Jacques deLisle

Chair - Asia Program

Member, Board of Editors - Orbis

Member - FPRI Board of Advisors

Research Areas:

China, law

Jacques deLisle is the Chair of the Asia Program, a member of the Orbis Board of Editors, and a member of the Board of Advisors at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is also the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, and Director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in Chinese politics and legal reform, U.S-China relations, cross-strait relations, and China’s engagement with the international legal order.

Jacques deLisle’s most recent books include:  To Get Rich is Glorious: Challenges Facing China’s Economic Reform and Opening at Forty (Brookings 2019), coedited with Avery Goldstein; China’s Global Engagement (Brookings, 2017), co-edited with Avery Goldstein; The Internet, Social Media, and a Changing China (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), co-edited with Avery Goldstein and Guobin Yang; China’s Challenges (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015), co-edited with Avery Goldstein; Political Changes in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou (Routledge, 2014), co-edited with Jean-Pierre Cabestan.  His next book, Taiwan Under Tsai, co-edited with June Teufel Dreyer, is forthcoming in 2020.

His articles also have appeared in Sino-American Relations, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Economic Law, American Society of International Law ProceedingsHarvard Asia Quarterly, Journal of National Security Law and other scholarly journals and edited volumes. He serves regularly as an expert witness on issues of P.R.C., Hong Kong and Taiwan law and government policies. He is a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, vice-chair of the Pacific Rim section of the American Society of International Law, and a consultant, lecturer and advisor to foreign-assisted legal reform, development and education programs, primarily in the PRC.  He received a J.D. and graduate education in political science at Harvard.

Jacques deLisle
University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104 USA




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