Wikipedia talk:WikiProject China

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out-dated info might be deleted

Info about soho china is mostly from several years ago. Just got some recent one and update

"Kaidan"?

Could a Chinese-speaker confirm whether 怪談 is a common Chinese word and (ideally from a Cantonese rather than Mandarin perspective) whether it is pronounced anything like the Japanese kaidan? I'm a bit confused as to why The Unbelievable is in the disambig header at Kaidan rather than in the see also section, but I suspect I might be missing something since the former article doesn't include any Chinese pronunciation key (in any topolect), so rather than looking up the pronunciation and making a judgement based on my gut I figured getting a second opinion from someone who knows what they are talking about might be better. Hijiri 88 (やや) 07:41, 30 December 2018 (UTC)

The jyutping (Cantonese) for it is gwaai3 taam4 (Gwai Tam), which could be spelled as kaidan. The pinyin (Mandarin) is guài tán while the Wade-Giles (Mandarin) is kuai t'an (kwai tan) -- 67.70.34.69 (talk) 12:06, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

File:Earth and the Moon from Chang'e 5 T1.jpg

File:Earth and the Moon from Chang'e 5 T1.jpg (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion on WikiCommons Commons:File:Earth and the Moon from Chang'e 5 T1.jpg. It needs to be reuploaded to English Wikipedia under a fair-use claim, if we want to use it to illustrate the capability that Chang'e 5-T1 displayed in its mission. -- 67.70.34.69 (talk) 11:58, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Weird Sino-Japanese disambig problem

雲南 is the name of both a city in Japan and a province in China. The former is very small, but the latter is in mainland China where the name is written as "云南". Inclusion of a disambig headnote for a redirect from a Chinese character name seems ... weird, and a disambiguation page with a Chinese character title is worse. If the one were named for the other we could mention it inline, but I'm pretty sure the Japanese city's name means "southern Izumo", similar to how "Sennan" means "southern Izumi", making it a coincidence. Thoughts? Hijiri 88 (やや) 10:12, 8 January 2019 (UTC)

It's not weird at all, 雲南 is the traditional "spelling" for the Chinese province, and the spelling used in Taiwan for its "wayward" mainland possessions. (One China). As it is a large topic and traditionally spelled that way, the redirect should remain. A WP:CJKV disambiguation page would be fine, there's several of them already, and being a foreign language term, a dabpage would work well. A foreign language hatnote would also be fine, since those exist for other languages. The meaning according to our article is "South of the Yun(ling Mountains)" -- 70.51.201.106 (talk) 05:17, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
If we do create a disambiguation page 雲南 or 雲南 (disambiguation); additional entries could be China Yunnan Airlines, Yunnan Province, Republic of China, History of the administrative divisions of China before 1912 (Imperial Yunnan) -- 70.51.201.106 (talk) 05:25, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Also note that traditional Chinese script is still used in Mainland China in a way cursive is used in western countries. WhisperToMe (talk) 05:57, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

Idea: Common pagenotice for articles in WikiProject China?

As per Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)#Display_a_link_to_WikiProject/topic_specific_guidelines_when_editing_an_article? I suggested that WikiProjects could make pagenotices covering all articles relevant to their projects.

IMO a good way to notify new users of manual of style/project guidelines is to use a common pagenotice. Please take a look and consider what kind of pagenotice you would like. Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 05:54, 11 January 2019 (UTC)

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