Introduction of the Architecture Branch of
Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press
Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press was founded in 1980, which is an important university publishing directly administered by the Ministry of Education of the PRC and was a publishing base for science and engineering textbooks. It’s one of the national few comprehensive publishing presses with publishing entitlement for books, audio-visual products, E-journals and network publications.
The Architecture Branch of Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press was found in 2005, which specializes in the publishing of architectural books. As the medium between readers who are our Gods and authors who are our friends, the press adores the value of specialization, characterization and ingeniousness. Until now, the press has involved in many publishing aspects, including textbooks and reference books for undergraduates and vocational college students major in civil engineering and architecture, and books for architectural design, interior design, engineering budget and management, municipal projects and city construction, city planning and landscape design, building construction and equipment installment, architectural practice qualification tests and graphic design, etc. The press publishes more than 400 kinds of books per year, whose developmental speed and scale astonish the whole publishing industry. The power of the branch has made it one of the leading publishers in the architectural field in China.
The scientific management style, advanced operation philosophy and scrupulous behavior attract lots of excellent authors from China, Europe and America, all of these lay a solid foundation for the press’s publishing career. With the increase of variety of books with regard to interior design, architecture design and landscape design, the book quality has gained more and more approval from people in the same industry and some books have been released to many other areas such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, and countries such as Korea, Singapore, India, Egypt, Spain, German and America, etc.
As to the copyright cooperation, the Architecture Branch has established close ties with publishing houses from Spain, German, Switzerland, Italy, France, Britain, America, Japan, etc. While introducing high-quality books from abroad, the branch promotes and popularizes excellent architectural books to the whole world, making great contributions to the international cultural and economic communication. Most of the illustrated books are designed with both Chinese and English version to make them accessible to the international book market as well as convenient for the distribution at home. The branch has also started the work of exporting copyrights of books involving interior design, architectural design, landscape design, garden plants, architectural culture, etc.
It takes ten years to grow trees but a hundred years to educate people. The Architecture Branch of Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press will be dedicated to disseminating and promoting advanced technology and excellent culture and never stop working hard for the publications undertakings.