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Berkshire Publishing Group 宝库山 is a boutique educational and academic press, specializing in books and online resources in international relations, cross-cultural communication, global business and economic information, and environmental sustainability. We are known for our publications about China and for our partnerships with Chinese presses.

The Peeps Potential

Guest post from Marjolijn Kaiser: Detailed contents of package: 6 packs Peeps 2 bags Coconut M&Ms 3 bottles vanilla extract 1 bottle maple syrup The shipping information on the box I am sending to myself after a short trip to the US pretty much sums up my culinary experience of the past week and a half.

By |2016-09-21T11:45:21-05:00April 23rd, 2014|Berkshire Blog|3 Comments

How Big is the Crimea?

In all the news about the Crimea lately, one thing I couldn't quite figure out was how big a place the Crimea is. I then remembered a website I discovered a while back called "MAPfrappe.com." MAPfrappe allows you to take the outline of one place and superimpose it on more familiar places. It's clever enough to

By |2016-09-21T11:57:43-05:00April 4th, 2014|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

Fun with “parallel constructions”!

Hey boys and girls! Today's topic is "parallel constructions." Why, in God's name, do I want to discuss something with such a horrible sounding name? Parallel construction is the art of keeping lists in your writing consistent, whether it's a list of things you're going to do on vacation, a list of things that drive you

By |2014-03-28T12:15:26-05:00March 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let the Games Begin!

A young ski jumper at the annual Salisbury, Connecticut Ski Jumps, February 2013. The record jump for the day was 71 meters. Photo by Ryan Siever. The Winter Olympics start today in Sochi, Russia! While many in the Western world view Russia as a bewildering place of vodka and extreme cold, those who know

By |2014-02-06T16:59:41-05:00February 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We have a government again! Time to publish some books

Hooray! We have a government again. That means it's time to get our applications sent off to the Library of Congress for all our upcoming books: This Is America (oh, the irony that this book was delayed by the shut-down); the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, which we'll be officially launching in Sydney, Australia in early

By |2013-10-17T10:22:21-05:00October 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New at Berkshire: Custom Publishing

We've started a new service here at Berkshire - custom publishing. This link on our website has more about this service. In a nutshell, this is for academic authors (or institutions like non-profits and NGOs) who have a wonderful manuscript all ready to go ... and who don't want to wait around for three years while

By |2013-09-24T12:54:03-05:00September 24th, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments

Seven Things I’ve Learned Recently

1. The northeastern Australian state of Queensland is four times the size of California but has only 3.5 million people - about the size of Connecticut, or one-fifth the size of New York City. 2. You've heard of 3-D printing, right? Well, now there is 4-D printing. This involves printing 3-D items that have the ability

By |2013-08-07T12:41:23-05:00August 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Birding Lessons, and That Ugly Word “Taxonomy”

Yesterday I joined a nice "Birding for Beginners" group at our community center, led by wonderful local naturalist Christine Ward and others, and it was lots of fun - and I learned how much I don't know! Just what I need. I love trying to identify birds and am fantastically bad at it. Here's a summary

By |2013-06-21T09:29:40-05:00May 31st, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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