Introduction to Lucien Wang
This is the introductory page to our wiki on Lucien Wang. At the moment, I've formatted this page as an introductory guide to help you begin to enter information on the wiki. You can edit text by pressing the "edit" button in the top right corner: note that you'll need to log in first to access this. You'll be assigned a page to work on as a group, and you can also add "child" pages if necessary. One thing, though--keep formatting fairly simple. At some time we'll be porting your work to Wikipedia, and if things formatting is kept simple it'll be easier to do this.
In order to keep the wiki from getting too chaotic, can I suggest the following house rules:
- Initially, at least, edit only the page you have been assigned to, and, if you want to add pages, add them as what I think the software calls "child pages" -- i.e. sub-pages linked to your page.
- When you have done the editing, if it's at all major, add a comment explaining the edit you've made in the comment box (immediately) below the editing space on the page. This will help us keep track of edits.
- You'll be dealing with material from the Lucien Wang archive, and one very important thing will be for us to keep track of where the reference comes from, so that any of your classmates can track down a reference to a specific press clipping, letter, or other artifact.I suggest that we follow the organizational system given in the document entitled "NAFA Received Lucien Wang's Donation" which Sandy provided for us, and add the letter numbers from the listings in the folder Here are some imaginary sample references:
- Letter: Zhou Enlai to Lucien Wang, 4 May 1932: C/N 6 English L023
- Newspaper article: "Music Teacher Honoured by Pupils," Straits Times 4 November 1964, p. 2: CN/6 English A003
- Passport: Republic of China, Issued 3 January 1941: C/N16
- Feel free also to bring in outside material, suitably referenced. Sources you might consult are Factiva.com ?(accessed through the library web site) and NewspapersSG (accessed through the National Library Web site) For a few selected documents you need to go there to read the documents in their entirety but do remember that the National Library, on Victoria Street, is only a few mere from NAFA!
- In addition to the subject pages to which you've been assigned, there are two more pages: Sandbox & Info Hub. The Sandbox is for you to try out editing if you want to experiment with the editing tools without damaging work you've already done. The information exchange is a place where you can put information which, while not directly relevant to your own topic, might be of help to someone else.
We'll also keep a FAQ list here, which we can use to help each other:
1. How can I write in Chinese Characters in the Wiki?
I had a go with this and it seems to work in my Mac if I simply change the settings from American English to IATBC Chinese. But Windows users might want to check this also works. PJH