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Welcome to the Membership Services page of the Society for the Study of Early China.

The Society for the Study of Early China (SSEC) is a scholarly, non-political, and non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in the culture and civilization of China from earliest times down to and including the period of the Han dynasty [AD 220 (CE)].

Established in 1975, the goals of the Society are to further the progress of studies within the field by providing for the cooperative exchange and communication of knowledge and ideas and by encouraging projects critical to the growth of the field. The Society publishes the annual journal Early China as well as the Early China Special Monograph Series.

Membership to SSEC includes a subscription to Early China, including a print copy of the current annual volume and electronic access to current and archival content. Individuals wishing to join the society can do so through the Registration and Membership forms below.

If you have any questions about how to register or purchase your membership, please visit our FAQ page or contact the Cambridge University Press membership services team at or at 1-212-337-5000 (US) or at ++44 (0)1223 326070 (Rest of World).

Individuals wishing to order back volumes of the journal should contact Customer Services directly at 1-800-872-7423/845-353-7500 (US) or at ++44 (0)1223 326070 (Rest of World). Back volumes are available to members at $60 per copy. Current availability includes Vol. 14, Vol. 18, Vol. 28, Vols. 30-32, Vol. 33-34 (double), Vol. 35-36 (double), and Vol. 37. Please identify yourself as an SSEC member when ordering. General inquiries can also be sent to

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