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September 25, 2017

A spotlight on... China

Delve into the history and philosophy of China on Oxford Reference, with sample articles, quotations, featured books, and blog posts. Read more >

September 21, 2017

What's new in September 2017

This month, A Dictionary of Chinese Literature, and the 5th edition of Oxford Essential Quotations have been added to the site. Read more >

September 12, 2017

Which reptile are you? [quiz]

Reptiles are fascinating animals that play a large role in our popular fiction. Read more >