|Formation||May 7, 1977|
CCP Committee Secretary and President
|Subsidiaries||China Social Sciences Press|
|Affiliations||State Council of the People's Republic of China|
Ministry of State Security (15th Bureau)
The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) is a Chinese state research institute and think tank based in the People's Republic of China.
CASS is under the auspices of the State Council of the People's Republic of China. CASS houses the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, which later became the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.[non-primary source needed]
The Institute of Taiwan Studies at CASS is under the control of the Fifteen Bureau of the Ministry of State Security.
According to Chen Daoyin, a former professor at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, CASS "is not so much an academic institution but a body to formulate party ideology to support the leadership."
The CASS was established in May 1977, based on the 14 research units of the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, with the aim of promoting the development of philosophy and social sciences, under the instruction of Deng Xiaoping. The first president was Hu Qiaomu. In 2022, Gao Xiang was appointed Chinese Communist Party Committee Secretary and president of CASS.
The Dictionary Editing Office of the Institute of Linguistics edits Xiandai Hanyu Cidian.
The predecessor of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences was the Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, established in 1955.
As of 2012[update], CASS has over 3,200 resident scholars. As of November 2020, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences has 6 university departments, 42 research institutes, 6 functional departments, 5 directly affiliated institutions, and 3 directly affiliated companies. Of its functional departments, five are focused on research.
The China Social Sciences Publishing House was established on 14 June 1978, under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
The China Social Sciences Press (Chinese: 中国社会科学出版社; pinyin: Zhōngguó Shèhuì Kēxué Chūbǎnshè) was established in June 1978 under the auspices of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and has published over 8,000 books since its inception.
Source: China Social Science Network
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China issued its first policy related to academic ethics on May 30th, 2018, together with the State Council...the new policy clarified that a high-level management system for scientific research integrity with clear responsibilities and efficient coordination should be established, requiring that the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) be responsible for the overall coordination and guidance of scientific research integrity in the fields of natural sciences, philosophy, and social sciences.