Mathemetics and Humanities

About “Mathematics and Humanities” series

The Mathematics and Humanities book series is edited by Prof. Shing-Tung Yau et al, and published by International Press, of Boston, and Higher Education Press, of Beijing. This mathematical science book series is geared primarily for college students, but is also suitable for mathematics instruction in secondary schools. The series is of interest not only to mathematics teachers, students and researchers, but also to a general educated readership. Each volume in the series is a collection of articles, on the broad topics of mathematics, mathematicians, mathematical history, mathematical culture, and mathematical education. The purpose of the series is to:

  • Introduce new developments in mathematics, and to discuss the important role of mathematics in science, economy and society, using plain expository language.
  • Provide an introduction to mathematical history and notable mathematicians, in the form of travel notes, recorded interviews, story-telling, etc.
  • Illustrate the beauty and significance of mathematics, and its relationships to music, literature, and more, in a lively and interesting manner.
  • Explore the controversial issues of mathematical education, by considering various reports and studies.

Editorial Board

Shing-Tung Yau, Kefeng Liu, Lo Yang, Lizhen Ji
Emeritus Editors
Zhexian Wan, Yuan Wang, Zhongci Shi, Minyou Qi, Wenjun Wu, Jingzhong Zhang
Jing Yu, Shaoliang Ma, Renhong Wang, Zeke Wang, Shanping Wang, Zujun Jing, Ye Tian, Keqin Feng, Anjing Qu, Xiping Zhu, Xianjun Liu, Hongwei Xu, Xiaoli Sun, Ji'an Yan, Wenlin Li, Fang Li, Jianhua Li, Jing Yang, Jie Xiao, Jie Wu, Yibing Shen, Yingbo Zhang, Shunyan Zhang, Haichao Zhang, Dianzhou Zhang, Jian Zhou, Fangyang Zheng, Shiu-Yuen Cheng, Zuoxuan Hu, Enyu Yao, Xiangdong Yuan, Pei Gu, Hao Xu, Yuk-Ling Yung, Xuanguo Huang, Ming-Chang Kang, Man-Duen Choi
Deputy Editor
Fang Li, Shanping Wang
Column Chief Editors
Shanping Wang (Mathematician), Keqin Feng (Science of Mathematics), Wenlin Li (History of Mathematics), Yingbo Zhang (Mathematics Education), Dianzhou Zhang (Glamour of Mathematics), Enyu Yao (Application of Mathematics), Hao Xu (Book Review)
Special Contributor
Zeke Wang, Keqin Feng, Zhigang Ji, Wenlin Li, Yingbo Zhang, Zhaohua Jia

Submission and Copyright

Your contribution

  • Must express ideas easily and well, and describe abstract mathematical concepts in clear, succinct language, avoiding specialized language and jargon.
  • Should include vivid illustrations or photographs where appropriate.
  • Must include, as appropriate, a glossaries of unfamiliar terms.
  • Must indicate translations of the names of mathematicians, referring to English Mathematical Vocabulary (edited by Honglin Zhang, Tsinghua University Press).
  • Preferably, should be 5,000 words or fewer in length.


We tend to receive articles which have not been published before. However, if a contribution has been published already, its author or authors must hold the copyright, and must agree in writing to transfer that copyright to the series publishers, Higher Educational Press and International Press of Boston. Copyright, generally speaking, is the sole right to reproduce, publish, and distribute a work, conceded to the publisher by the author through a mutual agreement.

All the articles published in this book series are protected by copyright. Reprint, translation, and publication online, of the articles published in this book series, are forbidden without authorization of the publishers (Higher Educational Press and International Press). After transfer of copyright, the author may, however, post the work on the Internet in accordance with the principle of “fair use.”

Contact Editorial Office

Jianzhong Liu

Morningside Center of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 CHINA

Jing Yang

Beijing Union University, 100101 CHINA
Morningside Center of Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190 CHINA

Chunli Zhao

Center of Mathematical Science, Zhejiang University, 310027 CHINA

Yushan Deng

International Press, Beijing Office

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