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Mythicial deities of China[edit]

  • Lady Linshui (臨水夫人廟) (or Chen Jinggu) is the goddess of birth and fertility. She is the daughter or avatar of bodhisattva Guanyin.

*Zhinü (zh:织女) is the goddess of Weaving and goddess of Vega in Chinese mythology. She is one of the Seven-star goddess (七星娘娘). She is the heroine of the famous myth of The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl. The traditional festival associated with the Weaver Girl is the Qixi Festival.[1]

  • Niaoge Daolin or Master Wuchao (乌巢禅师) was a Zen monk during the Tang Dynasty often practiced meditation up in a pine tree and was known as the “Bird Nest Zen Master.[2][3]
  • Sanxiao Niangniang (三霄娘娘) is the Goddesses of Three Heavens.[4][5]
  • The Great Deity of Mount Tai (东岳大帝) - is the supreme god of Mount Tai. According to one mythological tradition, he is a descendant of Pangu. According to other theologies, he is the eastern one of the Five Manifestations of the Highest Deity (Wufang Shangdi).
  • Taishan Niangniang (泰山娘娘) or Bixia Yuanjun (碧霞元君), literally the "Goddess of the Blue Dawn", also known as the "Heavenly Immortal Lady of Jade" (天仙玉女) is the goddess of Mount Tai. According to some mythological accounts, she is the daughter or the consort of the Great Deity of Mount Tai. Statues of Bixia Yuanjun often depict her holding a tablet with the Big Dipper as a symbol of her authority.
  • Yanguang Niangniang (眼光奶奶) is venerated as goddess of eyesight and often portrayed as an attendant to Bixia Yuanjun.
  • Taizi Changqin (太子长琴) is the deity and legendary figure of Chinese mythology in the ancient times in "Shan Hai Jing" and "Zuo Zhuan". He is the son of Zhurong.[6][7][8]
  • Zhao Gongming (赵公明) is the martial God of Wealth. In Chinese culture there are at least ten money gods and many more who are capable of providing riches too. This god, known in Hong Kong as Ziu Kung Ming is found in many temples. Here, his statue is in the small Yuen Tan Temple in Shek Mun Kap on Lantau Island.[9][10][11][12]
  • Golden Winged Great Peng (金翅大鵬雕) is the uncle of Buddha. He is one of the 8 demi-gods of Buddhism (Tian Long Ba Bu) and helps to guard Mount Sumeru and trayastrimśa heaven from being attacked by the Asuras.[13][14][15][16][17][18]
  • Fa Hai (法海) is a supreme monk of the Tang dynasty.[19]
  • Yao Ji (goddess) (zh:瑶姬) or Yunhua (云华) is the goddess of Chinese mythology, appeared in the ancient mythical works and traditional opera as the mother of Erlang Shen. It is an important role in the legend of the Erlang Gods and the Mother of God. She is the sister of Jade Emperor.[20][21]
  • Three Virgins (zh:三圣母) or Huayue Sanniang (华岳三娘娘) is a goddess who possesses a magical lotus lantern. She fell in love with a mortal and gave birth to Chen Xiang, a legal scholar. For which she is imprisoned beneath Hua Mountain. She is the niece of the Jade Emperor, and his brother is Erlang Shen. The Three Virgins are one of the gods of folk faith. At the foot of Mount Huashan, the Xiyue Temple was later moved to this site. Among them, the Three Madonna Temple, built to worship her, is located in the East Campus. The main hall of the temple is the Three Virgins, who are accompanied by the three Virgins, and the gods.[22][23][24]

Historical books[edit]

  • New History of Yuan

Mining in China[edit]

  • If someone has time, at the very least, Wiki needs a barebones Mining in China page as a one-stop shop linking to the existing coverage of Gold mining in China, Coal in China, &c. Better still if it could link to historical coverage, often hidden in subsections of pages like Technological and industrial history of China that people wouldn't necessarily expect to exist.

    (If someone has a lot of time, the "Technological and industrial history" article just mentioned barely even covers as far back as 1950. It patently needs to be moved to a page about the PRC or greatly expanded...) — LlywelynII 07:59, 22 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

Capital controls in China[edit]

  • Please create an article on capital controls in China. I have a lot of friends who regularly do business in China and tell me about the difficulty of withdrawing assets. I would love to see a Wikipedia article on it, but I'm not qualified to write it. --Daviddwd (talk) 03:46, 28 December 2018 (UTC)[reply]

Foreign policy of China[edit]

Barefoot Immortal[edit]

  • Barefoot immortal (赤腳大仙)- is a deity in Taoist religion, He is a mentor of the Mazu, the sea goddess.

Lishan laomu[edit]

Lei Family Bridge[edit]


  • kwatji
Can someone verify whether or not "Kwatji = 瓜子, or Guazi? Guazi are a melon seeds, and a Chinese New Year treat. TI. Gracchus (talk) 23:11, 28 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Chinese Wikipedia links[edit]

  • Askar Memet rock musician of Askar and Greywolf, (zh:????)
  • China Traditional Chinese Medicine [zh] (SEHK570, mostly via Sinopharm Group Hongkong Co., Ltd.).[1] Shanghai Shyndec Pharmaceutical (SSE: 600420, via a wholly owned research institute based in Shanghai) and Beijing Tiantan Biological Products (SSE: 600161, via China National Biotec Group).
  • Divine Immortals of the Eight Grottoes [zh]
  • Ismail Amet Governor of Xijiang (1979-1985) (zh:???·???)  Done
    • This one was created at Ismail Amat in 2014, which seems to be the more common rendering of his name in the sources I checked online.--Danaman5 (talk) 21:34, 1 August 2015 (UTC)[reply]
  • Journey to the West (Chinese opera) [zh]
  • List of Chinese people in popular culture

Beggars in China or Begging in China[edit]

I was going to start on article on this topic and wondering if anyone was located in China and might be willing to take some pictures of beggars. Not sure if this would be disrespectful or not though, so this would have to be addressed first. I was particularly looking for the following: Mothers using or having kids with them to beg, kids by themselves with signs writing about their troubles, injured or amputee beggars, people performing music or other things to get money, beggars who are faking injury to get sympathy (in wheelchairs or on crutches) and any other general beggar pictures or homeless/mentally ill people. I know this sounds like a strange request but I think it's an important topic and a picture tells a thousand words right...Anyone in China currently and willing to help out? Dounai (talk) 19:45, 3 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]

I'll take a photograph if I get a chance. Λυδαcιτγ 07:35, 1 July 2014 (UTC)[reply]
Anyone in Guiyang, Guizhou? Last time I was there there were hundreds of people sleeping under awnings side by side..Apparently they were migrant workers looking for work but some were also homeless or beggars.Dounai (talk) 19:58, 3 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]

I'd be interested in helping out with the articles if this is ok with you. I had this idea several years ago but never followed through with it. I can't help with pictures but can help with research and writing if you'd like. Let me know because it's a very depressing phenomena in China that needs to be talked about more. Thanks and look forward to talking more with you.Notgoingtotellyou (talk) 18:14, 24 December 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Moving categories[edit]

Hi, I feels that the some of the articles within Category:Chinese television series should move to Category:Television series set in China due to various users' mistakes of seeing the former as a category of setting. Please help cleaning up the category.--NeoBatfreak (talk) 19:28, 19 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Dai River (China)[edit]

The encyclopedia lacked an article on this river, and I'm lazy (XD) so I shall request this article here. Revolution1221 (talk · email · contributions) 02:49, 5 April 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I have created a stub article for this river. Information is not easy to find on it on the internet - I found a journal article on erosion that was helpful, I suggest other people looking to flesh the article out may want to use Google Scholar as well. TI. Gracchus (talk) 21:30, 19 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Xu Shiying[edit]

There's an article on Chinese political leader Xu Shiying that has been mostly blank since it was first created in May 2012. The article is bothering me as he appears to be quite significant, but I don't have much knowledge on this topic. I've added the WikiProject China banner to it -- I was wondering if someone expand the article, perhaps by translating the Chinese language version of the same article (http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/許世英)? Thanks! The Giant Purple Platypus (talk) 10:23, 28 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Translation of the Chinese language wiki article would be counterproductive. The article only has one non-print source, which does little more than outline the fact that he was a politician and was involved in a railroad scandal. Fleshing this out will either involve tracking down print versions of the Chinese sources present in the other article and verifying their accuracy, or doing new research for other sources. TI. Gracchus (talk) 21:39, 19 February 2014 (UTC)[reply]

Notable in Chinese-language entertainment[edit]

These pages need to be created at some point:

Yangpu District, Shanghai[edit]

Some issues mentioned here with some edits to the district's recent history. Some could use sourcing and others need to be reformatted. We could also use a short gloss on the major waterways in the area besides the Huangpu Ship Canal and Yangshupu/Yangtzepoo Creek. — LlywelynII 05:43, 15 January 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Dunhuang Research Academy[edit]

Dunhuang Research Academy - discussed in article in The New York Times June 16, 2015. "which has managed the Mogao Caves for the central government since 1944, even before the Communists took power". [25]

Erjingtiao chili peppers[edit]

Hi! Could someone make an article about èrjīngtiáo làjiāo (simplified Chinese: 二荆条辣椒; traditional Chinese: 二荆條乾辣椒)? I would really love to know more and write about this variety of Sichuan chili peppers myself, but English sources are hard to find. Commons has a category (commons:Category:Erjingtiao chili), and it would also be really nice if someone could post a photo of fresh erjingtiao chili peppers. Thank you! --Gomuragi (talk) 05:27, 20 September 2018 (UTC)[reply]


  • Dissolution of China
  • Shadingzhou (沙定州)

Governors of Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture[edit]

  1. Pätiqan Sügirbayev (Chinese: zh:帕提汗·苏古尔巴也夫, Kazakh: Пәтіқан Сүгірбаев), November 1954 – June 1955
  2. Jağda Babalıqulı (Kazakh: kk:Жағда Бабалықұлы), June 1955 – February 1957 Acting Act, from May 1958
  3. Qurmanäli Ospanulı (Kazakh: kk:Құрманәлі Оспанұлы), June 1958 – September 1963
  4. Erğalï Äbilqaýırulı (Kazakh: Ерғали Әбілқайырұлы), September 1963 – May 1969
  5. Zhong Liangshu (Chinese: 钟良树,[2] Kazakh: Чұң Лияң Шо), May 1969 – May 1970 (military government)
  6. Wang Zhenzhong (Chinese: 王振中,[2] Kazakh: Уаң Жын Жұң), May 1970 – July 1975 (military government)
  7. Xie Gaozhong (Chinese: 谢高忠,[2] Kazakh: Шие Гау Жұң), July 1975 – September 1975 (military government)
  8. Jänäbil Smağululı (Kazakh: Жәнәбіл Смағұлұлы), September 1975 – February 1978
  9. Qasımbek Seýitjanulı (Kazakh: Қасымбек Сейітжанұлы), March 1979 – April 1983
  10. Dïyar Qurmaşulı (Kazakh: Дияр Құрмашұлы), April 1983 – May 1988
  11. Bekmuxamet Musaulı (Chinese: zh:别克木哈买提·木沙 , Kazakh: Бекмұхамет Мұсаұлы), April 1993 – March 1998
  12. Alpısbaý Raxımulı (Chinese: zh:阿勒布斯拜·拉合木 , Kazakh: Алпысбай Рахымұлы), March 1998 – June 2001
  13. Nurlan Äbilmäjinulı (Chinese: zh:努尔兰·阿不都满金 , Kazakh: Нұрлан Әбілмәжінұлы), March 2002 – January 2003
  14. Qızaýjan Seýilqojaulı (Chinese: zh:柯赛江·赛力禾加, Kazakh: Қызайжан Сейілқожаұлы), March 2003 – November 2007
  15. Mäwken Seýitqamzaulı (Kazakh: Мәукен Сейітқамзаұлы), November 2007 – January 2012
  16. Mänen Zeýnelulı (Chinese: zh:马宁·再尼勒, Kazakh: Мәнен Зейнелұлы), February 2012 – January 2016
  17. Qurmaş Sırjanulı (Chinese: zh:库尔玛什·斯尔江, Kazakh: Құрмаш Сыржанұлы), from February 2016[3][4][5]
  1. ^ "2015 Annual Report" (PDF). China Traditional Chinese Medicine. Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 28 April 2016. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c 伊犁哈萨克自治州地方志编纂委员会 (June 2004). 伊犁哈萨克自治州志 (in Chinese (China)). Urumuqi: Xinjiang People's Publishing House. p. 282. ISBN 7-228-08827-1. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  4. ^ ("Ауыт Мұқибек. О, менің Іле Қазақ облысым!". Абай ақпарат порталы.)
  5. ^ (Дауылбек, ed. (2017-02-05). "Қытайдағы қазақ облсы басшыларының қысқаша өмір баяны, іле қазақ Автономиялы облысы құрылғаннан бергі облыс бастықтарының қысқаша өмір баяны" (in Kazakh). Жүңгө қазақ радио торабы.)


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The assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's China-related articles. While much of the work is done in conjunction with the WP:1.0 program, the article ratings are also used within the project itself to aid in recognising excellent contributions and identifying topics in need of further work.

The ratings are done in a distributed fashion through parameters in the ((WPCHINA)) project banner; this causes the articles to be placed in a set of categories that serves as the basis for an automatically generated worklist.


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The Chinese Collaboration of the Week has been renamed Chinese Collaboration of the Month and has been reactivated as of July 2011

The Chinese Collaboration of the Month seeks to identify particular articles that would benefit from a significant collaborative effort. Every month from July 25 2011, a single article is selected as the focus, and the project attempts to improve it, potentially to Good or Featured Article standards.

Any articles dealing with some aspect of China (except for current featured articles and featured article candidates) are eligible, and everyone is invited to nominate articles.

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The peer review department conducts peer reviews of China-related articles on request; this helps to obtain ideas for further improvement by having contributors who may not have previously worked on particular articles examine them. Project members are invited to submit articles to the department in lieu of using the generic peer review process.

  • Bovet - the first European company to set up a manufacturing corporation in China. Zoticogrillo (talk) 01:00, 14 February 2009 (UTC)[reply]


The translation department of the Chinese WikiProject aims to utilize high-quality non-English material related to China for the goals of the project. This includes both translating articles from and to other-language Wikipedias as well as assisting contributors with non-English sources.

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