Global Century Press
Global Century Press (GCP), founded in 2014, is the first publisher in the world dedicated to publishing social scientific and humanities academic and popular books bilingually, focusing on studies of China in global and comparative perspectives, Chinese perspectives of the world or human knowledge, and non-Chinese perspectives of China in a global context.
GCP publishes a range of publications, from academic journals, edited volumes, selected conference papers and theme-based articles, to research monographs, book series, teaching and learning materials on Chinese for social sciences, and reference books, printed mostly in colour. The works are published in various forms, such as print, electronic versions, video, audio, on the internet and on the mobile internet.
House Style Guide
This guide to our house style is designed to take your work from initial manuscript to final publication with a minimum of fuss. Our style broadly follows APA 7th edition but has evolved over time through our growing experience of dual language editing and typesetting. Earlier publications (before 2023) may not follow all of the current guide’s specifications.
The GCP House Style Guide is divided into three parts. Part I sets out guidelines for submitting your manuscript to us. Part II sets out style guidelines for writing and formatting your manuscript, and the best way to provide text, images and diagrams to us. Part III explores GCP’s dual language styles and rules, developed with both English and Chinese academics, graphic designers, editors and proofreaders over the last few years, and offers an example of the dual language information (a service unique to GCP) which is displayed at the end of each book.
As a subsidiary company of Global China Academy (the UK-based independent worldwide fellowship that encourages comprehensive studies on China in the social sciences and humanities) the bilingual publications of Global China Press serve the purposes of disseminating related academic research, knowledge transfer and public education globally.
GCP’s dual language styles and rules have been developed with both English and Chinese academics, graphic designers, editors and proofreaders over the last few years. They reached their most up-to-date form in the book China and the Shared Human Future: Exploring Common Values and Goals, by Martin Albrow, edited by Xiangquan Chang, which was formally launched at the London Book Fair 2022. GCP is applying its house style to all published journals and books and making them available in paper form by submitting them to the UK’s deposit libraries and online by submitting them to Crossref. GCP dual language information is displayed at the end of each book. This service forms a feature of GCP’s publication.
We were involved in arrangements for the London Book Fair in 2012 when CCPN (predecessor of CCPN Global and Global China Academy) was based at LSE. Having established Global Century Press in 2014, we have since continued to have a presence and an event at the London Book Fair each year.
Global China Academy, on the one hand, is interested in activities with China in comparative perspective include self-organized activities and other related activities worldwide; on the other hand, it participates in activities of a different nature owing to its academic and social missions. Furthermore, GCA also pay attention to social sciences and humanities studies on China.