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The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), is a Chinese research institute and think tank with historical origins in the
Academia Sinica Academia Sinica (AS, la, 1=Academia Sinica, 3=Chinese Academy; ), headquartered in Nangang, Taipei, is the national academy of Taiwan (Republic of China). It supports research activities in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from mathemati ...
during the Republic of China era. The institution is the premier, comprehensive national academic research organization in the
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for the study in the fields of philosophy and social sciences, with the obligation of advancing and innovating in the scientific research of philosophy, social sciences and policies. It was described by ''
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. CASS is under the auspices of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.


History

The CASS was established in May 1977, based on the 14 research units of the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the
Chinese Academy of Sciences Chinese can refer to: * Something related to China China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the List of countries and dependencies by population, world's most populous country, with a populat ...
, with the aim of promoting the development of philosophy and social sciences, under the instruction of
Deng Xiaoping Deng Xiaoping (, ; ; Wade–Giles: Teng Hsiao-ping; born Xiansheng (); courtesy name Xixian (); 22 August 1904 – 19 February 1997) was a Chinese revolutionary and statesman who served as the paramount leader of the China, People's Republic of C ...

Deng Xiaoping
. The first president was Hu Qiaomu, and the current president is Xie Fuzhan. The quantity of scholars participating in academic exchanges has gone from dozens of people divided into 10 batches in 1979, to over 4,100 people divided into 1398 batches in 1995. In the meanwhile, CASS has established a constructive relationship with over 200 research organizations, academic communities, institutions of higher learning, foundations and related government departments, covering more than 80 countries and regions. The Dictionary Editing Office of the Institute of Linguistics edits A Dictionary of Current Chinese. The predecessor of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences was the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences established in 1955.


Structure

CASS currently has over 3,200 resident scholars. As of November 2020, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has 6 university departments, 42 research institutes, 6 functional departments, 5 directly affiliated institutions, and 3 directly affiliated companies. Of its functional departments, five are focused on research.


Predecessor

The China Social Sciences Publishing House was established on 14 June 1978 under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.


Publishing house

The China Social Sciences Press () was established in June 1978 under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and has published over 8,000 books since its inception.


List of presidents

# Hu Qiaomu (): 1977–1982 #Ma Hong (): 1982–1985 #Hu Qiaomu: 1985–1988 #Hu Sheng (): 1988–1998 #Li Tieying (): 1998–2003 #Chen Kuiyuan (): 2003–2013 #Wang Weiguang (): April 2013 – March 2018 # Xie Fuzhan (): March 2018 – Incumbent ''Source: China Social Science Network''


See also

*
Academia Sinica Academia Sinica (AS, la, 1=Academia Sinica, 3=Chinese Academy; ), headquartered in Nangang, Taipei, is the national academy of Taiwan (Republic of China). It supports research activities in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from mathemati ...
*
Chinese Academy of Sciences Chinese can refer to: * Something related to China China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the List of countries and dependencies by population, world's most populous country, with a populat ...
* Hanlinyuan, Imperial Hanlin Academy * Scientific publishing in China


References


External links


Official website

Official website
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