Chinese Social Science Library (CSSL)

Vast eBook library from one of China's premier social sciences publishers

Now available from East View Information Services, the Chinese Social Science Library (CSSL) is a collection of titles published by China Social Sciences Press (CSSP) over the past 40 years. China Social Sciences Press is the central publishing arm of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and one of the top three social sciences publishers in China. CSSL represents the prestigious publishing house’s first-ever digital offering for its wide range of humanities and social sciences titles.

Chinese Social Science Library is the most authoritative full-text database of Chinese social sciences. CSSL titles are written by scholars from major institutions and cover a broad range of topics including philosophy, religion, history, archaeology, literature, art, economics, and politics.

Chinese Social Science Library

Key Stats

  • Archive: 1978-present
  • Language: Simplified Chinese
  • Number of Titles: 14,650
  • Updates: Bimonthly; 100-200 titles added each update
  • Format: Full-image PDF
  • Producer: China Social Sciences Press
  • Platform: China Social Sciences Press

About CSSL

CSSL currently contains over 14,000 books, with plans to ultimately include all China Social Sciences Press titles—more than 30,000 books in total. CSSL is updated bimonthly, with 100-200 titles added each update, or approximately 1,500 new books per year.

Resource types in CSSL include books, reports, pictures, charts, graphs, and more. The interface supports in-browser reading, PDF readers, full-text search, word segmentation search, and advanced and Boolean search.

CSSL is divided into several subject themed sub-libraries, including:

  • Chinese Social Sciences Think Tanks
  • History and Archaeology
  • Economics and Management
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Literature and Art
  • Marxist Theory
  • Chinese Communist Party and Government Studies

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