The Chinese University Press
As the scholarly publishing division of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University Press (CUP) is a world-class English-Chinese bilingual publisher. Originating from the University Publishing Center founded in 1968, CUP was officially established in 1977, with Dr. Francis K. Pan as the first director.
Over the next four decades, CUP emerged as a distinguished academic publisher with rapidly growing lists of publications in the areas of history, philosophy, literature, translation, contemporary art, political science, sociology, anthropology, education, and medical history. It publishes about 60 new books per year and carries over 2,300 titles on its backlist, over 1,100 of which are still in print. A long list of notable authors has worked with CUP, including Lucien Bianco, Derk Bodde, Gao Xingjian, Patrick Hanan, Hsu Cho-yun, Jao Tsung-I, D. C. Lau, Stuart R. Schram, and Ezra Vogel. CUP’s publications reach readers worldwide through its comprehensive global sales network with sales representation in North America, Europe, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, and India.
Ms. Gan Qi assumed directorship of the press in 2007. Under her leadership, CUP rapidly earned a reputation as a publishing powerhouse in China studies, particularly in the field of 20th-century Chinese history. CUP successfully expanded and diversified its publishing programs by concentrating on building an excellent bilingual editorial team. Initiating new book series and emphasizing high editing and publishing standards, CUP strengthened its strategic importance as a leading academic publisher located in Hong Kong. It simultaneously enhanced its international visibility and impact, both within the scholarly community and beyond. In 2010, Dr. Lin Ying, Assistant Director and Editorial Manager, took charge of the editorial division and the editorship of CUP’s academic journal The China Review. This journal is now a well-recognized SSCI journal in China studies.
CUP has developed partnerships with major international publishers, such as New York Review Books, Columbia University Press, Princeton University Press, The University of Chicago Press, University of Hawaiʻi Press, The State University of New York Press, and Éditions Gallimard. Every year, CUP takes an active part in the Association of Asian Studies annual meeting, Hong Kong Book Fair, Taipei Book Fair, and Beijing Book Fair. It is currently the only Hong Kong member of the Association of University Presses.