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Wikipedia Day AwardsEdit

Hello, all. It was initially my hope to try to have this done as part of Esperanza's proposal for an appreciation week to end on Wikipedia Day, January 15. However, several people have once again proposed the entirety of Esperanza for deletion, so that might not work. It was the intention of the Appreciation Week proposal to set aside a given time when the various individuals who have made significant, valuable contributions to the encyclopedia would be recognized and honored. I believe that, with some effort, this could still be done. My proposal is to, with luck, try to organize the various WikiProjects and other entities of wikipedia to take part in a larger celebrartion of its contributors to take place in January, probably beginning January 15, 2007. I have created yet another new subpage for myself (a weakness of mine, I'm afraid) at User talk:Badbilltucker/Appreciation Week where I would greatly appreciate any indications from the members of this project as to whether and how they might be willing and/or able to assist in recognizing the contributions of our editors. Thank you for your attention. Badbilltucker 16:02, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

Title of the projectEdit

If the project is going to cover all three threads of Chinese-language cinema, namely Hong Kong, Taiwan and China (mainland China), the title would better be WikiProject Chinese-language cinema. If it covers only cinema of mainland China, it should be clearly indicated in the introduction of the project. — Instantnood 21:41, 29 December 2006 (UTC)

I agree. That would certainly make more sense.Readin (talk) 14:49, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

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The project states it covers Chinese-language cinema from the PRC and the ROC. How about those from the overseas Chinese community such as in Singapore and Malaysia?--Huaiwei (talk) 11:32, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Already covered by the Southeast Asian cinema task force. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 16:44, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia 0.7 articles have been selected for Chinese cinemaEdit

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I was lead here by the Cape No. 7 page that contains this box:

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Notice that the icon shows the China's flag. This is highly inappropriate for a film made in Taiwan, particularly a film with a nationalist Taiwanese flavor. In fact it's been banned in China. The icon needs to change, but I can't figure out where it is specified in order to change it. Readin (talk) 14:59, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

I'd be happy to change it if you have any good suggestions for an alternative graphic. I must admit that it is a less-than-ideal choice, but could not find anything better at the time we set up the task force. My apologies. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 16:16, 2 December 2008 (UTC)
Well, I don't know what your picture making skills are (better than mine I'm sure), but I'll throw out some suggestions - some difficult, some not so difficult:
*A dragon
*The Chinese character for "in" (as in "dyan in" for movie) (my Chinese isn't great so it might not be appropriate, just a suggestion. If you read Chinese well you might think of a better movie or art related character)
*A side-by-side China and Taiwan flag.
*A movie reel
*A Peking Opera mask.
*Or just leave it blank. That would be better than the PRC flag.
Readin (talk) 00:12, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Maybe if you want to stroll around Commons a bit? I don't really do graphics myself, and would prefer to use something from the available media. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 02:33, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
How about Image:China-outline.png? Looks like it includes all of the relevant areas. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 02:51, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Or if you want to stick with the flag motif, you could use File:Flag of the Qing Dynasty (1889-1912).svg as the Qing Empire incorporated all the areas.
Readin (talk) 04:08, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
I don't really think that using a flag that predates the entire motion picture medium would be germane. I'll request an edit to the template image, but be advised that depending on response time, it may take several days. Girolamo Savonarola (talk) 17:55, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
"request"? How are you planning to do this? Do you need to make a request of an admin to allow you to change the template image? How does this work?
I thought the Qing flag would be useful as both countries and both countries' peoples agree that they were once under the control of the Qing Empire together. There is no more recent flag that both countries would be willing to use. The map may have to do, though the fact that it exactly matches the territorial claims of the PRC makes me wish we could use find something more neutral. Readin (talk) 18:09, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Actually, we could just use the  . Readin (talk) 18:13, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

icon really needs to changeEdit

or we need to start removing Taiwanese films from the task force. Readin (talk) 15:59, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

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Kung Fu Hustle FAREdit

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Project related GA nomsEdit

In case anyone would like to take a look at them. I've totally re-done two John Woo films that fall under the project. These films being Hard Target (boo!) and Hard Boiled (yay!). If anyone would like to take a look at these or review them for GA, I'd really appreciate it and you'd be supporting the project. Thank you! Andrzejbanas (talk) 03:16, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

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Thank you. Okip 02:47, 28 March 2010 (UTC)


This WikiProject should be renamed Chinese-language cinema. Chinese-language cinema and Chinese cinema aren't essentially the same thing. (talk) 14:43, 21 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Black EnforcerEdit

Ongoing AfD Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Black Enforcer. We found some German source indicating that at some time there must have been critical commentary about the film (Top 19 in 1972). Due to age and language Google is no help though. I am sure there are some knowlegdeable people here with access to data us westerners don't have. Agathoclea (talk) 10:46, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Qian Zhijun/Little Fatty debateEdit

Hi! There is a debate over whether Qian Zhijun is now notable enough for Wikipedia,. Please see: Wikipedia:Biographies_of_living_persons/Noticeboard#Qian_Zhijun Especially for people who know Chinese, it is appreciated if you review the noticeboard post! WhisperToMe (talk) 02:08, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Does anyone know how I can find the box office numbers of "The University Days of a Dog" (一只狗的大学时光)? Official DVD sales would be good too!

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 18:08, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Now it's at DRV: Wikipedia:Deletion review/Log/2012 January 12 WhisperToMe (talk) 22:52, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Golden Rooster Award for Best Director for deletionEdit


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Women's History Month is in MarchEdit

Hi everyone at WikiProject Chinese cinema!

Women's history month is around the corner, in March, and we're planning the second WikiWomen's History Month.

This event, which is organized by volunteers from the WikiWomen's Collaborative, supports improving coverage about women's history during the month of March. Events take place both offline and online. We are encouraging WikiProjects to focus on women's history related to their subject for the month of March. Ideas include:

  • Improving coverage about Chinese women filmmakers, directors, producers, and executives
  • Developing content about women owned Chinese film businesses

We hope you'll participate! You can list your your project focus here, and also help improve our to-do list. Thank you for all you do for Wikipedia! SarahStierch (talk) 20:48, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I am interested to participate. Besides those ideas you mentioned above, I suggest add a item as below:

  • Improving coverage about Chinese overseas female writes, editors and female actors, for example: pages like Geling Yan Tang Wei need to be improved.

Thanks for the suggestion. Welcome to discuss more on my talk page [talk] Llljoyce (talk) 19:58, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Golden Rooster Awards and Hundred Flowers Awards articles are in a messEdit

Two important Chinese film awards, yet the related articles are in massive disarray. Could we have some people work on them, so that they reach the standards of articles for the Academy Awards? DORC (talk) 13:27, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Entries on Film censorship in ChinaEdit

There is a dispute over whether The Lost City of Z and Dangal should be included in the list on Film censorship in China. The crux of the discussion is that, for both films, sources state that alterations were made to the films by their producers, rather than the State Administration body, to change the pacing of the film rather than to remove objectionable content, but after the release of both films in China, a notice from the Administration body made it illegal to distribute any uncut version of any film, including these two films. Please see the discussion at Talk:Film censorship in China#Lost City of Z & Dangal. ~Cheers, TenTonParasol 22:38, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

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