Pishu database is produced by Social Sciences Academic Press (China), which belongs to Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the premier national academic research organization in the People’s Republic of China for the study in the fields of philosophy and social sciences. SSAP has been devoted to publishing this annual investigation report ─ Pishu series ─ since 1985, such as: the Blue Pishu for industry development, the Green Pishu for agriculture and ecology, the Yellow Pishu for international relations and world economy, and so on.
Since Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) is affiliated with the PRC’s State Council, it is regarded as the official think bank of China authorities. The wealthy collection of Pishu series produces extensive researches on different industries and from different disciplines every year. Because the regional and national survey are done by academic professionals and industrial experts, it often provides the objective view, critical analysis and future prediction to the governments in order to make better policies.
Pishu database comprises 194,000 papers, 297 academic fields, 710 million characters, 36,000 record, 0.55 million diagram and pictures, and more than 10,000 books. This database keep updating its collection under 6 sub-databases, which focuses on society, economy, industry, region development, culture and international issues respectively. Pishu series was considered as the top think bank in Asia by the Foreign Policy magazine. It’s the best research tool to analyse the progression and ongoing changes of contemporary China.