Zhonghua Book Company

The headquarters of Zhonghua Book Company in Fuzhou Road, Shanghai, China in 1916.
Chunghwa store in Kwun Tong District, Hong Kong.

Zhonghua Book Company (simplified Chinese: 中华书局有限公司; traditional Chinese: 中華書局有限公司; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Shūjú Yoǔxìan Gōngsī), formerly spelled Chunghwa, is a Chinese publishing house that focuses on the humanities, and especially on classical Chinese works. Its headquarters are located in Beijing.


The company was founded in Shanghai in 1912-01-01 as the Shanghai Chunghwa Book Company (上海中華書局有限公司) by Lubi Kui, a former manager of the Commercial Press, another Shanghai-based publisher that had been established in 1897. From the year of its foundation to the birth of the People's Republic of China in 1949, it published about 5,700 titles, excluding reprints.[1]

Chunghwa's punctuated editions of the Twenty-Four Histories have become standard. The publishing project, which started in 1959 on a suggestion by Mao Zedong, was completed in 1977. A revised edition of the entire set integrating the most recent scholarship on the Histories is being prepared.[2]


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