Founded in 1954, Higher Education Press (HEP), directly under the Ministry of Education, is a large-scale comprehensive publishing house, whose business covers different levels of education, such as science and technology, humanities, foreign languages, teaching Chinese as the foreign language, vocational and professional education, teacher training, exam preparation etc, which make HEP an important base of the R&D (research & development), production and sales of teaching materials in China.
At present over 2,000 new titles and 5,000 reprint titles come out annually from HEP with the total sales volume of 110 million. HEP's Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language series draws on extensive experience and research in the field. Published in more than 10 languages, this publication's goal is to share Chinese language and culture with people across the globe. With editions that range in nature from long-term education to short-term training, from dictionary definitions to cultural explanations, the textbooks guide the user toward "experiencing Chinese, experiencing happiness, and experiencing Success."