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December 11, 2017

A spotlight on... New Year

Exlpore the traditions, folklore, and fun surrounding New Year's celebrations, with featured books, quotations, and blog posts. Read more >

December 11, 2017

A brief history of Chinese literature

Discover the rich literary history of China, that has developed over three millennia. Read more >

December 5, 2017

Ten great writers from China’s long literary history

Discover 10 of China’s greatest writers, from the end of the Zhou dynasty to the twentieth century. Read more >

December 4, 2017

Misattributed quotations: do you know who really said it? [quiz]

Test your knowledge of commonly misquoted phrases. Do you know who said what? Read more >

November 20, 2017

What is Thanksgiving? A Brit’s guide to the holiday

What exactly is Friendsgiving, the fabled “Turkey Trot”, or sweet potato pie? Read more >

November 8, 2017

Fake facts and favourite sayings

From Plato to J.R.R. Tolkien — discover the history of "fake facts" and misattributions. Read more >

October 16, 2017

How does circadian rhythm affect our lives?

Did you know that the circadian rhythms of fruit flies and humans function in similar ways? Read more >

October 12, 2017

Who said what about Margaret Thatcher? [quiz]

Do you know which of these remarks were made by her supporters or opponents? Test your knowledge >

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 >

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