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    A new edition of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China is in development, with print and digital publication scheduled for Spring 2018. The project is led by Professor Kerry Brown, director of the Lau China Institute, King’s College, London, and editor in chief of the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography.
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    This unique, nonpartisan survey, written by experts from around the world, is the second edition of the first general resource to explore the United States from the viewpoints of the peoples and nations of the world. The second edition combines update material from the three volumes of the first edition, all in one set of three books: "A Nation by Nation Survey" (volumes 1 and 2) and "Issues and Ideas Shaping International Relations" (volume 3). These compelling country profiles and essays on international relations provide in-depth analyses of the core characteristics of the United States, crucial historical events, US policies and programs, and cultural phenomena such as religion and pop culture. Updated material brings the reader up to date on the rise of the Obama administration, the global financial crisis, the always unpredictable spread of the internet and social media, and the Arab Spring, among other world events.
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    Football: An American Obsession is the first comprehensive guide to the history and culture of the sport, covering US college football as well as professional football worldwide.
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    Recipes from the Garden of Contentment: Yuan Mei`s Manual of Gastronomy (Suiyuan Shidan) is the first English translation of the classic 18th-century treatise and cookbook by the Qing dynasty poet Yuan Mei, introducing Chinese culinary philosophy as well as its best-known dishes. Translation by Sean Jy-Shyang Chen; foreword by Nicole Mones.
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    Eminent Chinese of the Qing Period (1644-1911/2) is a revised edition of the 1943 standard reference work edited by Arthur Hummel, including more than 800 Qing dynasty individuals, converted to pinyin and updated for modern users.
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    The African American Community in Rural New England: W. E. B. Du Bois and His Boyhood Church (formerly published in hardcover as Sewing Circles, Dime Suppers, and W. E. B. Du Bois: A History of the Clinton A. M. E. Zion Church) offers fresh insight into a small New England church's role in the national civil rights movement. NOTE: Purchase options will be posted shortly for both paperback and ebook versions. To preorder the book (which will be available at the end of September 2017), libraries can simply email a PO to kara@berkshirepublishing.com.
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    The five-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Chinese Cuisines will be a comprehensive resource on the world's most varied culinary terrain, bringing together the rich traditions and global influence of the many cuisines of China.
  • The newest way to think about the universe becomes engaging and personal in Big History, Small World: From the Big Bang to You by Cynthia Stokes Brown, the first book about big history specifically designed to be used in high school courses and with the free curriculum available from the Big History Project cofounded by Bill Gates and David Christian.
  • Women and Leadership: History, Concepts, and Case Studies provides valuable research by experts on leadership and women’s history to help students and citizens who want a more nuanced explanation of what we know about women as leaders – and about how they have led in different fields, in different parts of the world, and in past centuries.
  • The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography uses the life stories of key individuals, selected from the earliest dynasties to the present day, to tell the story of China itself over the entire span of its history. Volume 4, available separately, is on contemporary figures.
  • Volume 4 of the Dictionary of Chinese Biography is a stand-alone handbook of short biographies of key people in China since 1979.
  • The Internet in China, a Berkshire Essential, provides much-needed context and historical background for the technological development that is transforming Chinese society and creating new conflicts and new opportunities.