We're getting ready to launch the China Encyclopedia and Library with professionally edited English articles from China. A more direct window than previously available to students and general readers, and the ebooks (also at Amazon Kindle) are in both the original Chinese and our English translations.
Our first - at least for a long while - sheet of discussion questions for a Berkshire book. This was inspired by a book club purchase of The Great Good Place, a book that is bound to stimulate much conversation. Here are a couple of the questions: How would you describe the book in a sentence? What
We're finally adding a language other than English or Chinese to our publication list, with this Farsi translation of This Fleeting World, which tells the story of the universe and history of humanity. PThe translator, Dr Amir Kolini, was born in Iran and now lives in California. He saw revolution, war, and death in the
This photo, taken outside my house back when we had winter, makes me think of the little Black boy who used to sled down this street, on what seems to have been known for a long time as The Hill in Great Barrington. Martin Luther King Jr was one of the civil rights leaders
The photo comes from the report we just received from Sanlian, the Chinese press that has just published a translated edition of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, edited by William H. McNeill et al. A little of the report's text is below, thanks to Google Translate, the backstory is here, and links to the
JSTOR is a treasure trove of books and journals, used by people around the world. It's generally accessed through a library account, but you can also set up a personal account to get a look at a few articles at a time. We've had a few Berkshire titles available through JSTOR, but decided that 2024
A friend came to me furious because, unlike her colleagues’ publishers, the company that produced her book wasn’t arranging a launch party or media interviews. I thought that her book had been beautifully edited and produced (very quickly because the subject was time-sensitive), and that she had paid a very modest fee to have this
About this podcast In 2009, I wrote in Library Journal that the role of an encyclopedia creator together is to build circles of knowledge. I said that our job is to create a haven of calm within a wild world of information, and misinformation. A haven where readers
Kerry Brown, a leading China scholar based in London, discusses the challenges of 2020 and the growing need to understand China and its history. Berkshire first published This Is China: The First 5,000 Years in 2010. Professor Brown has now updated the book in a second edition with a new chapter on recent developments.
We're all facing challenges today, and are happy that we've made an effort over the last few months to put our books online in ways more convenient for teaching and economical for schools. As you work with students remotely, we hope you'll try our various collections. In particular, why not try a free sample ebook from our Big History Collection? This