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What’s the Point of Reference? A Berkshire Bookworld Roundtable Podcast28/08/2020
About this podcast In 2009, I wrote in Library Journal that the role of an encyclopedia creator together is to build circles of knowledge. I said that our job is to create a haven of calm within a wild world of information, and misinformation. A haven where The post What’s the Point of Reference? A Berkshire Bookworld Roundtable Podcast appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
“This Is China” – a conversation with Professor Kerry Brown04/08/2020
Kerry Brown, a leading China scholar based in London, discusses the challenges of 2020 and the growing need to understand China and its history. Berkshire first published This Is China: The First 5,000 Years in 2010. Professor Brown has now updated the book in a second edition with a new chapter on recent The post “This Is China” – a conversation with Professor Kerry Brown appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
First Look at the T S Eliot – Emily Hale Letters (podcast)15/01/2020
In what one scholar called “the literary event of the decade,” on 2 January 2020, Princeton University Library opened up more than 1,100 letters that the Nobel-Prize-winning poet T.S. Eliot wrote over the course of three decades to an American speech professor and amateur actress named Emily Hale. The day became even more The post First Look at the T S Eliot – Emily Hale Letters (podcast) appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
The Georgian Feast with Darra Goldstein14/02/2019
Professor and cookery writer Darra Goldstein talks with Karen Christensen about the 25th-anniversary edition of her cookbook, The Georgian Feast, published by the University of California Press.
Scientist and Blogger Becomes First Translator of Famous Chinese Food Book27/11/2018
Sean Chen explains how a biomedical engineer and blogger became the first person to translate the Qing dynasty gastronomic masterpiece, the Suiyuan Shidan, into English.
Pairing Wine with Chinese Dishes: A Conversation with Christine Parkinson of the Hakkasan Group26/08/2017
Christine Parkinson shares what she’s learned about pairing wine with Chinese food and offers Bookworld listeners some new ideas about what to drink and how to learn about what wines work with different Chinese dishes.
Gourmand Goes to China11/08/2017
Edouard Cointreau talks about the distinctive characteristics of Chinese gastronomy and the importance Chinese people put on perceived health-giving qualities of what they eat. The post Gourmand Goes to China appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
How to Finish Your Academic Writing Project30/05/2017
Joli Jensen introduces her tested methods for completing academic writing projects in spite of the distractions and pressures inherent in university life in this Berkshire Bookworld podcast. The post How to Finish Your Academic Writing Project appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
Leaving Western Civ Behind, William H. McNeill20/04/2017
William H. (Bill) McNeill (1917-2016) continued to write for decades after his retirement from the University of Chicago. He published several books, including The Human Web, with his son J. R. McNeill, and an autobiography called The Pursuit of Truth. In that book he details his experiences on the 1992 Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission. Bill The post Leaving Western Civ Behind, William H. McNeill appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
Brexit, TPP, and the UK-China Relationship30/11/2016
Kerry Brown discusses Brexit, UK-China relations, and how the anti-globalization mood evident today is likely to affect Chinese politics, both domestically and internationally. He presents a realistic but generally positive view of the opportunities for research and collaboration. This podcast will be useful to teachers, scholars, and business professionals concerned about China’s role The post Brexit, TPP, and the UK-China Relationship appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
Teaching Big History23/11/2016
https://www.berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/BP5CynthiaBrown2_podcast.mp3 Cynthia Stokes Brown discusses how she teaches big history in this episode of Berkshire Bookworld. As she discussed last week, in "An Introduction to Big History," big history incorporates many disciplines, from cosmology and chemistry to archaeology and history. Join us today to find out how to bring all these aspects of big history The post Teaching Big History appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
An Introduction to Big History17/11/2016
https://www.berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/BP4CynthiaBrown1_podcast.mp3 Cynthia Stokes Brown, a professor and popular author, explains how she came to write about Big History in this episode of Berkshire Bookworld. Big History is the study of how we all got here, from the Big Bang to the present day, and Cynthia has written and coauthored three books on the subject, including a The post An Introduction to Big History appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
Chinese Rice Wines and Spirits: An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Beverages12/08/2016
https://www.berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BP15CarolynPhillips3_podcast.mp3 Carolyn Phillips returns to discuss the merits of Chinese rice wines and spirits in this episode of Berkshire Bookworld’s “China Cooks!” Carolyn discusses wines and spirits as accompaniments to Chinese dishes and their use in cooking certain traditional recipes. If you’ve been warned off baijiu 白酒, suffered from an excess of it, or perhaps never The post Chinese Rice Wines and Spirits: An Introduction to Traditional Chinese Beverages appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
Pairing Wine with Chinese Food01/08/2016
Pairing Wine with Chinese Foodhttps://www.berkshirepublishing.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/BP14CarolynPhillips2_podcast.mp3 Carolyn Phillips offers tips about pairing wines with Chinese food, suggesting that other beverages are likely to be a better match. Other experts may disagree, but Carolyn speaks from many years of experience in Taiwan, China, and California, and shares many stories about successful (and unsuccessful) wine pairings. This podcast The post Pairing Wine with Chinese Food appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.
Opera and Classical Music in China Today26/07/2016
Colin Mackerras discusses two Chinese artists whom he wrote about in the Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography. First, Mackerras focuses on Lang Lang, a Chinese pianist, providing a look at Western classical music in China today. Shakespeare and Tang Xianzu display at the London Book Fair in April 2016. The second figure is Tang The post Opera and Classical Music in China Today appeared first on Berkshire Publishing.