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University of London

Philippe Cullet, LLM, MA (Lon), JSM, JSD (Stanford) is Professor of International and Environmental Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies – University of London (SOAS) and a Founding Research Director and the Convenor of IELRC. He is also a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi.

Professor Cullet has published widely in the fields of environmental law, natural resources, human rights and the socio-economic aspects of intellectual property. His monographs include Read more.

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Karen’s Letter: A 97th Birthday Party

Published on 20 Nov 2014


We celebrated Bill (William H.) McNeill’s 97th birthday a couple of weeks ago, in the Connecticut house where he has lived full-time since retiring from the University of Chicago. This year’s party was a last hurrah, a bon voyage, because the following day he moved to an apartment in a senior living complex. Bill took the change more [...]


Starting work on the Encyclopedia of Chinese Cuisines

Published on 20 Oct 2014

Starting work on the Encyclopedia of Chinese Cuisines

Berkshire Publishing relishes the chance to work, at long last, on a major food publication, the Encyclopedia of Chinese Cuisines.


Author David Christian featured in New York Times Magazine with Bill Gates

Published on 07 Sep 2014

Author David Christian featured in New York Times Magazine with Bill Gates

The cover story in today’s New York Times Magazine is “So Bill Gates Has This Idea for a History Class …” but it wasn’t really Bill Gates who had the idea, but historian David Christian, a friend, advisor, and popular Berkshire Publishing author, whose remarkable story is featured in the article.  Bill Gates did see [...]



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Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography:

Buy Now Kerry Brown, China Studies Centre at the University of Sydney
Hardcover $595 2014 3 Vol. 1744 pages.    Factsheet


About the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography, the first publication of its kind since 1898, is the work of more than one hundred internationally recognized experts from nearly a dozen countries. It has been designed to satisfy the growing thirst of students, researchers, professionals, and general readers for knowledge about China. It makes the entire span of Chinese history manageable by introducing the reader to emperors, politicians, poets, writers, artists, scientists, explorers, and philosophers who have shaped and transformed China over the course of five thousand years. In 135 entries, ranging from 1,000 to 8,000 words and written by some of the world’s leading China scholars, the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography takes the reader from the important (even if possibly mythological) figures of ancient China to Communist leaders Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. The in-depth essays provide rich historical context, and create a compelling narrative that weaves abstract concepts and disparate events into a coherent story. Cross-references between the articles show the connections between times, places, movements, events, and individuals.

The three-volume set includes a range of appendices, including a timeline of key events, a pronunciation guide, a bibliography, lists of rulers and other prominent people, and other supplemental materials for students of Chinese history and culture. Volume Four (which is published separately) focuses on key individuals from the People’s Republic of China’s post-opening era, starting in 1979.

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