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  • To balance articles with transnational scope, which currently have focus on one region or country
  • To reduce content conflicts from national points-of-view on shared issues between nations of East Asia
  • To expand coverage on East Asian topics that predate the establishment of the current countries and states of East Asia, or their expansion into territories they did not previously occupy, or which they subsequently lost control of.


Active participantsEdit

To join WikiProject East Asia, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest to the bottom of the following list of participants. Participants should also place participant identification on their user page.

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  2. Sven Manguard Talk Aww yeah! Bout' time we got this thing started!
  3. Rishu Shukla (talk · contribs) - I mainly contribute materials related to   South Korea,   Japan and   China.
  4. Quigley (talk) 00:36, 1 November 2010 (UTC) Cultural diffusion and interaction
  5. -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs email Yeah, finally got this WikiProject started! Pretty much anything along the lines of society, history, politics, language, warfare, culture, et cetera. Also, woo! Got "死" 4, my favourite number! 04:06, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
  6. MChew - Articles related to Japan
  7. Takamaxa - will help with wikifying and eventually assessing articles for inclusion.
  8. Hong Qi Gong (Talk - Contribs) - I'm not a very active editor anymore, but my interest in this WikiProject lies in subject matters that intersect the historical nations and modern countries in East Asia, and international relations between the East Asian countries.
  9. Matthewedwards (talk · contribs) Not sure how I can help out, but we'll see. 17:26, 1 November 2010 (UTC)
  10. YoungjooKim (talk · contribs) I'll try to improve parts related to the Republic of Korea.
  11. 서공·Tây Cống·セイコゥ? ủybanphụchoạthánnômviệtnam 16:21, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
  12. Qwyrxian - I'm especially interested in building consensus and achieving neutral articles on highly contentious subjects (e.g., Senkaku Islands, Sea of Japan, etc.).
  13. 日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe - Mostly articles related to Japan. I can also help with tasks requiring admin abilities. 06:56, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
  14. HXL's Roundtable, and Record: mostly mainland China, especially its cities. a bit of modern history. need to break that habit, as I need to begin to learn the history of the pre-Republic China. ^^@Benlisquare: hope that was sarcastic, but still funny.
  15. Ed!(talk) 16:31, 1 December 2010 (UTC) Korea, primarily the Korean War.
  16. Asoer I'm not very active, and very busy with other stuff. I'm at least a little familiar with Chinese characters, in detail that few people care about.
  17. STSC - General edits.
  18. Dragfyre (talk · contribs) – I mainly work on projects related to Vietnam (and SE Asia), but I might find myself working on East Asian topics from time to time, esp. China and Japan. My interests are mainly in society, culture, geography, and economy (currently working on a series on Rail transport in Vietnam).
  19. HyperStudent (talk · contribs) - I want to work on China, the Great Wall of China.
  20. --Shadowy Sorcerer (talk) 01:32, 13 December 2011 (UTC): I am interested in reviewing East Asian related articles for accuracy. I would like to help write articles on Chinese histroy, language, literature and philosophy!
  21. Globaldreamer (talk) 13:09, 19 May 2012 (UTC): I can act as a consistency checker (i.e. making sure all the proper links link up). I can also help by flagging articles so that all the contentious articles can achieve neutral status along with Qwyrxian (talk · contribs). My interests include East Asian history in general, specifically any history related to the forebearers of modern Korea, international politics, international development, Africa, US Government, civics, global health, any basic science, physics, and math. Yeah I have a lot of interests ^^* Small goal is for the history section of wiki, or at least the East Asian section to be as reputable as the science section is. The science section is well-referenced, and known for its high quality (read: Ph.D students, postdocs, and professors use it).
  22. MarkMysoe - General edits, and bring the knowledge I have.
  23. Nahcamuk (talk · contribs) Japan, Thailand, Mongolia 00:36, 27 December 2012 (UTC)
  24. Jay2kx (talk · contribs) - Currently focusing on Korea.
  25. Tjlynnjr (talk · contribs) Diplom Türkolojist. 4 July 2014, 10:38 (UTC)
  26. HanSangYoon (talk · contribs) - Contributing mainly on South Korea, also participates in sections of North Korea, Japan, and China
  27. CWH (talk · contribs) -- History of China, Chinese culture and literature, US-China relations, study of China, food and cookery of East Asia, missions and Christianity in China, film in China and Japan.
  28. Justin Haas - Politics

Former participantsEdit

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  1. Buaidh (talk · contribs) 01:18:12, 7 August 2019 (UTC) – WikiProject templates and categories.

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This WikiProject aims to cover East Asia, as outlined below:

  • For the purposes of this project, contemporary East Asia is defined as the nations of the People's Republic of China, the Republic of China (also known as Taiwan), the State of Japan, Mongolia, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (also known as North Korea), the Republic of Korea (also known as South Korea), and the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China, Macau and Hong Kong.
  • For the purposes of this project, historical East Asia is defined as any area within eastern Asia which has sustained significant influence from the historical nations, states, and culture of East Asia, broadly construed. This includes Vietnam and Eastern Russia up until the end of the Cold War.

This project covers the following aspects of East Asia:

This project is of mid level scope. This means that its coverage is narrower than the whole of Asia (which is covered by WikiProject Asia,) but broader than any individual nation or state within East Asia (which would be covered by a national level WikiProject.)

The goals of this project are twofold. First, we aim to improve the content of articles within the scope of this WikiProject. Secondly, we aim to provide coordination, resources, and if necessary, informal mediation between associated WikiProjects.

Direct Family TreeEdit

WikiProject Asia - Mother Project

WikiProject East Asia - This Project
WikiProject China - Daughter Project
WikiProject Hong Kong - Daughter Project
WikiProject Japan - Daughter Project
WikiProject Korea - Daughter Project
WikiProject Macau - Daughter Project
Mongolia Work Group - Daughter Project
WikiProject Taiwan - Daughter Project
WikiProject Central Asia - Sister Project

Extended FamilyEdit

WikiProject Military history - Aunt Project

Chinese military history task force - Cousin Project
Japanese military history task force - Cousin Project
Korean military history task force - Cousin Project

WikiProject Philosophy - Aunt Project

Eastern Philosophy Task Force - Cousin Project
Portal:Confucianism - Confucianism is currently lacking a WikiProject

WikiProject Religion - Aunt Project

WikiProject Buddhism - Cousin Project
WikiProject Taoism - Cousin Project

Other WikiProjects

WikiProject Three Kingdoms - Cousin Project

Full Listing of Asian WikiProjectsEdit

WikiProject East Asia/About us is one of the Asian WikiProjects:

Continental Asia 
Regional Caucasia | Central Asia | East Asia | South Asia | Southeast Asia | Western Asia
North Asian countries Russia 
Central Asian countries Kazakhstan | Kyrgyzstan | Tajikistan | Turkmenistan | Uzbekistan 
East Asian countries Hong Kong | Japan | Macau | Mongolia | North Korea | People's Republic of China | Republic of China (Taiwan) | South Korea 
South East Asian countries Brunei | Cambodia | East Timor | Indonesia | Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand | Vietnam 
South Asian countries Afghanistan | Bangladesh | Bhutan | India | Maldives | Nepal | Pakistan | Sri Lanka 
West Asian countries Armenia | Azerbaijan | Bahrain | Cyprus | Egypt | Georgia | Iraq | Iran | Israel | Jordan | Kuwait | Lebanon | Oman | Palestinian territories | Qatar | Saudi Arabia | Syria | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | Yemen 
Culture Indian cinema | Iranian football | Korean cinema | Pakistani cinema | Persian cinema | Persian literature | Southeast Asian cinema
History Ancient Near East | Indian history | Ottoman Empire | Pakistani history | Soviet Union | Three Kingdoms | Zoroastrianism
Military history Chinese | Early Muslim | Japanese | Korean | Middle Eastern | Ottoman | Russian and Soviet | South Asian | Southeast Asian 
Society Dravidian civilizations | Hazara | Kurdistan | Pashtun | Punjab