Elsevier and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press Publish Collected Works of H.S. Tsien (1938-1956)

Collection of benchmark work in aerodynamics is product of collaboration between Elsevier and leading Chinese academic institution

London, April 16, 2012Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the release, in partnership with Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press, of the Collected Works of H.S. Tsien (1938-1956). Tsien, considered by many to be the greatest Chinese scientist of the past 60 years, began his research in aerodynamics while a student, researcher and academic in the United States.

“Elsevier is pleased to continue its tradition of publishing the works of honored luminaries such as Professor Tsien,” said Y.S. (Youngsuk) Chi, Chairman of Elsevier’s Management Committee and President of the International Publishers Association. “Chinese research will become increasingly important going forward, and Elsevier is committed to being there to support Chinese researchers and to disseminate their findings to the global research community.”

Dr. H. S. Tsien (also known as Dr. Qian Xuesen), is the celebrated leader of the research that produced China's first satellite and made pioneering contributions to many fields, including jet propulsion, engineering cybernetics, physical mechanics and engineering science. This volume collects the scientific works of Tsien and his co-authors, when aeronautic exploration moved from low speed to high speed regimes and astronautic technology took root. Dr. Tsien’s work has been lauded by many Chinese leaders, from Chairman Mao Zedong to President Jiang Zemin and President Hu Jintao.

“We are honored to publish the influential work of one of the world’s legendary scientists,” said Suzanne BeDell, Managing Director, Science and Technology Books, Elsevier. “The work represented in these pages provides a window to a great mind testing the boundaries of science during a period of immense change.”

The announcement was made during a ceremony at the London Book Fair which was attended by, among others, Mr. Binjie Liu, Minister of China’s General Administration of Press and Publication; Mr. Jianmin Han, President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press; Prof. Qingming Tan, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; and Ms. Dexiu Ma, Chairperson of the University Council, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The event was hosted by Mr. Shizhong Fang, Director of Shanghai Press and Publication Administration. Y.S. (Youngsuk) Chi, Chairman of Elsevier’s Management Committee, spoke at the ceremony on behalf of Elsevier.

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About Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversityShanghai Jiao Tong University Press (SJTUP) is the official publishing house of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, one of China’s leading universities and research institutions. It furthers the university’s goals of excellence in academic research, education and spreading knowledge.

SJTUP aims to be a world-class academic and professional information solution provider, offering comprehensive content resources. Working closely with scholars, SJTUP disseminates science and promotes learning for the international academic community, meeting the needs of the full spectrum of researchers, professionals, teachers and students.

SJTUP publishes about 900 monographs, reference titles and textbooks annually covering a wide range of subjects, including natural sciences, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences. Highlights include On the Development of China's Information Technology Industry and Research on Energy Issues in China by former Chinese President Jiang Zemin, Collected Works of H.S. Tsien, A History of Chinese Science and Technology by former President of Chinese Academy of Sciences Lu Yongxiang, Business Aircraft Series edited by Academician Gu Songfen, and the first Chinese edition of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations translated by Yan Fu.

SJTUP is playing an increasingly important role in international publishing activities. It maintains good relationships with many renowned international publishers, conducting copyright trades and co-publishing programs with them, and has spearheaded the drive to introduce Chinese scholars to international academic communities by publishing their English version works.

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