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Jacques deLisle

  Jacques deLisle is the Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law, professor of political science, director of the Center for East Asian Studies, deputy director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, co-director of the Center for Asian Law at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. His writing, which has appeared in Journal of Contemporary China, Orbis, Asia Policy, and other foreign affairs and areas studies journals, law reviews, edited volumes of interdisciplinary scholarship, and other media, focuses on China’s engagement with the international legal and political orders, domestic legal reform and rule-of-law issues in China, Taiwan’s status and external relations, and U.S.-China relations. He is co-editor of China’s Global Engagemen t (with Avery Goldstein, 2017), New Media, the Internet and a Changing China (with Avery Goldstein and Guobin Yang, 2016), Political Changes in Taiwan under Ma Ying-jeou (with Jean-Pierre Cabestan, 2014), and China’s Challenges (with Avery Goldstein, 2014). He frequently serves as an expert witness on Chinese law, and has been a consultant to U.S. government, Chinese, and international NGO projects relating to law and legal reform in China.  He was a law clerk to then-Judge Stephen Breyer, and an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice.