Welcome to the British Library in China

Discover some of the most iconic works of English Literature and explore the worlds in which they were written

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Treasures of the British Library

A selection of ten of the finest literary treasures from our collections

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London in Literature

Explore the diverse ways in which writers have portrayed the city of London

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Crime and Crime Fiction

Why was crime such a popular subject in 19th-century fiction?

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Childhood and Children's Literature

The story of the development of children's literature

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English Literature in Translation

The journey of some of the most iconic works of English literature to China.

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Where Great Writers Gather: Treasures of the British Library

Learn about the iconic works of five great writers through the literary treasures at the British Library

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In Mu Xin's words: Treasures of the British Library

Introducing and exploring the four iconic works on display at Mu Xin Art Museum

Featured works

41 of the most iconic works of English literature

Featured authors

30 of the most famous authors of the English language

Featured articles

69 of the illuminating articles

James Cook: The Voyages

The British Library | 2018/04/27 - 2018/08/28

Explore the stories, art and maps of those who were there. It is 250 years since the Endeavour set sail from Plymouth. Our exhibition tells the story of Captain James Cook’s three world-changing voyages through original documents, many of which were produced by the artists, scientists and sailors on board the ships.

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