• Volume 4 of the Dictionary of Chinese Biography is a stand-alone handbook of short biographies of key people in China since 1979.
  • 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.
  • Challenge to China draws attention to an underappreciated aspect of legal reforms in Taiwan: its 2009 abolition of labor camps for liumang, very loosely translated as "hooligans," and asks how Taiwan's experience might be relevant to its giant neighbor across the Taiwan Strait.
  • China Gold: China’s Quest for Global Power and Olympic Glory is first and foremost about the training, the determination, and the focus that make international competitions so exciting. But China Gold is also an excellent introduction to China and its people, with glorious full-color chapters about the history of sports in China (including women’s sports in ancient China), traditional physical activities like tai chi and wushu, and extreme and new sports. It puts into context the drama of China’s economic growth and social development, and the controversies surrounding the Games of 2008, making it also a valuable companion to the Winter Games of 2022.
  • Education in China, a Berkshire Essential, provides unique coverage about learning at all levels. China has the largest higher-education system in the world, and the Chinese are known worldwide as top students and scholars.
  • The award-winning Encyclopedia of Modern Asia is the definitive resource on the entire sweep of Asia, from the Muslim countries of Southeast Asia, across China, India, and the Central Asian republics to the Turkic nations of western Asia. Comprehensive, authoritative, and fully cross-disciplinary, the encyclopedia’s focus is Asia since 1850, but ample historical information makes clear how the past influences the present as well as the future. This massive project – 3,000 articles, 2.2 million words of text, hundreds of photographs, 700 authors in 65 countries –  extends the global coverage offered in Berkshire Publishing Group’s many publications on world cultures, ethnic relations, and the environment. “Accessible to everyone: students will find the lists for further reading particularly useful, and non-specialists will appreciate the consistent clarity and the absence of heavy jargon. Filling a gap in the literature, this work should be a mainstay in academic, high school, and public libraries. This book was an LJ Best Reference pick.” –Library Journal.
  • The Berkshire Encyclopedia of China provides unrivaled insight into Chinese history and culture today in nearly 1,000 fascinating articles that include everything from "Adoption" and "One Child Policy" to "Confucian Ethics" and "Food Safety."


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