AbstractThis issue of Business and Public Administration Studies (BPAS) of the Washington Institute of China Studies (WICS) – overdue by more than a year – comes at the crossroads of numerous events at turbulent times. Since early 2012, when Dr. Bernard Pitsvada (1933-2014) retired as President and Editor of the Washington Institute of China Studies, the Institute and the Journal have undergone a difficult period of transition. A newly appointed editor (a professor from the American University) suddenly got sick and this interrupted a smooth transition and resulted in an unexpected delay in publishing the Journal. The subsequent search for another editor took much longer than expected. The Journal of the Washington Institute of China Studies Volume 7 was last published in 2012. No issues were published during 2013 and the first half of 2014.
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