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Should I go on the US Trade Mission to China in November?

Yesterday morning I read in the Sinocism newsletter that the Commerce Department is looking for applicants to join the trade mission around President Trump’s November trip

REVIEW Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics by Mark Thompson

Enough Said: What’s Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics (Bodley Head 2016) is about a very important subject, and Mark Thompson outlines that reasonably

REVIEW The Tale of the Axe: How the Neolithic Revolution Transformed Britain by David Miles

In the wet spring of 1991, I spent a week travelling around ancient earthworks and Iron Age forts. It was a somewhat esoteric interest I

Berkshire Bookworld

Get to know the professors and other experts who make our books possible at the Berkshire Bookworld podcast.

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Things We Love

From libraries and other third places to the technologies that we use every day, these are the Things We Love.

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Chinese & Asian Studies

THE FIRST 5,000 YEARS

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World History & Big History

FROM THE BIG BANG TO YOU

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Environmental Sustainability

KNOWLEDGE FOR OUR COMMON FUTURE

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“The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography promises to be a long-lived and unique pedagogical tool of immense value for instructors, students, and anyone else interested in China who can utilize English-language resources. The Dictionary triumphs by virtue of being the best English-language resource for novice students of Chinese cultural history with which I am familiar.”

Jeffrey Richey, Education About Asia
Bill Gates

“I first became an avid student of David Christian by watching his course, “big history,” on DVD, so I am very happy to see his enlightening presentation of the world’s history captured in these essays. I hope it will introduce a wider audience to this gifted scientist and teacher.”

Bill Gates, Microsoft

“The call we made in Our Common Future, back in 1987, is even more relevant today. Having a coherent resource like the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, written by experts yet addressed to students and general readers, is a vital step, because it will support education, enable productive debate, and encourage informed public participation as we join, again and again, in the effort to transform our common future.”

Gro Harlem Brundtland, chair of the World Commission on Environment and Development and three-time prime minister of Norway

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