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Translation requestEdit

Could somebody translate for me? Thanks. -- RoySmith (talk) 16:22, 17 June 2020 (UTC)

Is it again the United States Military and prostitution in South Korea article? I already wrote on the discussion page when someone requested for comments. I also think the sources cited in the English wikipedia are dubious, not on topic, and that the Korean ones seem more reliable. But since then, the discussion stopped and no one further edited it.
Anyways, the text is kinda confusing. I do not know for everything what the guy wants to express:
"This wikipedia information is an insult to all Koreans. It destroys dignity. Wikipedia information. One million Korean prostitutes. The women of 900.000 American soldiers. American Soldiers (Marriage). Chinese language and Korean language = Asian Yellow Race. Why are you doing this??? If you keep doing it, there is no choice!!! I hate the section about Korean women and American soldiers. I do not want to edit it!!!"

--Christian140 (talk) 07:05, 18 June 2020 (UTC)

Lists of islandsEdit

We have an article titled List of islands of South Korea, but it only lists 30 islands, although it does provide statistical data about the islands by province and the area of the 30 islands it lists. We have an article titled List of islands of Korea, which lists over 200 islands, all of which are part of South Korea. For islands of North Korea, the article refers readers to List of islands of North Korea.

Since both of these articles have content only about South Korean islands, wouldn't it be preferable to merge them? --Metropolitan90 (talk) 01:47, 24 June 2020 (UTC)

Please come participateEdit

Please come participate in the discussion at Talk:Liancourt Rocks#Add (East sea). Thank you. ···日本穣 · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:08, 7 July 2020 (UTC)

Category: Korean MythologyEdit

Category:Korean mythology is very problematic, for much the same reasons that the Korean mythology article used to be. To wit:

  • Arang (Korean folklore), Egg ghost, Myth of General Sinui: All legends, not mythology
  • Bulgae: Not mythology in the academic sense of "Korean mythology," as it has no religious significance and might have been a not-really-believed-in tall tale anyways
  • Chukjibeop: Not quite sure where to class this, but it's certainly not "Korean mythology" in the academic sense
  • Dongti: Not mythology, a belief in Korean shamanism. Shamanic narratives do not use this term.
  • Haneullim: Not worshipped in Korean shamanism, not referenced in the literary myths. Worshipped only by NRMs. This was a bit egregious so I've gone ahead and removed the category.
  • Hwan-guk, Posterity of Heaven: A twentieth-century fabrication. Not mythology.
  • Inmyeonjo: A Buddhist (Kalaviṅka or Taoist (Wansui bird) deity, only known in Korea in these two contexts.
  • Kiringul, Mausoleum of Tangun: A newly emerging North Korean mythology, perhaps, but not Korean mythology in the usual sense.
  • List of fictitious kings in Korean genealogies: Needs severe cleanup to make article match title. Also not mythology.
  • The literary and shamanic myths are hopelessly mingled to the benefit of neither the readers nor the editors.

In my opinion, all the articles above should be removed from the category, and the category itself should be split into the subcategories of "Korean oral mythology" and "Korean literary mythology" where everything could be organized more neatly. Thoughts?--Karaeng Matoaya (talk) 02:56, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

Maybe the Encyclopedia of Korean Folk Culture could help. --Christian140 (talk) 08:06, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Jang Bogo-class submarineEdit

Someone's moved Chang Bogo-class submarine to Jang Bogo-class submarine without discussion - could someone familiar with transliteration from Korean take a look? TIA Le Deluge (talk) 10:07, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

@Le Deluge: the hanja is romanised as Jang, however sources use both chang bogo and jang bogo, so I don't understand the moving editor's reasoning of "obvious errors". They also moved ROKS Jang Bogo (SS-061) for the same reason. Alex (talk) 10:33, 20 August 2020 (UTC)
@Le Deluge: Jang Bogo is better I think. In 2000, South Korea revised their Romanization. Until then, several versions of McCune-Reischauer were used. Apparently the class is from 1993. So, earlier sources would state Chang Bogo romanized, adhering to McCune-Reischauer. Newer sources then would use Jang Bogo as the South Korean government is using the so called revised romanization since 2000. --Christian140 (talk) 12:03, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
@Alexanderlee and Christian140: - thanks both, very useful. I just get wary seeing these kinds of move without prior discussion as often there's some kind of political statement being made in the choice of spelling, and the Korean peninsula is not short of political opinions! But this one seems fine. Le Deluge (talk) 12:50, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

RFC about the The King: Eternal MonarchEdit

Currently there are two RFCs in The King: Eternal Monarch's page; RFC on the Second Paragraph of Lede and RFC on Reception section. Your opinion would be highly valued as you are familiar with Korea-related pages and k-dramas/TV series pages. CherryPie94 🍒🥧 (talk) 23:43, 25 August 2020 (UTC)

Run of new articles about Korean actorsEdit

Hi I’m a new page reviewer and I’d appreciate a steer from members of this project. Recently a whole run of articles about Korean actors was created by a new user, and all the ones I’ve looked at have been assessed on the talk page by another new user, user:AkaneNel. This seems a slightly unusual pattern and as I’m not familiar with the Korean sources it would be helpful to have some editors from this project look at some if them and see if they meet notability guidelines. Many thanks. Mccapra (talk) 04:44, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Mccapra I check the sources in some of the pages and they are good reliable sources. The pages are lacking and seem like lists now. Maybe ask the person who made them to add more info/text/paragraphs. CherryPie94 🍒🥧 (talk) 11:20, 26 August 2020 (UTC)
That’s great thanks very much. As long as the sources are decent the articles can be developed later by other editors. Thanks for your help! Mccapra (talk) 18:42, 26 August 2020 (UTC)


I just wanted to drop a quick note - it looks like several of the Ureme films are up for deletion and could use sourcing. The main article also has issues, if someone can work on it. I'm not really as familiar with Korean sourcing and can only really search using Google translate, so it would be good if someone fluent could search. ReaderofthePack(formerly Tokyogirl79) (。◕‿◕。) 02:51, 27 August 2020 (UTC)

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A lot of drafts to tweak and publishEdit

I believe there was an education or WP:GLAM project relating to Korean literature. They generated a lot of draft articles, many of which were unfairly (in my opinion) declined. I have accepted a significant number of them already, and there are more to check over and tweak/approve as appropriate. Please have a look at the following drafts to improve/accept them (or possibly in rare cases determine they aren't worthy of articles -- I doubt this often applies):

Thanks, Calliopejen1 (talk) 19:48, 17 September 2020 (UTC)

There are also a few more drafts that are trickier; they were declined as duplicating existing content, but I don't know if the myths themselves deserve separate articles. They are as follows:
Thanks again, Calliopejen1 (talk) 19:52, 17 September 2020 (UTC)
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