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Korean names request

I know there are plenty of articles with incomplete {{Infobox Korean name}} templates, but if anyone could add Hanja, RR and/or MR names to the following articles, I would be terribly gratefull:

Thanks in advance! PC78 (talk) 08:17, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Flag of South Korea

Flag of South Korea

I removed some POV edit without clear evidence. [1]

In 1882, Korean ambassador Bak Yeong-hyo to Japan requested the Chinese government allow him to use flag of the Qing Empire as the flag of Korea, but was refused by Qing government.(??)

This edit and sources are very questionable(hoax?). Watch out this page.

이거 중국 인터넷에 널리 퍼진 날조고요. 그 소스 링크도 믿을 만한 것이 못됨. 원래는 마건충이 조선에게 청나라와 비슷한 국기를 사용하라고 했는데 고종황제가 이를 거부한 사실을 중국인 유저가 마음대로 상상을 넣어 날조했음.Newssports (talk) 09:47, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Deletion review of Myungbaksanseong

Well, the relevant discussion has been held at Wikipedia:Deletion_review/Log/2008_July_1#Myungbaksanseong. Thanks--Caspian blue (talk) 18:12, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Changes to the WP:1.0 assessment scheme

As you may have heard, we at the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial Team recently made some changes to the assessment scale, including the addition of a new level. The new description is available at WP:ASSESS.

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I've already taken the liberty of adding C-Class to our project banner and assessment scale. I don't see any good reason not to use it, especially since it has been approved by the 1.0 Editorial Team. Other opinions are of course welcome. PC78 (talk) 21:53, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Public Enemy Returns

I've added a page for the recent film Public Enemy Returns, but do not speak Korean. If anyone could help double check the Korean title I entered, or any other specifics, I'd appreciate it! Thanks --Gwythoff (talk) 18:36, 5 July 2008 (UTC)

Request for photos

Dear Korean article writers and editors, have any of you by chance been to Baengnyeong Island? If so, please consider adding some photos to that article. It would be especially nice to have a photo of Changsan Cape, the nearby point of land in Ryongyon, North Korea, which is easily visible from Baengnyeong-do. Perhaps someone has already taken such a picture, or will take a trip to Baengnyeong-do in the near future. If so, any pictures would be appreciated! --Amble (talk) 04:46, 10 July 2008 (UTC)

You could request that one of these photographers change their license to a free license: [2]. Badagnani (talk) 05:30, 10 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion; there's one image there that could be useful. There were some other possibilities pointed out at my talk page, so perhaps I'll try requesting one of those. Still, if anyone happens to go in the future, remember to take some photos! --Amble (talk) 03:46, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

RFC at Talk:Korean war crimes

A newbie Ex-oneatf (talk · contribs) created Korean war crimes without sourcing and suggests to create [Wikiproject Sino-Japanese-Korean relations] at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Council/Proposals#Wikiproject Sino-Japanese-Korean relations. Before commenting the article, please look into the history of the article like this.

Any input would be appreciated, Thanks.--Caspian blue (talk) 12:16, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikiproject workgroup on Sino-Japanese-Korean relations

Wikiproject Sino-Japanese-Korean relations

I have proposed a Wikiproject workgroup on Sino-Japanese-Korean relations.

In my opinion, Wikipedia topics on Sino-Japanese-Korean topics all too often, and unfortunately, reflect the tense, exaggerated, embittered and often politically nationalistic debates currently prevalent in the popular presses of these three great nations.

In many case, these polemics are immature, propagandistic and unencyclopedic in nature and causes being promoted by unethical editing habits. Japanese-Korean topics appear to be amongst the more problematic topics on the Wikipedia.

At the same time, within each nation and academic circles there are moves to create pan-national understanding and document an accurate account of history. It is therefore proposed to establish a Sino-Japanese-Korean workgroup interested in establishing good working relations to improve the academic nature of these articles and encourage normal editing.

For the sakes of honesty and transparency, this pan-national workgroup was sincerely proposed precisely in response to the mode of operation used by many editors

Such wasteful activities as persistent allegations, personal attacks and other distractions from the primary activity of content production and reference checking only discouraging newcomers, less aggressive and, especially, genuine academics from participating on the Wikipedia. They undermine the goodwill of the Wikipedia.

It is hoped that by bring together authors from across the spectrum who are interested in rising above differences standards, understanding and sensitivity can be improved; just as they are in academia at present.

Your contribution is welcome. My apologies if it is not according to the protocols to make such announcements on other WikiProjects. --Ex-oneatf (talk) 05:37, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

How is this any different from the status quo? Would forming such a work group actually have any effect on how people behave? Which reminds me - please try to explain your edits at Korean war crimes. In fact, you cannot - the comments at the deletion poll all criticized you for writing the article in racist and nationalistic tone. I know there is this xenophobic nationalism in Japan that is deeply rooted in anti-Korean sentiments. (Ferromagneticmonopole (talk) 02:41, 17 July 2008 (UTC))
Well, you can also express your concern over the project propsal page since there needs more opinion on his intention for proposing it.--Caspian blue (talk) 02:45, 17 July 2008 (UTC)

Talk:Chinilpa#Requested move

A request to rename Chinilpa has been made at WP:RM. Comments are welcome. PC78 (talk) 14:50, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Korean dancers

I meandered by Category:Korean dancers today, and found that nearly all the articles there are for K-pop artists. I figured the category was for actual dancers, like ballet dancers, classical dancers, even breakdancers if what they are known for is opposed to people who happen to dance while doing other things like singing, like TVXQ. I love watching cute boybands dance and all, but do they really qualify as "dancers" in the sense meant by the category? --hamu♥hamu (TALK) 14:08, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't think so, though I guess dancers" can be defined fairly broadly. I too would expect the category to be used for "actual" dancers. Feel free to remove any articles you don't feel are appropriate. :) PC78 (talk) 15:23, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
That will empty out most of the category, but I'm sure there are relevant articles out there to help fill it again. I'm going to hold off to see what others have to say (just in case someone has an objection), but in the meantime could editors more knowledgeable about the subject be on the lookout for articles to add to the cat? --hamu♥hamu (TALK) 21:47, 21 July 2008 (UTC)


anybody help? i can't edit Dokdo article.

i found some Wrong edit in article. But i can't change article. Please can you help me this? how can i change this article?

Even 1951 Map (drawed by Japanese goverment 衆議院)

Dokdo was Officialy exclude in Territory of Japan.

many Japanese user participate in this article. but korean user is none. Please participate this. Masonfamily (talk) 07:02, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Why can't you edit the article? I'm pretty sure that if you write this argument at the talk page in such disorder, you may be blocked. And do not expect others would take over it. You need to organize your argument and try to fix your writing first.--12:59, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Liancourt Rocks is a protected article, and can only be edited by established editors. User:Masonfamily is a newly created account, and therefore he cannot edit it. If you have any concerns over the article, you're best making them over at Talk:Liancourt Rocks. Regards. PC78 (talk) 17:32, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Then, this newbie should read ArbCom rules in a green box at Talk:Liancourt Rock first. I noticed that this guy pasted the ame contents to several editors. Besides, Wikiepdia is managed by volunteer editors, so there is no obligation to take over his/her wish. The editor should clean up his own writing readable. "Somebody would do this or that for me" is not a good attitude for Wikipedians. --Caspian blue (talk) 17:48, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Dokdo volunteered campaign

Can someone please take a look at this newly created article? I can't tell if this is a real subject or not. "Dokdo volunteered campaign" gets no hits on google other than Wikipedia. The article has a link, but it's in Korean so I can't read it. I would think that the dispute over Dokdo is already well covered in Liancourt Rocks. PC78 (talk) 07:45, 24 July 2008 (UTC)

I see it's already deleted. It's a temporary fund-raising and advocacy campaign, and it doesn't seem necessary to have an article on it, or even to mention it in Liancourt Rocks. --Amble (talk) 17:49, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Korea/Dokdo and East Sea

I don't object to it as such, but is this really necessary? Should we not be consulting the rest of the project first, to see if there is any interest in such a work group? Do we need a whole work group for just a handfull of articles? Shouldn't a work group be more than just one user acting on his own? PC78 (talk) 07:53, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

I believe it is not necessary. Besides, this kind of controversial ones are pre-discussions with people essential. I request it for speedy deletion.--Caspian blue (talk) 09:48, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
You may want to list it a WP:MfD. PC78 (talk) 17:33, 25 July 2008 (UTC)
I did file for MfD. Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Wikipedia:WikiProject Korea/Dokdo and East Sea--Caspian blue (talk) 18:39, 25 July 2008 (UTC)


Elmor rus (talk · contribs) raises an issue that he think "we should" include the terrorist description on An Jung-geun as a terrorist. This has been a good example of long-time tendentiousness or edit warring among Japan-Korea related subjects. So any input from anyone interested in the subject would be appreciated. Thanks. --Caspian blue (talk) 14:13, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Lee Cheong-joon

If you're Korean, you would hear through various media that the writer past away today. He was a big tree in Korean literature, and influenced to Korean film, drama, and plays as well. Some of his works adapted into film are Seopyeonje (by Im Kwon-taek) and Iodo (Kim Ki-young). The article on him should have been made much earlier, but the stub needs more expansion, given the his contributions. Thanks. --Caspian blue (talk) 13:20, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Borrowed Scenery in traditional East Asian gardens

I was bold and moved the article "Shakkei and the picturesque", a title no one would ever search for or link to, to the far more common and straightforward "borrowed scenery". I have done a little to bring a more worldwide view (i.e. not just Japan) into the intro sentence, and added the East Asian languages template, to represent the different ways this term is pronounced in different languages.

A lot of work needs to be done to expand this out to cover the Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese (and other?) applications of this concept, not just the Japanese, and the Korean and Vietnamese words need to be added to the language template at the top.

I am no expert on this subject, especially not on the non-Japanese aspects/versions of it, and so I apologize for leaving it in this half-done state, and implore anyone with an interest and an expertise in traditional East Asian gardens to contribute whatever you can. Thank you. LordAmeth (talk) 17:20, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Infobox kdrama

(I hope you'll understand this message.)

{{Infobox kdrama}}를 그냥, {{Infobox Television}}으로 대체하면 안 되겠습니까? Infobox Television과 기능이 겹칠텐데...

이름과 로마자 표기를 굳이 표시하고 싶으면, {{Ko-hhrm}}을 이용하면 될 거고.--JSH-alive (talk)(cntrbtns)(mail me) 13:33, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

(Translation): Can we just replace {{Infobox kdrama}} with {{Infobox Television}} on relevant articles? Because the two templates are overlapped a lot in function. If someone think that Korean name and Romanizations of a title should be attached, using {{Ko-hhrm}} would be a solution.--Caspian blue (talk) 14:21, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
It would be helpful if someone could post this message in English... PC78 (talk) 14:08, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

Suspected hoax article

An article tagged with the WikiProject Korea and WikiProject Vietnam banners has been suspected of being a hoax (or part thereof) on the grounds that a large part of it seems to be blatant pseudo-history. See Talk:Lý Long Tường for the discussion. If you have any points to make, then be sure to make your voice heard (however small or trivial they may be)! Otherwise, there is a real risk of a one-sided debate. David873 (talk) 10:45, 5 August 2008 (UTC)

Korean settlement infobox

User:ASDFGH has created two new infoboxes, {{Infobox Korean Metropolitan cities‎}} and {{Infobox Korean Provinces‎}}, and has been adding them to articles. Personally I think they look good (though I've not looked at them too closely), but I know there has been a lot of recent discussion regarding {{Infobox Korean settlement}}, so I would like to make other project members aware of this development. PC78 (talk) 00:53, 7 August 2008 (UTC)

And now, there are two ways. One: {{Infobox Korean settlement}} be merged into {{Infobox Settlement}}. Two: {{Infobox Korean Cities}} - simmilar to metropolitan cities and provinces boxes - being created and {{Infobox Korean settlement}} get suspended. -- JSH-alive (talk)(cntrbtns)(mail me) 10:44, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
We certainly don't need more infoboxes. A single template for cities should suffice. PC78 (talk) 18:12, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
I couldn't agree more and that's why I put it up for deletion---here Roxi2 (talk) 03:27, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

im starting korea related forum

When I search Google for a forum about Korea I don't find any - well I find the USFK forum & the expats forum... but they're for only certain peoples.

I hope people here are interested, thank you. (Ferromagneticmonopole (talk) 02:19, 12 August 2008 (UTC))

List of newspapers in North Korea

List of newspapers in North Korea was prodded by someone. (talk) 07:40, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

TfD nomination of Template:Infobox kdrama

Template:Infobox kdrama has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for Deletion page. Thank you. JSH-alive (talk)(cntrbtns)(mail me) 07:45, 20 August 2008 (UTC)



Hello, everyone. How are you doing in the humid and scorching weather. If you want to cool off the heat as seeing cool images, there is a good place to please your eyes. At Patbingsu, several editors including Mindme (talk · contribs), me, and Badagnani have disputed over the inclusion of Mindme (talk · contribs)'s images to the article. The food is a very famous summer dessert comprised of red bean paste, shaved ice, fruits and others. Mindme's pictures have been included in the article[7][8], but better and diverse pictures come up. So if there is anyone want to see what patbingsu is and what images are presented on the talk page or meditating the dispute, please feel free to leave your input there. Thanks--Caspian blue (talk) 14:39, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Manga Kenkanryu tagged for POV issues since December 2007

Who wants to look at Manga Kenkanryu's POV issues? It has been tagged since December 2007. WhisperToMe (talk) 02:51, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Mongol invasions of Korea

Anyone interested in helping me expand and create new articles about this subject? Jegal (talk) 17:19, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Need information

Although we have an article on the Cultural Heritage Administration and its National Treasures of South Korea, Natural monuments of South Korea, and Important Intangible Cultural Properties, we don't seem to have an article on South Korea's Living Treasures program (although we have Living National Treasure (Japan)). Can the Korean and/or English website for the South Korean Living Treasures program (whatever it's called) be located so that such an article may be created? Badagnani (talk) 18:08, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

some japanese user pretending like a korean ID

hi, i fist participate wikipfoject korea. i find some korean wannabe ID Hye-Hyun deleted massive deleted comfort women article. i think this user is a japanese. i recover it.[9] watch out this user. Masonfamily (talk) 20:52, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, actually the project is not only for Koreans, however the user reminds me of Komdori (talk · contribs). First of all, the name itself tells that the user is not Korean. Koreans do not use the hyphen and capital letter altogether for their name in Romanization. Either Hye Hyun or Hye-hyun or Hyehyun is commonly used. I've also never heard of the name, 혜헌. If he is a Korean, the name is like monk's name. Very peculiar name. Besides, Koreans do not say "안녕" for the first meeting to a stranger.[10] That is regarded very rude and uneducated. Even Korean-Americans (2nd or 3rd generation) who can't speak Korean at all say "안녕하세요" in such case. Aside from this, the user is whitebashing or distorting info on the article. That is a big problem.--Caspian blue (talk) 21:22, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
I don't see any massive deletions by that user in the page's history... LordAmeth (talk) 14:29, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
I and several other editors think that we do see any massive deletion by that user in the page's history...--Caspian blue (talk) 15:15, 29 August 2008 (UTC)
Whether the user is Korean, or Japanese, or a Fascist Communist disguised as a Islamic Jew is beside the point and should not be used in the evaluation of his edits. Calling someone a 'wannabe' might be construed as a personal attack. But on the point of his actual edits, I agree that they are a problem. Konamaiki (talk) 21:33, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Linking to Conception dream

Hi, I've just started a stub, conception dream. However, I'm having a bit of trouble generating backlinks for the article. Any ideas, please? --Kjoonlee 07:45, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Ssaulabi, Sungbyong

Im told they Ssaulabi were soldiers from Baekje, and Sungbyeong were Korean warrior monks, can anyone confirm this with a reliable source or something similar? Jegal (talk) 02:50, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

I don't know about ssaulabi (I've never read about them from respectable sources, only hearsay), but seungbyeong is just a Korean word for "monk soldier." --Kjoonlee 03:25, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

You think Sungbyong deserves to have its own article created? seeing as how they were figureheads in the Khitan wars to the Imjin war? Jegal (talk) 22:36, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Korean numerals

Korean numerals has been proposed to be renamed, along with its Chinese and Japanese counterparts (talk) 07:17, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Where? Badagnani (talk) 07:28, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
The following articles do not cover any pure numeral system where the symbols and notations are clearly defined, instead they cover how numbers are used in the respective languages. I have proposed all of them be moved. Please discuss HERE.
Thank you. --Voidvector (talk) 07:45, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Featured Sound

There is now a Korea-related featured sound, Image:박향림 오빠는 풍각쟁이.ogg. If anyone knows of any other Korean related sound files, we would love to have them. Please nominate them at WP:FSC.

Forgive me if that sounds a little odd. I'm half asleep at the moment. =) Shoemaker's Holiday (talk) 20:23, 1 September 2008 (UTC)


Hi, I am so curious that I came to ask you what the upper comment means on this page. inner texts? what does it mean by? Pju0353 (talk) 13:36, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Actually, your question would fit to WP:HELP, but please read WP:CITE, in which you can get needed info. Regards.--Caspian blue (talk) 14:57, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Joseon Dynasty

Joseon Dynasty has been proposed to be renamed. (talk) 11:41, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

3rd opinon for Buk (drum)

Hello, everyone. I seek some help to settle a dispute with User:Badagnani at buk (drum), Korean drums. My claim is that the buk is the term encompassing all drums used for Korean traditional music, while he insists that buk are exclusively referring to specific buk types (only drums affixed with "buk") used for pansori and samul nori in English speaking world. Yet, he has not provided any citations to back up his claim although he attached some sources from 국립국악원 and Grove Music Dictionary which only briefly refer to what 'buk' means. Any inputs on this are appreciated. Thanks--Caspian blue (talk) 16:37, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Certainly both the NCKTPA and New Grove Dictionary sources state that the term buk, in Korean, means "drum," but that the term is most often applied to the shallow barrel drum used to accompany pansori and in pungmul and samulnori. That is accurate and the article reflected it, then User:Caspian blue took it upon him/herself to unilaterally add all other types of Korean drum. The name of the drum used in samulnori, as nearly all English-language sources bear out, is simply buk, and the other drum used in samulnori has its own name which is "janggo." However, User:Caspian blue added the janggo and dozens of other Korean drums to the buk article, whereas description of these other drums belongs in an article entitled Korean drums--to avoid confusion with the specific drum that is actually called buk. Even more troublingly, User:Caspian blue added a long bulleted lest of all traditional Korean drums, but chose to remove the buk from that list. This is caused by a simple linguistic misunderstanding, by an editor whose first language is Korean, who presumes that if "buk" means "drum" in Korean, it must also mean "Korean drum" in English. However, as the NCKTPA and New Grove Dictionary sources bear out, the term buk is used in English to refer to the shallow barrel drum used in pansori, samulnori, pungmul, and a few other genres, whereas other traditional Korean drums, such as the famous janggu, are other than the buk and should have their own articles, or be described at Traditional Korean musical instruments or Korean drums. The buk article should describe the drum called buk, as the NCKTPA and New Grove Dictionary sources bear out. Badagnani (talk) 19:25, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
This person has not provided actual "quotation" from the Grove Music Dictionary for his claim that buk is only exclusively referring to buk used to accompany pansori and in pungmul and samulnori in English speaking world. Please visit the page and read the article. FYI, his user has habitually introduced original research and false information to Korean related articles which have been all pointed out by several editors as opposed to his false labeling other's edits, so just only escalating the situation. --Caspian blue (talk) 19:33, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Would you kindly moderate your tone? The New Grove Dictionary is available in most good libraries, and is also available online. It confirms, in a bit more detail, the NCKTPA source which clearly explains the identity of the instrument called buk. That source may be found here. Note that another page of the NCKTPA's site, describing the hourglass drum called janggu, calls the instrument janggu and not buk. It describes the janggu, properly, as a form of drum and not "a form of buk." Badagnani (talk) 19:38, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Would you stop misleading your plea as denouncing my understanding of the term??--Caspian blue (talk) 19:54, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I don't understand this comment. Can you be more clear? Badagnani (talk) 19:56, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/South Korean cultural claims

The AfD discussion on South Korean cultural claims is open. Since many people don't know where Wikipedia:WikiProject Deletion sorting/Korea is within the project, I notify the matter. Thanks--Caspian blue (talk) 13:30, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Under culture, Arirang still needs to be looked at as Arirang most certainly does NOT translate to beautiful dear. Any Korean can confirm this. What i received was that its about going home and having a feeling of being home and the song simply refers to those who walk further away from home will have sore feet and not feel comfortable. I cant see to edit the talk page for this and this was the best place to put it, apologies for my lack of editing knowledge, however i feel its best we talk about it. CorrectlyContentious (talk) 08:36, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

FA review for Battle of Incheon

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Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Korea-related

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Li Zhengji/Yi Jeonggi/Yi Jeong Ki

I'd like for interested Korean editors to take a look at the articles Li Zhengji, Yi Jeonggi, and Yi Jeong Ki. Right now, there is a proposal to merge them, but I see no good mergeable information and therefore have proposed Yi Jeonggi and Yi Jeong Ki for deletion. However, I am open to contrary opinions, particularly if there are reliable Korean sources either to confirm some of the claims in the article or at least discuss them in historiographical terms. Certainly they shouldn't exist as three separate articles. (The reason why I created Li Zhengji in the first place was because I didn't realize the existence of the other two articles given the complete lack of redirects and links from the related Chinese history articles.) --Nlu (talk) 15:17, 21 September 2008 (UTC)

Merger of Kumdo and Korean swordsmanship

I merged Kumdo with Korean swordsmanship. It's about a month since I proposed the merger and I think I waited enough. Please read Korean swordsmanship#merger.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Michael Friedrich (talkcontribs) 2008-09-26 T12:40 (UTC)

Late Choi Jin-sil's filmography

It is tragic that the actress was deceased. Although I'd never been a big fan of her, she had been a South Korean sweetheart for 20 decades. However, her notable films are currently "red linked", so is there anyone willing to create articles on her works? In addition, I think her career section is very poor in present compared to the others, especially her death report. Aside from these, grammatical copy-editing is also deadly necessary, so any help from people is appreciated. Thanks.--Caspian blue (talk) 22:56, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Question, anyone knows what the meaning of 각시방 사랑 열렸네 (transcription: Gaksibang Sarang Yeollyeotne)? I haven't had a chance to see the TV drama and could not find any info on the title. Gaksi can be a maiden and "sarang" could be interpreted as "love", but what is "gaksibang"? Bang means " a room" so is it a maiden's room? If there is no "sarang", the title could be "The maiden's room is open", because of the "sarang", the title is implausible.....--Caspian blue (talk) 23:04, 3 October 2008 (UTC)
Maybe there's no official English title. 열리다 can mean "to become open" but it can also mean "fruit forms on plant", so it probably means that love is blossoming in the bride's room. --Kjoonlee 14:00, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Help requested on Cho Man-sik

Hi, I recently added an infobox template to this article, which contained both Hangul and Hanja text. Since I don't have a word of Korean, could someone give this a quick look to make sure I have added the correct text? Also, could you translate his pen-name of 'Ko-Dang' into Korean? Thanks! — BillC talk 14:25, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Now done by Caspian blue (talk · contribs · logs), thanks. — BillC talk 16:18, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Please watch Nonghyup

I started an article on Nong Hyup, the NACF. As I am not familiar with the Korean language or culture, it will be difficult for me to stop errors. Please click here to add it to your watchlist. --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 05:28, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Simon Hang Bock Rhee

Please add hangul to this. Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 01:52, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Chinese New Year

There is a content dispute at this article, see Talk:Chinese New Year Part of it involves Korean New Year (talk) 04:20, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Dead link

A reference at Blood_type#ABO_and_Rh_distribution_by_country links to a website that no longer appears to be functional. If someone at this project is able to find and provide a better reference for blood types in South Korea, that would be much appreciated. Thanks, WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:04, 13 October 2008 (UTC) (who is not watching this page)

Maps on The Sea of Japan naming dispute

The article on the naming disputes deals with naming disputes of the body of water from historical/geographical point of view. However, Kusunose (talk · contribs) only removed a Korean map as insisting that the map is written in Korean (in fact Chinese character), and said the map has nothing to do with the international dispute. I think his rationale is not only absurd, but also contradictory to the historically involved dispute. Historical maps only from other countries are utterly absurd because the dispute is between Korean and Japan and so are history. I think the attempt is just to remove Korean point of view. Besides, he failed to provide related content for his relocation of the Ricci's map. Therefore, more people's opinion on this is appreciated. Thanks.--Caspian blueGwansim? 01:14, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Category:C-Class Korean cinema articles

Discussion of this currently unused category is now at CfD. PC78 (talk) 18:56, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Korea under Japanese rule and Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598)

Kintetsubuffalo (talk · contribs) deleted massive information regarding Empress Myeongseong on the article of Korea under Japanese rule as falsely accusing that the contents have POV/Korean propaganda/biased/craps to be deleted. I also clashed with him at Japanese invasions of Korea (1592–1598) regarding the result of the war. He has neither provided his reasoning why the contents are as such nor participated in a discussion. But just making personal attacks and refusing to participate in a discussion for the matters. He even asked Sennen goroshi (talk · contribs) to delete more info from the articles and asked members of WP:WikiProject Japan to defend his position. It is unwise to delete the hard works built up by many editors. Perhaps, someone interested in the articles could participate in the dispute? --Caspian blue 03:06, 22 October 2008 (UTC)

Foreign relations of South Korea

Hello, I am making foreign relations of Korea although I just think to register my ID in this project. Hmm but my question is why the document foreign relations of South Korea has the banner of inappropriate tones. What would be possible to promote the quality of page itself...? Are there anyone to clarify me about it? Pju0353 (talk) 14:00, 25 October 2008 (UTC)


Need input from Korean editors: was this edit correct? Badagnani (talk) 03:31, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

The answer is very simple. The blanking IP editor, (talk · contribs) is a sock of indefinitely blocked Azukimonaka (talk · contribs) that lied about the "fact" just like his usual blanking campaign. So you can revert the page and add this reference.[14][15] Bakgoji (박고지) is more commonly used than bagogari (박오가리). Or you can try to move the title "Dried calabash strips" because preparation and cooking method are almost identical to both countries.--Caspian blue 17:02, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, you can do the edits because you know more than I about this subject. Badagnani (talk) 21:01, 8 November 2008 (UTC)


Just started this little article hope to find more and a picture! (Msrasnw (talk) 21:42, 17 November 2008 (UTC))

Like this one? :-)
Seoul Gyeongbokgung Throne.jpg
--Amble (talk) 22:08, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

That is just the ticket.Can we put the picture in the article? (Msrasnw (talk) 22:15, 17 November 2008 (UTC)) Thanks Amble

No problem. Nice work on the article! --Amble (talk) 22:55, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

Infoboxes for Korean actors and singers

Hi all. I was wondering if anybody would support a Template:Infobox Korean-language singer and actor like Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor for Korean actors and singers. I want consistency and simplicity like many but I;ve noticed many of the articles don't have standard actor/singer infoboxes but have a transliteration box. Evidently somebody raised the concern years ago when Template:Infobox Korean Film was created which is specially used for Korean articles to include the transliteraitons in one. For instance Jo Yoon-hee, I think the box underneath looks out of place and would be much better as a parameter at the top of the top box. Also the infobox could be designed to incude Korean awards given to actors and singers which will display when required. Then there are articles like Ju Jin-mo which have large transliteration box but no actor box and it isn't consistent. Count Blofeld 13:57, 1 December 2008 (UTC)

I've said some of this on your talk page, but since we're discussing it more publically I'll repeat some of it here:
  • There are many such articles – not just Korean ones – which don't have the actor infobox, and no reason at all why they can't simply be added. This aspect of your concern is not our problem.
  • You want consistancy, but how is it not consistant when these articles already use {{Infobox Actor}}? The way I see things, introducing new infoboxes for certain groups of actors (e.g. Korean) can only lead to a greater inconsistancy.
  • {{Infobox Korean film}} isn't really relevant here, but it's been around for years, and so far as I can tell there were no concerns raised which led to its creation.
  • With regard to {{Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor}}, there is at least an entire WikiProject (WP:CLE) that covers such articles. I don't think there's a big enough crossover between Korean actors and musicians that would require forcing these two things into a single infobox; on the contrary, many Korean actors seen to have a background in modelling.
  • If need be, Korean awards can be added to {{Infobox Actor}}.
I can't help but feel that you're trying to fix a problem that doesn't exist. The only inconsistancy I see in what you've said is between actor articles that have an infobox and those that don't, but one might as well point out the inconsistancy between an FA-Class article and a Stub. Actor articles that don't have an infobox just need them adding, nothing more. The belief that it looks out of place to use two infoboxes together is a rather subjective one. Creating a whole subset of Korean infoboxes which do little but add language parameters is not, I think, something to be encouraged; {{Infobox Korean name}} is by design supposed to be used alongside other infoboxes, which makes this unnecessary anyway. PC78 (talk) 00:47, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Your FA to stub analogy is completely redundant as an excuse. Articles like Ju Jin-mo have much better content than articles like Jo Yoon-hee yet the least developed articles actually has an actor box while the most developed one doesn't. You keep emphasising that you are using the actor infobox but I see you;ve edited Ju Jin-mo and have not used one but somebody has bothered to add a translation box. All I'm saying is if you have one infobox it kills two birds with one stone and avoids the inconsistency of either having one box or two. Count Blofeld 17:19, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

I don't think it's a redundant analogy; either way it is simply a case of the article being incomplete. So I edited Ju Jin-mo and didn't add the infobox, so what? If it bothers you that much then why don't you add it to the article yourself? I'm not under any obligation to do certain things whenever I edit an article. I hear what you're saying; what I'm saying is that there should be a more solid reason for creating a new infobox beyond mere aesthetics when the current setup works just fine. There is no inconsistancy in an article having just one or the other box, merely an incomplete article. What would be inconsistant is having the general Infobox Actor as well as the Chinese box, your proposed Korean box, and who knows what else in the future (Infobox Indian actor? Infobox Japanese actor?), all doing essentially the same thing. And when you want to lump different things like actors and singers into the same infobox, what happens then when someone like yourself comes along from WP:MUSICIAN and says "hang on, there's an inconsistancy here because you're not using {{Infobox Musical artist}}"? I get that you think a combined infobox would look nice and pretty, I just don't think there is a genuine need for one, nor do I think that you have looked beyond at the bigger picture. Sorry, but you came to me with this and this is what I think. PC78 (talk) 00:14, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

King Seong of Baekje made Sabi when the capital ? 538 or 548 ?

Made some edits today regarding info from Samguk Yusa (which says in number (548) and text (26th year of reign)). Since 538 appeared now so often, I would like to make sure which is correct (or is both correct, but after some kind of different calendar?). Does someone else have a (non-online) source refuting/supporting that? Thanks, ----Erkan Yilmaz 20:07, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

According to several online Korean encyclopedias[16][17], he made Sabi as the capital in 538 (16th year of his reign). Are you reading a primary source written in Classic Chinese or a translated source into English? --Caspian blue 20:17, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
It is the English translated Samguk Yusa (see here). So, I guess then revert back to 548 until there is found another source supporting 548 ? ----Erkan Yilmaz 20:22, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Hmm.. according to an internet source, Samguk YusaSamguk Sagi clearly records the date in the 16th year of the King's reign.
十六年春; Spring in the 16th year of the king
移都於泗沘; The capital was moved to Sabi
一名所夫里; which was so call "Soburi"
國號南扶餘; The nation name was titled "Nam Buyeo" (South Buyeo)
Therefore there are three possibilities on this: the authors of the two books recorded differently on the date but Samguk Sagi is regarded more reliable by academics. Or the translators of your book made a mistake in translation or you may misread the passage? --Caspian blue 20:35, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks Caspian blue for your fast responses. Since the translation I have is so far the only one stating 548, I will revert to 538. ----Erkan Yilmaz 20:41, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Wait a minute. The source is from Samguk Sagi and I wrote it wrong, but other reliable sources say the date in 538.--Caspian blue 20:44, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
It is reverted back to 538 as before. We can collect here different sources, translations, ... and then let's see further. 감사합니다 for your efforts Caspian Blue, ----Erkan Yilmaz 20:53, 3 December 2008 (UTC)


Currently, Korean cities are shown on provincial maps. But the place of the province in Korea is NOT shown on the city pages. This certainly should be done. Compare Anyang, China and Anyang, South Korea: It's easy for some-one not familiar with the provinces of China to see where the city is in the country/world; where-as placing the Korean city involves attempts at flipping back and forth to the province site. My suggestion: All Korean cities should include a map of the country in the same way Wik/Chinese cities do. Kdammers (talk) 03:10, 7 December 2008 (UTC)

Removal of galleries

Crossmr (talk · contribs), a member of this project has been removing galleries from Korea-related articles as leaving edit summaries like removed per consensus at Wikipedia:Image_use_policy#Photo_galleries galleries are inappropriate for main space articles. Recreate on commons and link. I don't see what consensus have been applied for his unilateral and undiscussed removal of galleries. The guideline does not say that usages of galleries are inappropriate not are prohibited as he alleges. He also argues that his edits are based on WP:Consensus reached policy, so galleries should be deleted accordingly. However, I could not find any pertinent discussions on here nor the image policy talk page and he ignored my suggestion to open a discussion on the matter. So I raise the issue by myself. Please leave your opinion Wikipedia talk:Image use policy#Removal of galleries. Thanks.--Caspian blue 22:06, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Expansion needed for Frozen baby case

I created the new stub regarding two French infants found dead in a freezer of Seorae Village, a French enclave of South Korea. My interest is not the field, so if anyone whose interest is criminology, please expand the article. Thanks--Caspian blue 23:06, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

Adultery in Korean society

Hello, this source state :

 According to a survey carried out last year, nearly 68% of South Korean men and 12% of women confess to having sex outside marriage.

This is interesting, a rate unexpectedly close to the European rate (about 40-50%), and probably the same for USA. Can someone put this data in the correct articles (Korean society ? Korean law ? Adultery ?). Thanks Yug (talk) 15:50, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

having maps in Sea of Japan naming dispute article

Isn't it odd that Sea of Japan naming dispute doesn't have any maps? Surprisingly, CorrectlyContentious who's arguing against adding maps to the page is a project member here. S/he'd be glad to have his/her fellow project members' opinions. Please voice your opinion on the talk page. (Ferromagneticmonopole (talk) 17:23, 18 December 2008 (UTC))

Good place to mention our talk Ferro, thanks for bringing it up on the main page as it is indeed a worthy look.--CorrectlyContentious 11:00, 19 December 2008 (UTC)