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  • This Is China is almost certainly the shortest introduction to historic and contemporary China. In the revised and updated second edition, China expert Kerry Brown provides insightful answers to today’s questions about the world’s newest superpower and offers an engaging framework for understanding its meteoric rise.
  • Second Edition available 2022

    A new edition of the 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability is underway. No other reference so thoroughly and dynamically surveys the history, current research, and developments that are of vital interest to students, professionals, and general readers. No library can be called complete without it. The 1,200+ articles in this unique set will provide more complete but succinct coverage of global environmental challenges. They are written by over one thousand experts in business, law, ecosystem and resource management, environmental history, ethics and philosophy, and much more. Authors include David Christian, Wes Jackson, Reid Lifset, Saskia Sassen, and Mary Evelyn Tucker. Endorsements came from global environmental leaders including Gro Harlem Brundtland, Denis Hayes, Isabel Hilton, and Bill McKibben. Download the 4-page flyer. The second edition of the 10-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability combines all the entries in a single, integrated A-Z work, fully updated and enhanced with dozens of new articles. New topics include:
    • Agriculture, Regenerative
    • Bitcoin Mining
    • Building Automation
    • Cloud Computing
    • Diet, Plant-rich
    • Food Waste
    • Silvopasture
    • Wind Turbines
    For a preview, see our Advance Articles by clicking here.
  • The Way of Eating: Yuan Mei's Manual of Gastronomy (Suiyuan Shidan) is the first English translation of the classic 18th-century treatise and cookbook by the Qing dynasty poet Yuan Mei, introducing Chinese culinary philosophy as well as its best-known dishes. Translation by Sean J. S. Chen; foreword by Nicole Mones. English edition, 250 pages.
  • World History Teaching in Asia is the first broad survey of the content and approaches used to teach world history in secondary schools and colleges in Asia.
  • This Fleeting World is the smallest book of big history, telling the story of the universe and history of humanity in less than one hundred pages. Prize-winning historian David Christian covers it all in this compact, accessible, and inspiring guide to the history of everything, from stars and empires to cities, the World Wide Web, capitalism, and globalization. This is an updated version of the popular Teachers Edition, redesigned for the general reader. (If you are looking for the edition designed for AP World History and other courses, please visit this page.)
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    The second edition of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China is in development, with print and digital publication scheduled for 2021 (a century, incidentally, since the founding of the Chinese Communist Party). The project is led by Professor Kerry Brown, director of the Lau China Institute, King’s College, London.
  • Touchdown: An American Obsession is the first comprehensive guide to the history and culture of the sport, covering US college football as well as professional football worldwide.
  • Recipes from the Garden of Contentment: Yuan Mei`s Manual of Gastronomy (Suiyuan Shidan) is the first English translation of the classic 18th-century treatise and cookbook by the Qing dynasty poet Yuan Mei, introducing Chinese culinary philosophy as well as its best-known dishes. Translation by Sean J. S. Chen; foreword by Nicole Mones. Bilingual edition, 428 pages.
  • The African American Community in Rural New England: W. E. B. Du Bois and His Boyhood Church (formerly published in hardcover as Sewing Circles, Dime Suppers, and W. E. B. Du Bois: A History of the Clinton A. M. E. Zion Church) offers fresh insight into a small New England church's role in the national civil rights movement. NOTE: To order the book, libraries can simply email a PO to kara@berkshirepublishing.com.
  • Volume 4 of the Dictionary of Chinese Biography is a stand-alone handbook of short biographies of key people in China since 1979.
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    The five-volume Berkshire Encyclopedia of Chinese Cuisines will be a comprehensive resource on the world's most varied culinary terrain, bringing together the rich traditions and global influence of the many cuisines of China.
  • The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography uses the life stories of key individuals, selected from the earliest dynasties to the present day, to tell the story of China itself over the entire span of its history. Volume 4, available separately, is on contemporary figures.
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