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About Karen Christensen

Karen Christensen is an entrepreneur, environmentalist, and occasional scholar who also writes about how women gain and wield power. She is the owner and CEO of Berkshire Publishing Group, a research associate of the Fairbank Center at Harvard, a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations, and founder of the Train Campaign. She was a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Press, Read Karen’s occasional dispatches from the frontlines of international publishing at Karen's Letter on Substack, and follow her on Twitter etc @karenchristenze.

Looking at Berkshire’s LoveUSHateUS.com in 2018

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

By |2018-08-16T07:22:44-04:00August 16th, 2018|Berkshire Blog|1 Comment

Our Heart’s Garden

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

By |2021-03-12T09:23:53-05:00May 25th, 2018|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

Women’s Paths to Power & Recognition in Life & Literature

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

By |2021-08-02T08:12:38-04:00March 8th, 2018|Berkshire Blog, News|0 Comments


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