October 2014

Oxford Announces Partnership with Berkshire Publishing Group: New Title Now Available

Oxford is pleased to announce a new distribution partnership with Berkshire Publishing Group to offer the electronic edition of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography through Oxford Reference Library.




This publication represents the work of more than one hundred internationally recognized experts from nearly a dozen countries. It makes the entire span of Chinese history manageable by introducing the reader to emperors, politicians, poets, writers, artists, scientists, explorers, and philosophers who have shaped and transformed China over the course of five thousand years.

In 135 entries, ranging from 1,000 to 8,000 words and written by some of the world's leading China scholars, the Dictionary takes the reader from the important (even if possibly mythological) figures of ancient China to Communist leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping.

The work features a range of appendices, including a timeline of key events, a pronunciation guide, a bibliography, lists of rulers and other prominent people, and other supplemental materials for students of Chinese history and culture.

This title is available for institutions by title-by-title perpetual access. 

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