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  • Final chapter for our book on Football just arrived: Women on the Gridiron!

    Gertrud Pfister is a renowned scholar of sports and a long-time colleague here at Berkshire Publishing. (Gertrud and I were coauthors on the International Encyclopedia of Women and Sports, published by Macmillan.) She has just sent her chapter "Challenging the Gender Order: Women on the Gridiron," and this paragraph explains the challenge she took on: Being aware The post Final chapter for our boo...

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  • The miracle of what we do: a note about global networking

    I read a line in Remote: Office Not Required, a book about remote working by the founders of 37Signals, and laughed. They wrote, "So when in doubt or down about hitting a roadblock with remote work, just think, At least I'm not trying to corral and merge the work of 3,000 people across the globe on a single The post The miracle of what we do: a note about global networking appeared first on Berks...

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  • REVIEW Emotional Diplomacy by Todd Hall

    Diplomacy and international relations are clearly a complex area. This is logical enough. Relations between two single people are enough to have inspired a large swathe of diverse literature. Magnify that by hundreds of thousands into the millions and you get the picture. It’s complicated. Todd Hall’s Emotional Diplomacy (Cornell 2015) starts off with a […] The post REVIEW Emotional Diplomacy by T...

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  • REVIEW The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker

    Almost exactly two decades ago when I began my somewhat short-lived (eight years) stint as a member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, I had an encounter with my first boss – a much stressed out mandarin, who made the comment one day that he had “no idea what most people did during their working […] The post REVIEW The Mezzanine by Nicholson Baker appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

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  • REVIEW Albert Angelo by B.S. Johnson

    B.S. Johnson was an alumni of King’s College London. I wasn’t aware of this before I looked up something about his background after rereading Albert Angelo (Picador 2013, originally published by Constable & Robinson 1964). Until a decade ago he was largely forgotten, before the novelist Jonathan Coe (2004) did a long and well-received biography […] The post REVIEW Albert Angelo by B.S. Johnson app...

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  • REVIEW The Letters of Samuel Beckett 1966-1989 by Samuel Beckett

    Filling the hours of torpor and inertia brought on by a mild but debilitating cold by reading the final volume of Samuel Beckett’s Letters 1966-1989 (Cambridge University Press 2016) was perhaps not the most straightforward way to maintain good spirits. But in the end, this monumental, scrupulously edited final volume (three have appeared before) worked well. […] The post REVIEW The Letters of Sam...

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  • REVIEW The Path by Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh

    One of the great pities about the resurrection of Confucius in contemporary China after his demise under the Maoist fire of the Cultural Revolution is that his philosophy has been so heavily politicised, it has ended up being deeply unattractive. Harvard historian of China Michael Puett and journalist Christine Gross-Loh in The Path (Simon & […] The post REVIEW The Path by Michael Puett and Christ...

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  • Do we need more science education? How big history explains climate change

    A major barrier to effective international action is skepticism about climate change in the United States, the richest and most powerful country in the world, and the country with the largest scientific establishment and the largest number of Nobel Prize winners. This skepticism baffles many. It is true that powerful interests have conducted a well-funded […] The post Do we need more science educa...

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  • What is science anyway?

    David Christian, Macquarie University; WCU Professor, Ewha Womans University, Seoul This article is adapted from the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History. The English word science derives from the Latin scire, “to know.” In many languages, the word science or its equivalents can be used broadly to mean “a systematic body of knowledge that guides our relations […] The post What is science anyway...

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  • Leaving Western Civ Behind by William H. McNeill

    William H. (Bill) McNeill (1917-2016) continued to write for decades after his retirement from the University of Chicago. He published several books, including The Human Web, with his son J. R. McNeill, and an autobiography called The Pursuit of Truth. In that book he details his experiences on the 1992 Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission. Bill was no […] The post Leaving Western...

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  • 5 Things Western editors and publishers can do to become China-ready

    Learn some Chinese history and familiarize yourself with key concepts. To help, we’ve just made the ebook of our acclaimed primer, This Is China: The First 5,000 Years, available free through Flexpub. The book’s final chapter provides a summary of the most important Chinese concepts, including guanxi 关系 (networking) and mianzi 面子 (face). Read Chinese book catalogs in English. The […] The post 5 Th...

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  • Chinese app saves hours a day and improves relationships

    April fool! In spite of all the promise of artificial intelligence and the huge amount of data being collected and crunched, the ideas in our April Fool’s Day email are just a joke. You’re still going to devote all too much time to Facebook. We spun a similar April Fool’s story in in 2005 with […] The post Chinese app saves hours a day and improves relationships appeared first on Berkshire Publish...

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  • London Book Fair launch for Berkshire, ECPH, China Publishing Group

    This post is about the partnership launch held on 15 March at the London Book Fair and also sets out my observations about developments in the realm of Chinese publishing, along with advice for Western publishing professionals who’d like to be China-ready. All my worlds came together at the London Book Fair this month and […] The post London Book Fair launch for Berkshire, ECPH, China Publishing G...

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  • The Origins of Berkshire Publishing’s Chinese Name, 宝库山

    When I meet someone Chinese, in Beijing or New York or London, they often exclaim over our name. Publishers tell me how exactly right its meaning – “treasure mountain library” – is, especially for a press known for encyclopedias on global topics. I explain that 宝库山 was carefully crafted by a group of friends who […] The post The Origins of Berkshire Publishing’s Chinese Name, 宝库山 appeared first on...

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  • A 45th anniversary that matters today: the Shanghai Communiqué

    Today is the 45th anniversary of the signing, in China, of the “Shanghai Communiqué,” the first of three agreements that established the”one-China” policy and provided a foundation for US-China relations that continues to this day. The Shanghai Communiqué is a remarkable document that I think of often as I work with Chinese publishing colleagues. Everyone seems […] The post A 45th anniversary that...

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  • Completing the circle begun under DENG Xiaoping in 1980

    This article was published during the London Book Fair in the Chinese publishers’ newspaper: Berkshire Publishing Group has a Chinese name, 宝库山, carefully crafted by a group of friends who understood my vision for the company. We’ve become known, I’m happy to say, for our award-winning books about China, and for publications on world history, […] The post Completing the circle begun under DENG Xia...

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  • US-China partnership and launch of International Editorial Center

    We are thrilled to announce the launch of one of the largest publishing initiatives to be undertaken by a US and Chinese partnership. While the relationship between the United States and China is more uncertain than at any time in decades, the personal and economic ties between our countries are strong, and growing stronger. Young Americans […] The post US-China partnership and launch of Internati...

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  • The Opossum

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  • While the US EPA is still rational about global warming

    We’ve been downloading information about climate change from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website because it could soon be gone.  On his first day in office, President Trump had climate change information removed from the White House website. So far, the EPA still has scientists on staff. Here are some sections from the Basic Information […] The post While the US EPA is still ratio...

  • While the US EPA is still rational about global warming

    We’ve been downloading information about climate change from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website because it could soon be gone.  On his first day in office, President Trump had climate change information removed from the White House website. So far, the EPA still has scientists on staff. Here are some sections from the Basic Information […] The post While the US EPA is still ratio...

  • Lunar New Year: Happy Year of the Rooster!

    May you have good luck in the Year of the Rooster! 祝您鸡年快乐!恭祝大家新年快乐、鸡 (吉)祥如意. The post Lunar New Year: Happy Year of the Rooster! appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

  • Ice Crystals

    The post Ice Crystals appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

  • Food Strategy

    Bald eagles can range widely during the winter in their search for food. They are serious scavengers often feeding on road kills or discarded deer carcasses. When food is the issue they may be aggressive to other eagles or any competition. Immature and sub-adult eagles are mottled brown and may be mistaken for golden eagles. […] The post Food Strategy appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

  • Winter Streams

    The post Winter Streams appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

  • Ice Designs

    Ice as thin and breakable as glass sometimes remains after a shallow layer of water drains away. Dark-colored objects near or above the surface readily absorb sunlight and the resulting heat melts the ice around the object leaving an impression. It may be simple or an intricate design as with these river bulrush stems. The post Ice Designs appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

  • Tree Sparrow

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  • How Berkshire Publishing Went to China

    When I got back from my first trip to China in 2001, I found a stepladder and stapled a set of Beijing Olympics bid posters to the wall outside our office. A few months later, the International Olympic Committee announced that Beijing had won, and would be the host of the 2008 Games. I think […] The post How Berkshire Publishing Went to China appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

  • A Handsome White-tailed Buck

    The post A Handsome White-tailed Buck appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

  • Evening Light Thunderstorms

    If you think you have seen every possible type of weather, you have not and never will. Most weather systems seem to come in gradually and move from west to east across the country. Last Monday a front line of thunderstorms formed in eastern Iowa. It was very narrow, about one county wide, but was […] The post Evening Light Thunderstorms appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

  • Translation Rights Available, December 2016

    Hot topics include big history, women and leadership, major Chinese classics, and much more from the US’s leading publishers on cutting-edge global issues. Click here to email Kara Lozier with your credentials in order to obtain a prepublication proof copy for review. Please be sure to specific which of the books you would like to have for […] The post Translation Rights Available, December 2016 a...

  • Brexit, TPP, and the UK-China Relationship

    Kerry Brown discusses Brexit, UK-China relations, and how the anti-globalization mood evident today is likely to affect Chinese politics, both domestically and internationally. He presents a realistic but generally positive view of the opportunities for research and collaboration. This podcast will be useful to teachers, scholars, and business professionals concerned about China’s role in the […] ...

  • Teaching Big History

    Cynthia Stokes Brown discusses how she teaches big history in this episode of Berkshire Bookworld. As she discussed last week, in “An Introduction to Big History,” big history incorporates many disciplines, from cosmology and chemistry to archaeology and history. Join us today to find out how to bring all these aspects of big history into your […] The post Teaching Big History appeared first on Be...

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Generated 7 months ago

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  • Frost Asters

    Asters are fall flowers that come in all sizes and grow in a wide variety of moisture conditions in woodland and prairie habitats and other sorts of wild places. All are favorites for butterflies and a host of other insects such as this bumblebee on frost asters. My observations indicate that insects prefer wild asters […] The post Frost Asters appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

  • Frost Asters

    Asters are fall flowers that come in all sizes and grow in a wide variety of moisture conditions in woodland and prairie habitats and other sorts of wild places. All are favorites for butterflies and a host of other insects such as this bumblebee on frost asters. My observations indicate that insects prefer wild asters […] The post Frost Asters appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.

Berkshire Publishing Group

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 8 months ago

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  • Recipes & Greetings for the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋快乐

    The burly customs officer was talking to a Chinese couple when I approached the final barrier at Newark Airport last September. My long white US customs declaration form.was flapping and I was eager to hand it over and get the PATH train home. What was he quizzing them about? It was obvious from their faces that they did not […]

  • A Mooncake Recipe from the Qing Dynasty

    …continued from Recipes & Greetings for the Mid-Autumn Festival 中秋快乐 Another food book we’ll be publishing soon is the first English edition of a famous culinary manual, the Suiyuan Shidan. Our title is Recipes from the Garden of Contentment, and I went to translator Sean Chen to see if the author, the famous Qing dynasty […]

  • Books on the shelf, books as a lifeline

    When I moved back to America in 1992, I brought two small children, a desk that had belonged to T. S. Eliot, and a whole lot of books. The kids came with me, by plane, but the books and the desk went by boat. The kids and I had dropped into rural life in upstate […]

  • REVIEW Second-Hand Time

    Like most of the rest of the human race that took notice, the announcement last year that the Belorussian journalist Svetlana Alexievich had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature left me totally clueless as to who she was and what she had written. Since then, I’ve managed to read through her account published in […]

Berkshire Publishing Group

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Generated 8 months ago

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  • Young Ring-necked Pheasants

    One can see the maturing red plate of an adult ring-necked pheasant in these juvenile birds. They are still hanging together as a group, but no longer dependent on a parent bird for protection. This group which included 7 birds indicates a good breeding season.

  • REVIEW Mirror, Mirror: The Use and Abuse of Self-Love

    Anyone who has managed to avoid being decapitated by one of those selfie sticks while wading through crowds of tourists around some of the main sites in London (or any other metropolitan centre for that matter) has no doubt reflected on one of the more obvious side effects of the new culture of social media […]

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Generated 9 months ago

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