China Social Science Press (CSSP) is a national level publisher, sponsored by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. It specialises in academic publications, especially in the field of philosophy, humanities and social sciences. According to Chinese Book Citation Index (CBKCI), produced by NanJing University (Institute for Chinese Social Sciences Research and Assessment), CSSP was ranked 4th among other 600 publishing houses in China. Furthermore, CSSP was ranked 1st as the most influential Chinese library oversea, based on the report by Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). In 2018, CSSP decided to compile its supreme publications to produce the digital database—Chinese Social Sciences Library.
This database accommodates enormous publications, including : 17000 books, 0.81 million record, 1.32 million images and 6.5 billion characters. The collection has wide rage of academic resource from philosophy, religion, history, archaeology, literature, art, population, society, ethnic groups of boarder, politics, law, business management, to education and communication. Apart from the collection of humanities and social sciences, it also compiles the publications from other disciplines, such as : natural science, mathematical science, chemistry, astronomy, medicine, sanitation, industrial technology and so on.