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.

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Cross Country Skiing in the Wild West (the Berkshires)

At Berkshire we put a lot of effort into making sure our publications and general communications are global, with titles like the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport and the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, and because we have so many contributors from every corner of the globe, we need to keep in mind when we write

By |2013-01-18T10:40:55-05:00January 3rd, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Trainspotting, from Beijing to the Berkshires (Karen’s Letter, August 2011)

Trains have been on my mind since April, when I tried the new service from Shanghai to Hangzhou. The plum and cherry trees were in full bloom and the weeping willows freshly in leaf - what a day to see the West Lake for the first time! And how incredible it seemed that high-tech companies like

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