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Some Chinese wisdom for Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

10 February is an important date this year because it is the first day of the new lunar year, marking the first day in the Chinese New Year. The Chinese calendar names each of the years (in a twelve year cycle) after an animal, and 2013 is the Year of the Snake. Chinese New Year, also […]

The Oxford Chinese Dictionary is online!

Chinese characters

Chinese characters not displaying properly? Oxford University Press is excited to announce the online launch of the Oxford Chinese Dictionary, a landmark publication that has already established itself as the must-have printed companion of students and teachers of Chinese around the world, since it was published in 2010. But how is a Chinese dictionary made? […]

Happy Chinese New Year

Chinese lanterns

Chinese characters not displaying properly? This year the Chinese New Year begins on February 3rd, and people all around the world will be ringing in the year of the rabbit. Scaring away the beast Chinese New Year is a fifteen-day celebration beginning on the second new moon after the winter solstice and ending on the […]

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