As an integral part of China’s prestigious Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University Press has grown to be one of the country’s leading academic and higher education publishers. With about 3,000 new titles and 20 journals released every year, TUP publishes in a range subject areas, including science, technology and medicine, business and management, humanities and social sciences, foreign-language teaching, and children’s books.

While introducing overseas titles to China, TUP has been commissioning authors around the world and publishing high-quality English academic titles for distribution on the world market. TUP’s titles have been licensed to publishers in the United States, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and elsewhere.

TUP has also developed a digital teaching platform ( for massive open online courses (MOOCs). And its digital publishing portal (, which provides digital books and journals from the press and 20 other publishers, has become a publishing and promotional platform, covering 1,700 universities and 40,000 registered members. TUP is carrying out the transition from being a traditional publisher to becoming an educational resource development and service provider, and it is devoted to building up its brand image internationally.

Seven Thousand Years of Chinese Costume

The most comprehensive book on Chinese costumes to date, with 2,809 color and 574 b&w illustrations. Shortlisted for the Chinese Outstanding Publication Award and supported by the national publication fund, this key book project of China’s 12th five-year plan is a monumental work of historical research and artistic appreciation. It serves as one of the best reference books for designers, artists, collectors, and libraries. The rights have been sold to publishers in Japan and Russia.

Property Law: Paradigms and Theories—Focusing on Explaining the Property Law of People’s Republic of China (two volumes) Winner of the 2014 Chinese Government Award for Publishing, the industry’s highest honor in China. The first volume explains the basic principles of property and property law. It further describes the development of property law and the establishment of China’s property law. The second volume outlines the usufructuary right and discusses its individual subcategories. The real rights for security are also elaborated in this volume. The book provides complete coverage of Chinese property law, with an analysis of cutting-edge topics and a discussion of property law doctrines in the context of the policy and history of China.

Major Chinese Illustrators’ Classic Picture Books (20 volumes) Each of these traditional Chinese fairy tales is a masterpiece by a highly respected Chinese illustrator—the Chinese version of the U.S.’s Little Golden Books series.

Beautiful Chemistry

A winner of the 2015 Vizzies, which celebrate the use of visual media to make scientific research accessible. This collection is based on a Web video of the same name, which examines the stunning beauty of chemical reactions and chemical structures.

East Asia Studies in Modern Context This collection features works of Chinese and international scholars on the history and culture of East Asia. The concept of East Asia is a product of modern times and the Eurocentric imagination. As the world has become globalized since the 19th century, we have accepted the term but have also begun to re-examine what East Asia means. This collection is intended to show the complexity of East Asia in order to allow an open, pluralistic, tolerant, and ethical study of its culture.

Ancient Capitals of China Xi’an, Luoyang, Beijing, Nanjing, Kaifeng, and Hangzhou each once served as the capital city of a united regime or a large regional regime. Although there are many books about the cities’ attractions, there have been considerably fewer studies of their urban planning and architecture. This collection gives an introduction to the cities, from the perspectives of architecture, urban planning, and history, emphasizing their geological conditions and architectural features.

Old City of Beijing: Its Grandeur and Splendors While in his 60s, Chinese artist Liu Hongkuan created a 50-meter-long painting. Based on his childhood memories, field sketches, and research with historical documents, Liu depicts the scenery, figures, and things around Beijing’s central axis. Streets, shops, scenes, old city gates, and walls become alive again in this painting. Regarded as the modern Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival, Liu’s work presents such a magnificent picture that readers can almost touch the history.

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