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The 14th Working Conference of the“China Book International”Program Held in Harbin, China Social Sciences Press Is Granted the“Special Contribution Award”



On May 7, 2019, the 14th working conference of the“China Book International” program was held in Harbin. The “China Book International” working group summarized the work in 2018, and fully deployedthe work in 2019. It commended the outstanding 8 member units and granted China Social Sciences Press the “Special Contribution Award” for its “going out” work. During the meeting, Zhao Jianying, president of China Social Sciences Press, gave a keynote speech on “Promoting the Advantages of Philosophy and Social Science Publishing, Telling the Chinese Story and Spreading the Voice of China”, sharing practices and experiences.



President Zhao Jianying first introduced the specific practices of our press in the "going out" work. He said that in recent years, CSSP has carefully planned and published a series of excellent brand books and high-quality theme publications such as "Understanding China", "Chinese System Research", "Concise Reader", "The History of Contemporary Chinese Academic Thoughts " series, which have formed a brand effect, showing the world a real, stereoscopic, comprehensive China. After successfully planning and publishing the "Understanding China" series, we have successively launched the "China System Research” series and the "Concise Reader" series. This is the deepening of the "Understanding China" series focusing on the development of contemporary China. Among them, the "Understanding China" series has published 18 Chinese versions, including Demystifying China’s Economy Development, Great Changes and Social Governance in Contemporary China, The Logic of Economic Reform in China, China’s Democracy Path, Religious Faith of the Chinese, Peaceful Development Path in China, Why Is China Stable: Stories from the Grassroots, etc. Through an objective review and introduction of Chinese roads, theories and systems, this series of books has brought some major issues in China's development process to foreign readers, truly helping them understand China's reality, and achieving effective cultural communication at home and abroad. It also provides high-quality resources for researchers engaged in Chinese research and related fields around the world. The "China System Research" series is the only series that systematically combine and study the Chinese system in China's academic and publishing circles at present. It focuses on the reasons for the historical changes in contemporary China and the analysis of China's successful institutional advantages. The "Concise Reader" series, including A Concise History of China, A Brief Modern Chinese History, Concise Reader of Chinese Culture, etc. are designed to help foreign readers understand "historical China" and "cultural China", and then help them understand the way of thinking and values of contemporary Chinese. These series have produced a wide range of influence and recognition at home and abroad.



China Social Sciences Press strives to build the "CSSP Think Tank" brand, attaches great importance to the results of high-end think tanks, mainly the foreign translation and publishing work of the "National Think Tank Report", and we’ve been also continuously making efforts in the layout of cooperation along the "Belt and Road" while planning the "Belt and Road" research books series, and by now, we’ve achieved rich results. At present, we have planned and published nearly 70 kinds of the “Belt and Road” research series books to serve the “Belt and Road” construction. At the Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation held in Beijing on May 2017 and the T20 meeting in July, 18 Chinese and English versions of think tank products published by our press were welcomed by representatives from various countries. In September 2018, on the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, CSSP launched 18 national and English think tank reports. In November, CSSP sent four Chinese and English think tanks on the theme of "precise poverty alleviation" to the Reform and Opening up and the World Poverty Alleviation Conference, achieving a good response. In April 2019, the Chinese and English versions of The Handbook of the Belt and Road, jointly edited by two distinguished economist from China and the UK, and co-published by CSSP and Routledge, appeared on the second Belt and Road Forum on International Cooperation, sparking the attention of the guests. In June, CSSP will jointly hold the book launch of the English version of The Handbook of the Belt and Road and a forum with the University of Cambridge. With the rich results of the “Belt and Road” research, since 2017, CSSP has cooperated with Paths International Ltd. to plan and publish the China Belt and Road Journal: Research Analysis and Perspectives, which publishes four issues a year and has published six issues at present.


In addition, CSSP also integrates resource advantages, actively explores the “going out” diversified forms, utilizes large-scale international book fairs, holds international forums, and prepares overseas branches to build a new platform for in-depth academic and think tank exchanges between China and foreign countries.


Zhao Jianying emphasized in his speech that only by profoundly learning and understanding President Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era and carrying it into practical work can we effectively make the “going out” work have a higher position, a broader vision and a topic inspiration. At the same time, we must closely focus on the major theoretical and practical issues in China's reform and development, pay close attention to current affairs at home and abroad, and be good at transforming and promoting international concerns into publishing topics, thus strengthening the pertinence of "going out" books.


Zhao Jianying pointed out that to improve the quality and effectiveness of "going out" books, we must focus on the organic integration of the theme publishing, masterpiece publishing, mass publishing and "going out" publishing. He said that making "going out" books into excellent academic products is fundamental to enhancing international academic influence. In the past two years, CSSP has focused on combining the theme publishing, academic publishing, mass publishing and "going out", adhering to the organic combination of "high-end" and "popularity", and has explored a four-in-one publishing product line that link to each other.


Zhao Jianying also mentioned that to do a good job of "going out", institutions and personnel are guarantee. CSSP has set up Major Projects and Think Tank Results Publishing Center and International Cooperation and Publishing Department. The former specializes in the planning, research and publishing of the theme books and the “going out” books, while the latter is responsible for the external promotion of these books. The upstream and downstream production lines of the “going out” book products have achieved the transition from development to landing.


Regarding the current and future "going out" work, Zhao Jianying emphasized that we must first do a good job in the multilingual promotion of Learning "Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for the New Era" Book Series. We’ll continue to focus on multilingual publishing of brand series books and further expand its influence. Based on this, we’re going to carry out various kinds of activities such as Chinese-foreign academic dialogues and seminars, and promote more theme books to “go global”. In addition, we will further innovate overseas marketing models to achieve the transformation of academic publishing from “going out” to “going in”.


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