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China Social Sciences Press' 40th Anniversary


The China Social Sciences Press recently turned 40. To mark the event, 300 scholars and publishing professionals from around the world gathered in Beijing to celebrate.



The setting up of CSSP came at a key moment when China was adjusting its road ahead, emancipating minds, and was launching the reform and opening up. During the social transformation of the past four decades, CSSP has been a witness and a maker of history. CSSP established itself as the top name for Chinese academic achievements in social sciences, globally. world gathered in Beijing to celebrate.




Recalling how CSSP has grown over the years, Zhao Jianying, the president of CSSP says: "We started with tens of employees, but have more than 200 now. And from the thousands of yuan we earned when we started, we are earning more than 200 billions ($31 billion) now. Additionally, we have published over 20,000 titles." Zhao adds that the publishing house is the source of 276 Chinese titles, mostly academic books on philosophy and social sciences that have been published internationally. It has also introduced more than 200 top Chinese scholars to the international community. Separately, in 2017, CSSP was listed first in a study on influential Chinese publishers when it came to libraries overseas.


The gift of greeting from Mr. William Achauer, the editorial director of Springer Nature




When it comes to the 20 foreign publishers it works with, Springer Nature is a key partner, and the “China Insights” Series which cooperates with Springer Nature has already gained some high impact. With the frequent international cooperation, our foreign cooperative partners begin to respect the intellectual and cultural traditions of CSSP's brand, China is now among the world's strongest and biggest sources of scientific research output, and the share of English language academic literature authored by Chinese researchers is increasing quickly and steadily, and we also trust our editorial insights could bring more and more Chinese excellent works to the world. Speaking about the publisher's global ambitions, Zhao says: "Quality, good topics, authoritative authors, and easy-to-read works are our core aims."


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