Announcing a New Partnership to Publish Early China

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As of 2014, Cambridge University Press and the Society for the Study of Early China partner to publish Early China journal.

Cambridge University Press and the Society for the Study of Early China Announce New Partnership

Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce that it will begin publishing Early China in 2014. The official publication of the Society for the Study of Early China(SSEC), Early China is the only English-language journal to focus solely on China’s culture and civilization from the earliest era through the period of the Han dynasty (220 CE).

The journal is truly interdisciplinary in scope, publishing peer-reviewed articles on Chinese archaeology, history, philosophy, religion, philology, art history, and paleography among other fields. A unique aspect of the journal is the regular publication of articles on early Chinese writing and research which make use of paleographic materials. SSEC now partners with Cambridge to foster the best in scholarship and to bring this excellent journal to the widest possible readership.

Early China will now be available in a fully searchable electronic format in addition to print. 2014 library subscriptions will include online access back to Volume 32 (2008-2009). Volumes 1 through 31 (1975-2007) will be available through the Cambridge Journals Digital Archive. Member subscriptions will include online access to all prior volumes, as well as to all 2014 articles as each is published online during the course of the year.

“We are delighted to partner with Cambridge University Press to publish Early China. Early China has been publishing in-depth research of the highest quality as an independent print-only journal for almost forty years. Today, with so many new archaeological discoveries, including ancient texts, Early China Studies has become an extraordinarily dynamic, inter-disciplinary research field. We will now have access to the most modern digital technology and the global reach of the Cambridge Journals network. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship,” said Professor Sarah Allan, the journal’s editor.

“We are privileged to have been entrusted with the future of Early China and we look forward to working with the dedicated editorial team to bring the journal to a broader global audience,” said Simon Ross, Managing Director, Cambridge Journals. “We can offer Early China a bright future as part of one of the world’s leading academic journals lists, extending the best in platform technology to all SSEC members and subscribers.”

Early China will be hosted on Cambridge’s cutting-edge electronic platform, Cambridge Journals Online, which will provide increased usability, functionality, and many new features to enhance and optimize article usage.

For more information, please visit the Journal’s website:

Publicity Contact: Ann H. Avouris, Senior Editor, HSS Journals – aavouris(at)cambridge(dot)org

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About the Society for the Study of Early China (SSEC)

The Society for the Study of Early China is a scholarly, non-political, and non-profit professional organization open to all persons interested in the culture and civilization of China from earliest times down to and including the period of the Han dynasty [AD 220 (CE)]. Established in 1975, the goals of the Society are to further the progress of studies within the field by providing for the cooperative exchange and communication of knowledge and ideas and by encouraging projects critical to the growth of the field. The Society publishes the annual journal Early China as well as the Early China Special Monograph Series and maintains the Early China website.

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Cambridge University Press publishes over 300 renowned, peer-reviewed journals, including journals published on behalf of over 100 learned societies, which form the latest in research and discovery across a range of topics. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields and together they form one of the most valuable and comprehensive collections of research available today.

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