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Thanksgiving Feast Yuan Mei

Marjolijn Kaiser, Berkshire's China projects editor, is a fan of the American Thanksgiving holiday in spite of being Dutch and a vegetarian. She is quite the expert on turkey alternatives, but this year she's been even more creative than usual: she's developed a Thanksgiving menu based on recipes from Yuan Mei’s eighteenth-century gastronomical manual, which Berkshire

By |2020-05-28T04:13:11-04:00November 20th, 2018|Berkshire Blog, Oddments|1 Comment

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Sustainable Information Industry

BILL SIEVER Editorial Coordinator Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Berkshire Publishing Group KAREN CHRISTENSEN Publisher and CEO Berkshire Publishing Group Seeing the forest: why publishers and readers need to take a fresh look at print and online publishing to create a sustainable information industry The emerging debate over whether print or online

By |2017-10-31T10:00:24-04:00October 20th, 2017|Oddments|0 Comments

Tenaciously Tackling Copyright and Licensing

The company I own, Berkshire Publishing Group, conducts a lot of business in China, so I’m always being asked about intellectual property rights (IPR). I’ve learned that many people equate China with piracy, and stories float around the academic world about bookstore shelves filled with unauthorized copies of monographs and popular nonfiction titles. In fact, it was concern

By |2017-09-21T11:37:31-04:00September 21st, 2017|Oddments|1 Comment

Christmas in Beijing 2012

Would you be able to explain the difference between Jesus and Santa Claus, or the symbolism of different Hanukkah and Christmas foods? These were topics of conversation as Berkshire Publishing hosted its first holiday party in China. I was in Beijing to speak at a digital publishing conference, but I also found a way to

By |2021-12-25T13:40:56-05:00December 20th, 2012|Oddments|2 Comments

Snow buntings in the snow

This is another of Carl Kurtz's wonderful photographs, which he emails to his own list every week or so. We've used one of his gorgeous photographs on the cover of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability. I knew from the moment that I first saw the deep blue of a prairie dusk, swirled with the phosphorescent movement

By |2011-02-07T10:14:16-05:00February 7th, 2011|Oddments|0 Comments

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