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Industry in China

Abstract: China’s diverse industrial sector is the driving force of the nation’s post-1978 economic “miracle.” While conditions will change in the coming decades as nations in South and Southeast Asia and Africa with lower cost labor and land make inroads, China remains a vibrant manufacturing sector that must be credited with both the nation’s new-found

By |2021-01-13T12:08:43-05:00January 13th, 2021|Advance Articles, Encyclopedia of China|0 Comments

Ecosystems and Nature Conservation (生态系统与自然保护)

Abstract: Despite two millennia of widespread ecological degradation and an unmatched human population, China is one of the world’s most biologically diverse countries. Its vast land area encompasses an astonishing variety of biomes, ecosystems, flora, and fauna. New nature conservation policies include the rapid expansion of the nation’s protected area system, but daunting challenges remain.

By |2021-01-09T15:39:22-05:00January 9th, 2021|Advance Articles, Encyclopedia of China|0 Comments

Dams (Dàbà 大坝, Shuǐbà 水坝) (Advance Article)

Abstract: China is home to roughly half the world’s large dams and probably a similar fraction of smaller ones. These structures alter the flow of thousands of the country’s rivers, creating hydroelectricity, providing irrigation and flood control, and flattening stretches of river that would otherwise be unnavigable. Yet dams are controversial: they can bring significant

By |2021-01-09T15:35:16-05:00January 9th, 2021|Advance Articles, Encyclopedia of China|0 Comments

Karen’s Letter: Finding Resilience

I’ve felt low this week and I’m not sure why. Of course I know why. The world’s in a mess, and my own country is amongst the worst of it. But I’m not sure why it struck me so hard this week. The feelings come in waves: I feel tense, angry, overwhelmed. I just want to be

By |2020-07-06T11:12:39-05:00July 6th, 2020|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

Cooking Our Way Into The Future

I started the Encyclopedia of Chinese Cuisines both as an excuse to eat and as what I thought would be a pleasant escape from the political drama of publishing about China. That led to our publishing books like The Way of Eating and Asian Cuisines, and to my work on gastrodiplomacy. Now, during the COVID-19 crisis, we’re planning a major project on

By |2020-05-31T16:39:39-05:00May 31st, 2020|Berkshire Blog, Oddments|0 Comments

Karen’s Letter: Foraging & Future Thinking

  While the coronavirus continues to change our lives, it does feel as if we’re lifting our heads from the crash position. It's still scary, but less out of control and panicky. I hope this is true for you. For me, the new normal is watching people use Zoom for the first time (”How do I

By |2020-05-14T16:59:57-05:00May 14th, 2020|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

T.S. Eliot “Got Cheese” Campaign Announced

Great Barrington, MA - COVID-19 has delayed the launch of a record-setting marketing deal expected to boost international appreciation of English and European cheeses. The image and words of the Nobel Prize winning poet T S Eliot, as well as characters from the musical Cats, will be used to promote cheese and cheese products throughout the world. The

By |2020-05-26T07:48:34-05:00April 1st, 2020|Oddments|0 Comments
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