Cambridge University Press

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The Cambridge University Press (also briefly CUP is called) a university publisher and part of the University of Cambridge in England . The company is headquartered in Cambridge , but the approximately 1,800 employees are spread across 60 branches worldwide . In October 2019, Cambridge University Press had over 50,000 titles on offer, with 2500 new standard book numbers being added every year . The publisher publishes over 250 science journals .


The publishing house received the rights to print books from Henry VIII in 1534 , making it the world's oldest, continuously existing publisher. Cambridge University Press, with Oxford University Press, is one of two privileged presses with the right to print the King James Bible .

The publisher's authors include John Milton , William Harvey , Isaac Newton , Bertrand Russell, and Stephen Hawking .

A big stir was the fact that the magazine The China Quarterly (CQ) , published by Cambridge University Press, temporarily blocked access to 315 articles of its online edition for readers in the People's Republic of China in 2017 due to "inquiries" from the Chinese authorities . The banned articles dealt with sensitive issues for the Chinese Communist Party , including the Great Leap Forward- triggered famine with an estimated 45 million victims, the Cultural Revolution , the Tian'anmen massacre and the 2014 Hong Kong protests . Scientists criticized the lockdown as self-censorship .


  • Michael Black: Cambridge University Press 1584-1984 . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2000, ISBN 0-521-66497-7 .
  • David McKitterick: A History of Cambridge University Press: Volume 1, Printing and the Book Trade in Cambridge . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1992, ISBN 0-521-30801-1 .

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Individual evidence

  1. Cambridge University Press homepage , accessed October 14, 2019.
    Cambridge University Press . In:, accessed October 14, 2019.
  2. ^ Michael Black: Cambridge University Press, 1584-1984 . Cambridge University Press, 2000, ISBN 0-521-66497-7 .
  3. Cambridge University Press (CUP) removed 315 articles in The China Quarterly from its mainland website upon request from China. In: China heute , vol. 36 (2017), p. 151.
  4. List of the articles temporarily blocked by The China Quarterly , accessed on November 12, 2017.
  5. Tom Philipps: Cambridge University Press accused of 'selling its soul' over Chinese censorship. Academics and activists decry publisher's decision to comply with a Chinese request to block more than 300 articles from leading China studies journal . In: The Guardian , August 19, 2017, accessed November 12, 2018.