Monday, June 11, 2012

Chinese Translations of CS:APP

In a recent blog post, I noted that 52% of all copies of the CS:APP that have been sold were in Chinese.  Prof. Yili Gong of Wuhan University did the translations for both the first and second editions of the book.  Prof. Gong has also been a valuable contributor to our errata.

I recently came back from a trip to China, where I gave lectures about CS:APP at both Peking University and Tsinghua University, both of which use the book in their courses.  Looking at our adoptions list, there are only 8 universities in China that we know of using CS:APP as a textbook.  Apparently, the vast majority of copies sold in China are being used by individuals for self study.