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London Book Fair 2016

Book fairs are one of the dumber traditions of our hidebound industry. CEOs hate them. I don’t mean only CEOs of smaller independent presses, but people who run big publishing companies; I’ve known a couple of such people well enough for them to tell me that they wish they didn’t have to waste so much money on

By |2016-05-05T10:36:04-04:00May 5th, 2016|Karen's Letter|0 Comments

Panda Cows and Panda Huggers

I would have loved the panda-faced cow anyway, but the fact that I’ve been called a “panda hugger” has made me pay special attention to it. Especially since it’s all alone in a field of handsome Highland cattle and always seems to be off by itself, while the big, furry, red-haired cattle hunker together. There are

By |2016-05-05T10:14:19-04:00May 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Berkshire Titles on Oxford Reference

Berkshire Publishing Group is delighted to announce that its major multi-volume reference titles will be available from Oxford University Press. These titles are being added to the Oxford Reference platform:   Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, Second Edition The renowned Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History provides an integrated view of human and universal history. Environmental and social issues are examined by

By |2016-01-08T08:43:20-05:00December 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Free issue covering the China’s One-child Policy

More important than the Republican Party presidential debate last night was the news that China is ending its famed “One-child Policy.” Berkshire has covered population issues in many publications, including an entire issue of Guanxi: The China Letter in 2007, and we are glad to provide a free download of that issue, with contributions from experts

By |2017-07-26T15:53:45-04:00October 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CHINA Town Hall comes to Great Barrington on Monday, October 5th

Please join us at Bard College at Simon's Rock on Alford Road in Great Barrington for a local, national, and global conversation on Monday, October 5th, starting at 5.30pm. This will be the first "CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections" in the Berkshires or Tri-state region. We’ll be joining 75 larger communities and university campuses

By |2017-07-26T15:53:45-04:00October 1st, 2015|Karen's Letter|2 Comments

No Adverbs, Please, Mr. Xi

Tonight, the president of the People’s Republic of China, XI Jinping, will give the only policy speech of his first state visit to the United States. Below you’ll find a link for the live feed from the dinner taking place in Seattle. This has reminded me of the time I heard Mr. Xi speak in Washington DC.

By |2015-09-30T07:35:58-04:00September 22nd, 2015|Karen's Letter|2 Comments

CHINA Town Hall comes to the Berkshires, Karen Christensen to speak

The National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) is mentioned in the opening to today’s New York Times feature on Chinese president XI Jinping's first state visit to the United States. The #NCUSCR has been at the center of US-China people-to-people exchanges since 1966, and is soon coming to Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

By |2015-09-22T06:36:07-04:00September 22nd, 2015|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

Today in Guangdong

I’ll be spending the day with our partners in Guangzhou, the Guangdong People’s Publishing Group, and found this article from the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China an excellent overview of the region. If you don’t know Guangdong, or that Guangzhou is the current name for the city formerly called Canton, this will get you up to speed.

By |2015-07-13T18:37:36-04:00June 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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