Issue 10 provides a mix of three research articles and sixteen responses to our question "What use is Chinese studies in a pandemic?" The selected pieces address the question from a full range of disciplines, including crosscultural education, classical sinology, law, media studies, linguistics, gender studies, critical cultural studies, art history, political science, diaspora studies, literary studies, economics, international relations, history, and sociology. Each paper makes an important point about the utility of the humanities and interpretive social sciences in a moment of crisis. In the research articles, Tim Barrett invites us to ponder meditation as a method of creative inspiration in the poetry of the Tang period; Quan Yan and Ernest Ming Tak Leung provide an analysis of democratisation efforts in the early Republic; Astrid Nordin and Graham Mark Smith contemplate different understandings of responsibility in the debates about China. You can now follow us on Twitter @BJoCS_bacs!
Cover image: temple façade in Shek-O © Gerda Wielander