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        Publishing grouP
        a global point of reference

  2010—2011 Catalog
                       9 December 2010

宝 库 山 Berkshire Publishing grouP |
BERKSHIRE Publishing grouP
                                                                       a global point of reference

                                    Dear Reader,

                                    Berkshire’s major publication for 2009–2010 is the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability.
                                    Librarians led us to this topic with their thoughtful responses to an online survey, and
                                    librarians continually help us shape our goal of meeting the needs of 21st-century students and
                                    professionals. Because of everyday contact with their “colleagues in the classroom,” librarians
                                    have enabled us to develop an approach to reference publishing that is truly relevant to today’s
                                    need for knowledge.
                                    Over the last year I’ve come to look with a fresh eye at Britannica’s characterization (in 1890!)
                                    of an encyclopedia as “a complete course of instruction in all parts of knowledge.” Britannica
                                    editors, of course, were referring to the circular sense of knowledge—encompassing all arts and
                                    sciences—set forth by the ancient Greeks. In the 21st century, I thought, an encyclopedia needs
                                    to present a circle of knowledge with crisp short-form content attuned to our fast-paced world.
karen Christensen is Berkshire’s    It’s fitting that this new understanding was reinforced by working on the Berkshire Encyclopedia
CEO and cofounder, as well as
a journalist and speaker focusing   of China; over the course of five years, from 1403 to 1408, the Chinese compiled one of the
on China, sustainability, and       biggest compendia of knowledge in the world—the Yongle Dadian, a 11,095-volume work with
community building.
                                    22,877 chapters and a sixty-chapter-long table of contents.
                                    “Knowledge is power,” said Francis Bacon. A Berkshire encyclopedia offers the combined
                                    knowledge, and wisdom, of hundreds or thousands of people who have devoted their careers
                                    to research and teaching—a circle of knowledge arising from our network of international
                                    scholars and experts. You’ll see in this catalog that the cover design of every new publication
                                    uses a circular motif, an image of opening. On the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China there is an
                                    opening fan. On the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability there are unfurling fern fronds. For
                                    the second edition of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, we superimposed a nautilus
                                    shell spiral over the first edition’s “cave art” cover.
                                    These serendipitous circles confirm my certainty that encyclopedia publishers, along with
                                    librarians, authors, and teachers, must share the responsibility of building ever-opening circles
                                    of knowledge. Such an endeavor depends on new forms of networking, as well as on the best
                                    traditions of scholarly and information management. It can exist harmoniously with Google
                                    and Wikipedia, which are exciting, untamed bazaars full of wonderful things as well as dross.
                                    Our job is to create something like the traditional Chinese teahouse of antiquity; a haven of
                                    calm within a wild world, where readers and researchers can find sustenance, inspiration, and
                                    community, too.

                                    karen Christensen
                                    CeO, Berkshire Publishing Group
                                    tel + 1 413 528 0206
                                    Skype: karen_christensen

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                                       HiSTOry            4

                                       SuSTainaBiliTy             6

                                       CHina 9

                                       SOCial STuDiES 11

                                       SPOrTS 12

                                       SOCial PErSPECTivES 13

                                       HEriTaGE 14

                                       OTHEr BErKSHirE PuBliCaTiOnS 15

                                       OnlinE rESOurCES 16

                                       OrDErinG 18

                                       rEPrESEnTaTivES 19

                                       More About berkshire

                                       Berkshire Publishing Group is an innovative information
                                       company specializing in global issues and 21st-century trends.
                                       Known for its award-winning general and academic reference
                                       titles, Berkshire is also a niche provider of high-quality
                                       information on China and sustainability. Berkshire works
                                       with international networks of experts, providing specialized
                                       publications for students, teachers, scholars, and professionals
                                       in business and government.

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                                                                                  Berkshire enCyClOPedia Of
                                                                                  WOrld histOry, 2nd editiOn

                                                                                                        aWarDS fOr THE 1ST EDiTiOn

                                                                                          Library Journal Best reference Source
                                                                                          Booklist Editor’s Choice
                                                                                          Choice Outstanding academic Title

                                                                                  The best-selling Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History has become the standard
                                                                                  reference for world history teaching across the United States and the world. Major
                                                                                  articles by leading scholars examine essential themes and patterns such as Art,
                                                                                  Disease, Government, Religion, Science, and War and Peace. Branching out from
                                                                                  these overviews are hundreds of articles on processes, movements, places, events,
                                                                                  and people. Students and teachers at the high school and college levels, as well as
                                                                                  scholars and professionals, turn to this definitive work for an integrated view of the
                                                                                  history of the entire global community, and for the story of humans and their place
Editors: William H. Mcneill, University of Chicago, Emeritus; jerry H. Bentley,   in the universe.
University of Hawaii, Manoa; David Christian, Macquarie University, Sydney;
ralph C. Croizier, University of Victoria; j. r. Mcneill, Georgetown University

6 Volumes • 978-1-933782-65-2                      Online and e-book editions
Price: uS$875                                      available in full color
December 2010
3,200 pages • 8½ × 11”

     Capital Normal University will host the Twentieth Annual Conference of the World History Association in Beijing, 7-11 July 2011. The theme is “China in World
     History. “ Berkshire works with many of the WHA’s esteemed members and is proud to be a major sponsor of the first WHA conference in China.

     ƒ Now 6 volumes                                                                 ƒ Improved relevance for aP World History courses
     ƒ over 3,000 pages                                                              ƒ Updates on current events, such as the Sichuan and Haiti
     ƒ Expanded coverage of environmental history, world art,                          earthquakes, the global economic crisis, and oil spills
       global communications, and information technologies                           ƒ Updated bibliographies
     ƒ Continued emphasis on broad thematic overviews that                           ƒ online master bibliography
       help students orient themselves in world history                              ƒ Special full-color digital edition will be available from
     ƒ greater accessibility, with new page design and layout                          Credo Reference
     ƒ articles on separate pages for easy classroom use

     ƒƒ “BigƒHistory” by David Christian, Macquarie University, ƒƒ “Trees”ƒby oliver Rackham, Corpus Christi College,
        australia                                                         Cambridge
     ƒƒ “EconomicƒCycles” by William H. McNeill, University of         ƒƒ “UnitedƒStatesƒofƒAmerica” by thomas Bender, New
        Chicago, Emeritus                                                 York University
     ƒƒ “Printing” by Elizabeth l. Eisenstein, University of Michigan, ƒƒ “Egypt” by Jason thompson, Colby College
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                                                                                                                   improved page design and layout. To
                                                                                                                make photocopying classroom handouts or
                                                                                                                homework assignments easier, each article
                                                                                                                  begins on a new wide-margined page.

      Hundreds of                                                                                                                                  Inside
      new images.                                                                                                                                 the new
                                                                                                                                               Encyclopedia of
                                                                                                                                               World History

       informative abstracts provide an
           overview of each article.


                                          this fleetinG WOrld
                                          A Short hiStory of humAnity
                                          作者: 大卫·克里斯丁 澳大利亚麦夸里大学 By David Christian, Macquarie University, Sydney

                                          A great historian can make clear the connections between the first Homo sapiens and today’s
                                          version of the species, and a great storyteller can make those connections come alive. David
                                          Christian is both, and This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity, makes the journey—
                                          from the earliest foraging era to the agrarian era to our own modern era—a fascinating one.
                                          Ready to help your students give up their preconceptions that anything old is probably boring?
                                          Enter This Fleeting World.
                                       “I first became an avid student of David Christian by watching his course, Big History, on DVD, and so I am very happy to
                                       see his enlightening presentation of the world’s history captured in these essays. I hope it will introduce a wider audience
Paperback                              to this gifted scientist and teacher.”
978-1-933782-04-1                         — Bill Gates
Price: uS$14.95
152 pages
6 × 9½”                                                                                                               AvAilAble now At
Online and e-book editions available

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                                                                                    berkshire encyclopediA
                                                                                    of sustAinAbility 宝库山 可持续性发展百科全书
                                                                                    Experts around the world provide authoritative coverage
                                                                                    of the growing body of knowledge about ways to restore the
                                                                                    planet. Focused on solutions, this interdisciplinary print
                                                                                    and online publication draws from the natural, physical,
                                                                                    and social sciences—geophysics, engineering, and resource
                                                                                    management, to name a few—and from philosophy and
                                                                                    religion. The result is a unified, organized, and peer-reviewed
                                                                                    resource on sustainability that connects academic research to
                                                                                    real world challenges and provides a balanced, trustworthy
                                                                                    perspective on global environmental challenges in the 21st

   10 VOlUMes • 978-1-933782-01-0 • Price: uS$$1,500
• november 2009 – april 2011 • 8½ × 11”

                               Volume 1:
                               the spirit of sustAinAbility
                               Editor: Willis Jenkins
                               Assistant Editor: Whitney Bauman
       Book Cover

                             The Spirit of Sustainability explains the ethics and
                             values of the sustainability movement. Articles        Pages from The Spirit of Sustainability
                             range from “African Diasporic Religions”
                             by Cheryl Kirk-Duggan to “Buddhism” by                                                Volume 2:
  Christopher Ives to “Wilderness” by Max Oelschlaeger. The volume is a
                                                                                                                   the business of sustAinAbility
  project of the Forum on Religion and Ecology (FORE) at Yale University.
                                                                                                                   Editors: Chris Laszlo, Daniel Fogel, Peter Whitehouse,
                                                                                                                   Karen Christensen, and Gernot Wagner
  Prominent Authors include:                                                                                        In a global society threatened by climate change,
     ƒ holmes rolston on science and religion                                                                       resource depletion, and ecosystem damage, the
                                                                                                                    need to understand and implement sustainable
     ƒ William schweiker on responsibility                                                                          practices has never been more urgent, both for
     ƒ Anne Primavesi on gaia                                                                                       large industries and small businesses alike. The
                                                                                                                    Business of Sustainability, with over 100 expert
     ƒ Thomas Pogge on poverty                                                                                      contributors from 17 countries, provides a core
                                                                                      resource for students, policy makers, entrepreneurs, and corporate executives
     ƒ Mary Evelyn Tucker on world religions                                          who want to focus on groundbreaking changes in such fields as health care,
                                                                                      renewable energy, risk management, and information technology—and in
     ƒ Christopher Key Chapple on hinduism                                            industries such as transportation and financial services. The volume, which
     ƒ T. J. gorringe on culture                                                      also traces the history of the environmental movement and green consumer
                                                                                      activities, offers rich analyses of how sustainability is being factored into
     ƒ richard norgaard on economics                                                  these sectors—often using case studies of businesses that aim to provide
                                                                                      solutions to the world’s environmental and social challenges.
    1 VOlUMe • 978-1-933782-15-7• Price: uS$135                                          1 VOlUMe • 978-1-933782-13-3 • Price: uS$135
 • november 2009 • 512 pages • 8½ × 11”                                               • Spring 2010 • 620 pages • 8½ × 11”

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                              Volume 3:                                                                                  Volume 4:
                              the lAw And politics of                                            nAturAl resources
                              sustAinAbility                                                    And sustAinAbility
                              Editors: J. B. Ruhl, John Dernbach,                                     Editors: Dan Vasey, Shen Lei,
                              and Dan Tarlock                                                                and Shirley Thompson
                                In countries around the world environmental       By examining the processes and purposes for
                                law is a burgeoning field with major              which humans have used the resources of the
                                implications, not only for corporations           material world, we can take the crucial step
                                concerned about managing risk and liability       toward a sustainable future. Contributors to
                                but for governments and individuals.              this volume—scientists, historians, and social
                                This volume provides an urgently needed           scientists—evaluate resource and ecosystem
  handbook on the law and politics of sustainability, with concise, clearly       management methods; they explain how
  written articles explaining the important laws, agreements, treaties, and       sustainable development principles have been applied in industries as
  conventions that affect the environment—as well as the debates and issues       varied as cement, agriculture, and information technology. Wide-ranging
  they have sparked. Fascinating overviews examine events and occurrences         coverage includes discussions of carry capacities, food chains, forestry
  (such as Love Canal, Three Mile Island, and mad cow disease), that have         practices, energy production, and extractive industries. Articles on resource
  led to the enactment of today’s                                                                                      use—and the effects of overuse in
  environmental laws. The volume                                                                                       cultures throughout the world—offer
  also assesses the ways in which legal                                                                                historical context and entice students

  systems and political processes can                                                                                  and professionals alike to explore
  help or hinder efforts to build a                                                                                    new sustainable approaches geared to
  sustainable future.                                                                                                  meeting human needs.

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  978-1-933782-14-0                                                                                                                            978-1-933782-12-6
  Price: uS$135                                                                                                                                     Price: uS$135
  Prepub: uS$120                                                                                                                                 Prepub: uS$120
  january 2011                                                                                                                                      Summer 2010
  624 pages                                                                                                                                             624 pages
  8½ × 11”                                                                                                                                                8½ × 11”

  Volume 5:                                                                                                                                               Volume 6:
  ecosysteM                                                                                                                           MeAsureMents,
  MAnAgeMent And                                                                                                                     indicAtors, And
  sustAinAbility                                                                                                                   reseArch Methods
  Editors: Anderson et al.                                                                                                         for sustAinAbility
                                                                                                                                               Editors: Anderson et al.

                                            Carl Kurtz’s photograph of fireflies (Pyractomena borealis) on the
                                            Iowa prairie, chosen for the cover of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of
                                            Sustainability, shows us the beauty of a restored habitat and speaks
                                            volumes about the rich life that exists on our planet. The myriad
                                            points of light remind us that a sustainable future depends on sparks
                                            of inspiration, innovation, and insight from people around the world.

                               In Ecosystem Management and Sustainability           Techniques to measure human impact on the
                               experts from diverse backgrounds examine             environment (and the relative success or failure
                               the ways in which human beings and other             of various sustainability efforts humans have
  beings cohabit, in natural environments and human-altered environments.           implemented), are essential for researchers learning to adapt new interdisciplinary
  Although the ecology of cities is a central part of this volume’s focus—          approaches to their work—and for professionals in government agencies,
  the majority of 21st-century people live in urban environments—it                 corporations, and nongovernmental organizations. This volume provides
  also explores the ways in which we are learning to manage all kinds of            extensive and unique information about how such numbers, percentages, and
  ecosystems. The articles address the                                                                                  equations figure in real-life assessments and
  health of human populations and the                                                                                   predictions for the future. As sustainability
  well-being of all other components vital to                  1 VOlUMe                 1 VOlUMe                        enters the curriculum at all levels, teachers
  healthy and sustainable ecosystems.                   978-1-933782-16-4           978-1-933782-40-9                   who must keep pace with the role of
                                                           Price: uS$135            Price: uS$135                       measurements, indicators, and specialized
                                                         Prepub: uS$120             Prepub: uS$120                      research methods in environmental studies
                                                                                                                        will find that the volume offers a crucial
                                                            Summer 2010             fall 2010
                                                                                                                        crash course that also broaches the need to
                                                               624 pages            624 pages                           balance social and economic well-being with
                                                                 8½ × 11”           8½ × 11”                            environmental sustainability.

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                                    Volume 7:                                                                                 Volume 8:
                                    chinA And indiA:                                        the AMericAs And oceAniA:
                                    Assessing sustAinAbility                                 Assessing sustAinAbility
                                    Editors: Anderson et al.                                                       Editors: Anderson et al.

                                China and India, home to more than one                     The Americas and Oceania are linked
                                third of the world’s population, face growing              culturally and historically by their relative
                                resources demands. But the expanding global                isolation before the Columbian exchange,
                                economic influence of both countries make                  by their colonization after it, and by the
                                them vital players in a sustainable future for all         challenges of pollution, resource overuse,
                                the citizens of the Earth. This volume provides            and environmental degradation (especially
                                unprecedented analyses by regional experts,                the South Pacific islands, particularly
    as well as by scholars elsewhere in the world, who focus on demographic                threatened by rising ocean levels due to global warming). Regional experts
    issues and related international relationships and negotiations.                       and international scholars present articles in this volume that focus on
    The coverage is broad, looking at environmental law, sustainable                       countries today—such as Brazil, an emergent power on the world stage;
    development, business and commerce, lifestyles and values. In addition,                the United States, the world’s third most populous nation after China and
    the editors have commissioned                                                                                               India; and New Zealand, seemingly
    research into educational initiatives                                                                                       on its way to becoming an enviable
    at all levels, from elementary                                                                                              model of sustainable development—
    schools to business schools, and                                                                                            whose governments and corporations
    examine the role of government                                                                                              can play a major role in promoting or
    and corporations in promoting or                                                                                            discouraging sustainable choices.
    discouraging sustainable choices.

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    Prepub: uS$120                                                                                                                                  Prepub: uS$120
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    624 pages                                                                                                                                              624 pages
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    Volume 9:                                                                                                                                             Volume 10:
    Afro-eurAsiA:                                                                                                                              the future of
    Assessing                                                                                                                                 sustAinAbility
    sustAinAbility                                                                                                                            Editors: Anderson et al.
    Editors: Anderson et al.

                                     The geographic term Afro-Eurasia describes the         The final volume in the first print edition of
                                     world’s largest landmass, stretching east from         the Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
                                     Portugal to the islands of Southeast Asia and south    will include overview, review and updated
    to the Cape of Good Hope. This area is where humans originated and first began          essays by the world-renowned experts who contributed to or edited
    to make use of the natural world. By examining the history of human expansion           Volumes 1 through 9. These articles will make connections among
    as well as the 21st-century pressures to address some of the ecosystem damage           the subjects previously covered and address the greatest sustainability
    it has caused, this volume will weave sustainability                                                                 challenges that governments, individuals,
    into core curricular subjects. Regional experts and                   1 VOlUMe              1 VOlUMe                 and researchers continue to face. In
    international scholars offer an unprecedented                 978-1-933782-19-5         978-1-933782-63-8            conclusion, the volume will provide a
    analysis of topics ranging from environmental                                                                        resource guide for teaching materials at
                                                                       Price: uS$135        Price: uS$135
    law and sustainable development to business and                                                                      different educational levels, a guide to help
    commerce or lifestyles and values. The volume                    Prepub: uS$120         Prepub: uS$120               educators design a curricula, a directory
    will analyze educational initiatives at all levels,                 Summer 2010         Summer 2011                  of leading graduate-level programs in
    from elementary schools to business schools, and                        624 pages       624 pages                    sustainability, and a comprehensive index.
    assess the role of government and corporations in                         8½ × 11”      8½ × 11”
    promoting or discouraging sustainable choices.

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                                                                                   Berkshire enCyClOPedia Of China
                                                                                   modern And historic coverAge of the world’s newest
                                                                                   And oldest globAl Power
                                                                                   宝库山 中华全书: 跨越历史和现代 审视最新和最古老的全球大国
                                                                                   China is changing our world, and Berkshire Publishing, known
                                                                                   for its award-winning encyclopedias on a wide array of global
                                                                                   issues including the award-winning six-volume Encyclopedia
                                                                                   of Modern Asia, is proud to publish the first major resource
                                                                                   designed for students, teachers, businesspeople, government
                                                                                   officials, and tourists seeking a greater understanding of China
                                                                                   ƒ 800 articles about Chinese history and culture focus on
                                                                                     patterns and continuities over time and place
                                                                                   ƒ  Articles about China in the world today, with a focus on
                                                                                     its cultural, political, and economic relationships, military
                                                                                     expansion, and human and religious rights
                                                                                   ƒ news-related coverage: social and environmental issues
                                                                                     (“Food safety”), new communications and media (“internet
  5 VOlUMes • 978-0-9770159-4-8 • Price: uS$675                                      use,” “blogging”), and topics relevant to the global
• May 2009 • 2,754 pages • 8½ × 11 inches                                            economic crisis (“stock Markets,” “beijing Consensus,” and
                                                                                     “Currency Valuation”)
BookNews: “critical and knowledgeable,” “topics include businesses, political      ƒ over 1,200 unique photographs
figures and parties, historical events, military figures and events, poets, art,   ƒ Maps, timelines, primary source sidebars, and dozens of
natural resources, and technology.” Booklist: “handsome and user friendly,”          traditional proverbs
“charming,” “generously sized illustrations,” “highly recommended for
academic, public, and high-school libraries.” Library Journal: “thorough without
being overly complicated,” “insightful.” Midwest Book Review: “informed and
                                                                                        AvAilAble online:
informative articles contributed by outstanding scholars from China and
around the world,” “a core reference which is highly recommended for personal,
professional, academic, and community libraries.” School Library Journal:
“abundant photos, vignette drawings, proverbs, headings and parts of entries in
pinyin and Chinese characters, and attractive layout,” “the achievement of this
ambitious work is admirable.”

                            this is chinA                                                                   berkshire dictionAry of
                            the firSt 5,000 yeArS                                                           chinese biogrAphy
                            Editor: Haiwang Yuan, Western Kentucky University                               Editor: Kerry Brown, Chatham House
                                                                                                            Editorial Board: Roel Sterckx and Christopher Cullen,
                            这就是中国: 头一个五 千 年                                                                 University of Cambridge; Chloe Starr, University of
                                                                                                            Oxford; Guoxiang PENG, Tsinghua University; Jan
                    This Is China contains, in brief,                                                       Stuart, British Museum; Frances Wood, British Library
                    everything we need to know about
                    5,000 years of history, 30 years of                                                      The forthcoming Berkshire Dictionary of
                    “opening,” and a future that promises                                                    Chinese Biography is a bold new three-
                    to shape the 21st century for all of us.                                                 volume publication being developed
                                                                                                             under the editorship of China specialist
 Drawn from the vast resources of the Berkshire Encyclopedia                           Kerry Brown, an author, lecturer, and consultant who is a
 of China, this concise 120-page book is recommended                                   senior fellow at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of
 for classroom use, curriculum development, and student                                International Affairs, in London.
 review.                                                                                   The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography will use the
   ƒ Quick, convenient, engaging, and eye-opening                                      life stories of 150 key individuals, selected from the earliest
   ƒ Designed for use in a wide range of social studies classes                        dynasties to the present day, to tell the story of China itself
   ƒ An ideal supplement in Chinese language classes                                   over the entire span of its history.
    Paperback • 978-1-933782-20-1 • Price: uS$14.95                                       3 VOlUMes • 978-1-933782-66-9 • Price: uS$595
 • September 2010 • 152 pages • 6 × 9½”                                                • Prepub: uS$525 • Summer 2011 • 1,840 pages • 6 × 9½”

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                                                                                                                                                                                 brAnd chinA                                                                    educAtion in chinA
                                                                                                                                                                                 An encyclopedic hAndbook of GlobAl perceptionS               An encyclopedic hAndbook of educAtionAl hiStory,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Description of Qing CaoMinciis experibus

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                                                                                                                                                                                 Editor: Qing Cao, Liverpool John Moores                      中国教育: 一部关于中国教育历史、模式和思想的百科全书

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Educational History, Models, and Initiatives

                                                                                                                                      at home and abroad, Western scholars and                                                               students and scholars. But intellectuals were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       中国教育: 一部关于中国教育历史、模式和思想的百科全书
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Berkshire Encyclopedia of China 宝库山 中华全书, 5 volumes 五卷                                         978-0-9770159-4-8         $675.00             
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Brand China: global Perceptions and Representations 西方看中国: 形象·问题·与解析 (paperback)               978-1-933782-22-5          $95.00             
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Berkshire Encyclopedia of Extreme Sports 宝库山极限运动百科全书                                           978-0-9770159-5-5         $135.00             
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Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability, 10 volumes 宝库山 可持续性发展百科全书                            978-1-933782-01-0      $1225.00               
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