)

Hoklo American fringe theory[edit]

There is a post in the fringe theories noticeboard concerning whether American people of Hoklo descent is a valid construction. Additional comments are requested.--Prisencolin (talk) 01:23, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

French Indochina[edit]


I am trying to find the Chinese translation for the official name of French Indochina. The page currently gives 法屬印度支那 but that's just for French Indochina which was the unofficial name. It actually had two official designations, Indochinese union (1887-1941) and Indochinese federation (1941-1954). Can anybody help me find the khmer translations for these two ? Thank you. Jean-Jacques Georges (talk) 07:54, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

The Chinese chant/cheer[edit]

Do we have an article on the cheering 加油 chant ? (加油 中国; 加油 Chi-Na; etc) I notice there's a USA Chant and Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi that are covered on Wikipedia -- (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:12, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

I agree that it is notable, but I think the problem might be sourcing. The origins of Jia You as a sports cheer are apparently shrouded in mystery.--Danaman5 (talk) 03:14, 26 August 2016 (UTC)
We wouldn't need the origins, since WP:NOTFINISHED; we can just cover current usage, the meaning, and how the chant is sung. -- (talk) 04:24, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Questions about article neutrality at Talk:Nanking Massacre[edit]

Hi all, if this is of interest to anyone, an editor has opened a discussion at Talk:Nanking Massacre that could use some feedback from people interested in the subject. Thanks. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 20:57, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

On the many Subdistricts of Shenzhen[edit]

So there have recently been a few move proposals for Shenzhen subdistrict articles removing "subdistrict" from the title (1 2). I would support these moves, but consistency's sake would necessitate doing the same for all of the subdistricts. Thing is, a lot of them that don't already redirect to List of administrative divisions of Shenzhen don't really have any content, and would probably be fine just redirecting to that article. (Specifically these ones 1 2 3 3 4 5 6 7) Just as a second opinion, object to me taking the initiative to redirect those 7 to that article? Thx - Tpdwkouaa (talk) 05:41, 29 August 2016 (UTC)