Women Making History

From left: Susan Schwab Carla Hills, Barbara Franklin, and Stephen Orlins On Tuesday, 6 June 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to become the presidential candidate of one of our two major parties. This is historic, as the press keeps telling us, but we should remember that many other countries have, or

By |2016-06-16T11:22:10-05:00June 16th, 2016|Karen's Letter|0 Comments

Berkshire Bookworld live from London, Beijing, and California

Berkshire Publishing is delighted to announce the launch of Berkshire Bookworld, a podcast series of interviews with authors around the world, hosted by Berkshire's CEO Karen Christensen. In the first group of podcasts, available at our website and on iTunes, you'll hear from Professor Kerry Brown in London about biographical writing, Professor Colin Mackerras in Beijing about

By |2016-06-16T12:49:19-05:00June 8th, 2016|Karen's Letter|0 Comments

Biography as the Way, a Window into Chinese History

Kerry Brown talks about the massive and overwhelmingly ambitious Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography – the first work of its kind in over a century. Brown explains his lifelong interest in biography and presents Chinese biography as a uniquely useful way to get a handle on historical events over long periods of time. He and publisher

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 |2016-05-05T10:36:04-05:00May 5th, 2016|Karen's Letter|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 |2017-07-26T15:53:45-05:00October 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 |2015-09-30T07:35:58-05:00September 22nd, 2015|Karen's Letter|2 Comments

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