ESEAP Conference 2018/Program/Wikipedia Asian Month Review

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Eric Guan (Wikimedia China User Group)

Length (min)


Audience / Target group

everyone, particularly Wikipedians/Wikimedians who would like join annual Wikipedia Asian Month (WAM)

Session Format

Starting with short presentation on the current status of WAM and opening a discussion to make this project bigger


Wikipedia Asian Month is an annual online edit-a-thon aimed at enhancing understanding among Asian Wikipedia communities. Taking place throughout November 2017, the purpose of Asian Month on the English Wikipedia is to improve the quantity and quality of articles relating to Asian countries. Last year, thousands of articles were contributed in dozens of languages in Wikipedia Asian Month.

As a symbol of friendship between Wikipedia's Asian communities, each participant who creates at least four (4) articles that fulfill the criteria will receive a specially designed Wikipedia postcard from other participating countries. Wikipedians who create the most articles on each Wikipedia will be honored as "Wikipedia Asian Ambassadors".

Desired Outcome

Many more countries will join the Wikipedia Asian Month 2019 Campaign and produce higher number of Asia-related articles

Wikipedia Asian Month Review