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Berkshire Encyclopedia of China

Berkshire Encyclopedia of ChinaI’m delighted to be able to post some information about the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China , our next major reference title and one that is naturally close to my heart and figuratively under my pillow for the next couple months, as I am right in the midst of every aspect of getting it finished–involved, in fact, to a degree that I haven’t been in a long time. But this huge project demands more than ordinary efforts, and it’s now what I think about, day and night! The work is really soup to nuts: interior and exterior design, photo research and sidebar development, working with authors and Berkshire staffers, and planning the promotion to come.

This work is unique in its:

  • Range of coverage and interdisciplinary approach
  • Expert contributors from many countries, including China itself
  • Emphasis on Chinese perspectives, outlook, and the influence of China (past, present, and future)
  • Focus on explaining different points of view and covering important debates
  • Comparisons designed to make sense of statistics and government data
  • Comparative, cross-cultural approach
  • Coverage of overseas Chinese throughout the world

This five-volume print publication is only the foundation. We expect to announce an enhanced electronic version soon, a major biographical project, and a partnership with a Chinese reference publishing company.

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  1. Will this collection deal with the role China already plays in destabilizing world labor market prices? Will the collection address worker rights, copyright violations, unfair trade practices, corrupt food inspectors, and the general level of foreign and Chinese corruption in the race to get to the lowest global price for exported products?

    Thanks, let me know.

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