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Special Collections

Oxford Collections

Oxford Handbooks - the world's most trusted source for scholarly research reviews.

As one of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, the Handbook series contains in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field including Archaeology, business and management, classical studies, criminology and criminal justice to law, linguistics, literature, art, neuroscience.


Oxford Handbooks Online is guided by a world-class Editorial Board that bring together the world’s leading scholars to discuss research and the latest thinking on a range of major topics. Each Handbook offers thorough introductions to topics and a critical survey of the current state of scholarship, creating an original conception of the field and setting the agenda for new research.

Access:General loan

Location:Second floor of the library

Oxford - Very Short Introductions

This series published in 1995 by Oxford University Press focused on cultivating the humanistic spirit, covering literature, physics, biology, history, geography, economics, art and design, drama, media and other fields. As a key project of Oxford University Press, the series has expanded into a wide range and became general ideological readings.


Each volume of the series is not just a simple textbook, but a profound and enlightening discussion of the core issues on a specific topic. The authors of each volume combine fact, analysis, innovation, and enthusiasm to make generally obscure topics more readable.

Access:General loan

Location:Library Atrium, first floor

Cultural Special Collections

With an eye to the Chinese and Western perspectives, the collection includes cultural translation series and other well-known books domestic and overseas, covering art, history, literature, science and other multidisciplinary cultural research results.


The cultural special collection aims to build a platform for the cross-cultural communication and mutual learning between Chinese and foreign civilizations, providing a space for Chinese and foreign readers to carry out ideological and cultural exchanges and collision of idea.


Access:In-library Reading

Location:Cultural Special Collection Room on the second floor of the library

Academic Special Collections

The Academic Special Collection Room focuses on the collection of works, scientific research results and other documents of teachers in our campus, as a part of the construction of the campus's characteristic literature resources. It is also of great significance to the preservation and utilization of the campus's academic resource, display and publicity of scientific research results and academic exchanges.


Those outstanding academic achievements of professors and teachers in our campus will definitely be a good guide for readers.

Access:In-library Reading

Location:Academic Special Collection Room on the second floor of the library

Ancient Chinese Paintings

To rescue and popularize the art of Chinese ancient painting, carry forward the traditional Chinese culture, and promote cultural exchanges among countries all over the world, Zhejiang University Press published "Series of Chinese Paintings of Previous Dynasties".


The series contains more than 11600 paintings from Warring States to the Qing Dynasty which were collected by 210 cultural institutions domestic and overseas. In contemporary, it is now the most comprehensive, exquisite and largest publication on ancient Chinese paintings, and a high-end art publication of appreciation, academic value and collection value.

Access:In-library Reading

Location:Library Atrium, first floor