This website and related ebooks are the result of a partnership between the Chinese press Encyclopedia of China Publishing House and the US press Berkshire Publishing Group that began in 2017. After a number of delays, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the publications were released at Spring Festival 2024. ECPH and Berkshire first met in 2007, and conversations continued in many different cities. During that decade, Berkshire published the first English-language multi-volume Encyclopedia of China, followed by the Dictionary of Chinese Biography as well as single volumes on different aspects of Chinese life and culture. Watch the video about how Berkshire went to China, and the 2024 launch of a Chinese edition of Berkshire’s Encyclopedia of World History.