维基百科讨论:Guestbook for non-Chinese speakers
Greetings Mandophones 🀄📣,
I am a collector of 方孔錢, and I’ve written and expanded several articles on this subject and subjects related to this in English and Dutch, see w:en:Ryukyuan mon, w:nl:Riukiuaanse mon, w:en:Yuan dynasty coinage, w:en:Liao dynasty coinage, w:nl:Geschiedenis van Chinees muntgeld tijdens de Zuidelijke Song-dynastie, w:nl:Vietnamese văn, w:nl:Koreaanse mun and w:nl:Geschiedenis van Chinees muntgeld tijdens de Qing-dynastie. As these subjects are all inspired by Chinese culture and that thousands of these coins are dug up on a regular basis it would be no surprise that the majority of the literature 📚 and information 🛈 available on these subjects would be in Mandarin-Chinese and other Oriental languages (in my own language 㗂越 we have articles like w:vi:Tiền tệ Đại Việt thời Trần and w:vi:Tiền tệ Việt Nam thời Nguyễn simply because a lot has been written ✍🏻 on those subjects in our own language), and for that reason I come here to ask if there are people that share this interest with me, I am familiar with articles for individual coins here such as 永樂通寶, 開元通寶, and 大定通寶 and I applaud their existence, however the coverage can be better and there is still a lot of information 🛈 on these subjects that is missing. For example I’ve written the Dutch version of the article 半兩, and plan on making one for 五銖, but I’m afraid that the Dutch versions might become larger while there is so much Mandarin-Chinese literature on these subjects.
If anyone else here is just as interested in these subjects as I am feel free to borrow information from other languages or just find books 📚 that you can’t get outside of China (Mainland/Taiwan) that cover a lot of these subjects, the most reliable works we have on these subjects outside of China are from people like Vladimir Belyaev (the Russian Federation), Gary Ashkenazy (the United States of America), and David Hartill (the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) and almost all of their works are translations of Chinese sources or based on earlier translations. It would be of great benefit if the articles covering these subjects on this wiki will be expanded greatly they might “expand over” to other wiki’s (many of which were already added here by Baomi who is also very active on Wikimedia Commons), this is how I plan on adding more information 🛈 from Vietnamese Wikipedia to Dutch Wikipedia and hope that if information 🛈 is added here that it will be made available in many more languages, something I’ve noticed is that there barely seems to be information about the coins of the Yuan Dynasty (元朝) here or even the Liao Dynasty and Western Xia Dynasty as the majority of information on the Khitan and Tangut histories have been written about in Chinese languages.
Another very important thing is that Wikimedia Commons is missing a lot of pictures 📷 of these coins so if anyone owns these coins or lives near a museum that has them, then feel free to upload them to Wikimedia Commons. 😉
I hope that someone interested in these subjects will read this. 🤑