Home Ecology Tips in English and Chinese

Our friend and colleague Catherine ZHOU kindly translated some introductory sections from Karen Christensen's  in-progress book Home Ecology. Versions of these tips were included in some of her previous books, and she is busy compiling and writing a new guide that will focus on preparing for climate change, but also deal with other issues close to

How to Help a Tree in Distress

Karin Vaneker, a writer and activist in the Netherlands, has been helping me by tackling subjects that haven’t yet attracted much scholarly research for the second edition of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability. She’s written, for example, on including composting and community gardens - important, relevant, and yet somehow a little too close to home for

By |2022-01-21T11:49:51-05:00January 21st, 2022|Berkshire Blog, Karen's Letter|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 |2021-12-31T06:47:08-05:00May 31st, 2020|Berkshire Blog, Oddments|0 Comments

A Letter is Better: Love and Remembrance

Messenger of Sympathy and Love Servant of Parted Friends Consoler of the Lonely Bond of the Scattered Family Enlarger of the Common Life Carrier of News and Knowledge Instrument of Trade and Industry Promoter of Mutual Acquaintance Of Peace and of Goodwill Among Men and Nations. A business consultant once passed around copies of the poem

By |2020-05-28T04:18:13-05:00April 16th, 2020|Berkshire Blog|2 Comments

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