These books in the original are famous and authoritative in their respective fields, and their English translations are masterworks produced by notable translators both at home and abroad. Each book is carefully compiled and translated with minute precision. Consequently, the English versions as well as their Chinese originals may be rated as classics. They play important roles in introducing Chinese culture, politics and economy to the outside world in an all round and accurate way. We believe that this series of outstanding works, containing fine illustrations, will help the readers acquire a broad understanding of China's cultural classics and literary works in an attractive and entertaining manner, while assisting in the study of the two languages.