What is the most important thing to understand about China? I decided to send that question to our network of China experts late one afternoon.
Thinking about how China is perceived always brings me back to the time when the Washington DC-based Congressional Quarterly Press asked us to develop three volumes called Global Perspectives on the United States (which we eventually published ourselves under the Berkshire imprint, after CQP tried to censor the contents). This was towards the end of the
These responses to Karen Christensen's question "What's the most important thing to know about China?" come from all over the world. Many are from Berkshire authors. We have arranged them by author name, and you can click a name to read that person's comment. We plan to highlight some of our favorite comments in future
AP World History is one of the most popular courses offered by the US-based College Board. The AP World History exam was taken by 300,000 students last year. It is now a subject of growing controversy - and we urge you to join the campaign #SaveAPWorld - because the College Board has announced that the course will no longer
Our Heart's Garden, A Story of Enlightenment "Your heart’s garden," said the caller breathlessly. “I was up there just now, sitting in the sun with the tulips falling over my head. And I knew. It should be saved." Tulips falling over his head? I waited. "It’s your heart’s garden, too.” I’d answered the phone only
Today is World Press Freedom Day (#PressFreedom), which prompted me to look at Berkshire's coverage of mass media, a topic that gets covered in some detail in most of our publications. I was struck by an article by Professor Laurien Alexandre in our 2007 Global Perspectives on the United States, and am glad to share it here.
Many people have been busy downloading all their Facebook content, before making the big decision about whether to pull the plug on that time and identity sink. Imagine if you were able to download your consciousness at this moment in time, to be retrieved later in life when memories have faded. Would this be a good
The New York Times published a list today of 15 overlooked women, and I was glad to see that the first, Ida B. Wells, is someone we included in Women and Leadership: History, Concepts, and Case Studies (Goethals & Hoyt 2017), and the third, Qiu Jin, in the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China. The second in the list is poet Sylvia Plath, whose story
"Think of her as commander of the Western Massachusetts rail uprising...." Pop-up meetings aim to stir advocacy for high-speed passenger rail from Manhattan, Berkshire Eagle.