Jacques deLisle

Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania's Center for East Asian Studies

Jacques deLisle’s research and teaching focus on contemporary Chinese law and politics, including: legal reform and its relationship to economic reform and political change in China, the international status of Taiwan and cross-Strait relations, China’s engagement with the international order, legal and political issues in Hong Kong under Chinese rule, and U.S.-China relations. His writings on these subjects appear in a variety of fora, including international relations journals, edited volumes of multidisciplinary scholarship, and Asian studies journals, as well as law reviews. DeLisle is also professor of political science, director of the Center for East Asian Studies at Penn, deputy director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China and director of the Asia Program at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He has served frequently as an expert witness on issues of P.R.C. law and government policies and is a consultant, lecturer and advisor to legal reform, development and education programs, primarily in China.

Twitter – @PennLaw

Past Appearances

Knowledge@Wharton: December 10, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Steven Pearlstein (Robinson Professor of Public Affairs; Columnist, George Mason University; The Washington Post), Janice Bellace (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, and Management, the Wharton School), Djordjija Petkoski (Lecturer; Senior Fellow, Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, The Wharton School), Charles Elson (Edgar S. Woodlard, Jr. Chair in Corporate Governance; Professor of Finance, Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), and Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies) on the Monday, December 10, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Knowledge@Wharton: August 15, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Ken Auletta (Writer, The New Yorker), Frank Lantz (Director, NYU Game Center, NYU), Soraya Murray (Associate Professor, Film and Digital Media Department, University of California at Santa Cruz), Rick Edmonds (Media Business Analyst, Poynter Institute), John Carroll (Assistant Professor, Mass Communication, Boston University), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), Minyuan Zhao (Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School), Marshall Meyer (Emeritus Professor of Management, The Wharton School), and Ethan Mollick (Professor, The Wharton School) on the Wednesday, August 15, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: July 9, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Rob Hornsby (CFO, American Homebuilders of West Africa), Ameet Dhillon (Managing Director, US-Africa Housing Finance), Eleonora Rosati (Associate Professor in Intellectual Property Law; Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (OUP); Copyright Law & Policy Consultant (8 New Square); IPKat contributor, University of Southampton), Karl Moore (Associate Professor, McGill University), Andrea Matwyshyn (Professor of Law and Professor of Computer Science, Northeastern University), Roger Clark (Founding Member and Managing Partner; Visiting Professor, The Clark Law Group; Rutgers Law School Camden), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), and William Burke-White (Deputy Dean and Professor of Law; Inaugural Director, World Perry House, University of Pennsylvania Law School) on the Monday, July 9, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, July 9, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: July 6, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Stephanie Woerner (Research Scientist, CISR, MIT), Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera (Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University), Mary Lovely (Professor of Economics, Syracuse University), Lawrence White (Robert Kavesh Professorship in Economics, NYU Stern School of Business), Matt Gold (Adjunct Professor of Law; former Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for North America, Fordham University School of Law), Christopher Sands (Senior Research Professor; Director of the Center for Canadian Studies, Johns Hopkins University), Iwan Barankay (Associate Management Professor, The Wharton School), and Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies) on the Friday, July 6, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, July 6, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: June 13, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Brenda Curtis (Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania), Anna-Lisa Cox (Author and Non-Resident Fellow, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University), Yeonmi Park (Student; Author of “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom”, Columbia University), Herbert Hovenkamp (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Professor of Law at Penn Law; Expert in Antitrust Law and American Legal History, The Wharton School), Erik Gordon (Professor in the Ross School of Business, Univeristy of Michigan), Hemant Bhargava (Professor of Technology Management, UC Davis), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), and Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies) on the Wednesday, June 13, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: May 15, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Felix Mormann (Associate Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law), Richard Mcgowan (Associate Professor in the Finance Department; Economics Editor, Carroll School of Management at Boston College; Gaming Law Review and Economics), Matt Gold (Adjunct Professor of Law; former Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for North America, Fordham University School of Law), Darrell West (Founding Director, Center for Technology Innovation; Author of “Megachange: Economic Disruption, Political Upheaval, and Social Strife in the 21st Century”, Brookings Insitution), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), and Andrew Brandt (Director of the Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law; ESPN NFL Business Analyst; Podcast host of “The Business of Sports with Andrew Brandt”, Villanova University) on the Tuesday, May 15, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: April 23, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Cindy Schipani (Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration, Profesor of Business Law, University of Michigan, Ross School of Business), Christopher Peterson (John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah), Tom Peters (Business Management Expert), David Zaring (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton), Liz Wessel (Co-Founder, WayUp), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), and William Burke-White (Deputy Dean and Professor of Law; Inaugural Director, World Perry House, University of Pennsylvania Law School) on the Monday, April 23, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, April 23, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: April 5, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Jacques Peretti (Investigative Reporter; Author of “The Deals that Made the World: Reckless Ambition, Backroom Negotiations, and the Hidden Truths of Business”, BBC, The Guardian), Joanna Matthews (Senior Manager of Employee Engagement, Southwest Airlines), Matt Gold (Adjunct Professor of Law; former Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for North America, Fordham University School of Law), Katlyn Grasso (CEO & Founder, GenHERation), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), Eric Orts (Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Management; Director, Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership, Wharton), and Paul Eisenstein (Publisher and Editor) on the Thursday, April 5, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: March 23, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Timothy Jost (Robert L. Willett Family Professor of Law, Emeritus; Co-Author of “Health Law” Casebook, Washington and Lee School of Law), Matt Gold (Adjunct Professor of Law; former Deputy Assistant US Trade Representative for North America, Fordham University School of Law), Robert Field (Professor of Law and Public Health; Lecturer in Health Care Management at Wharton, Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and Dornsife School of Public Health), Mark Cohen (Director of Retail Studies, Columbia University Graduate School of Business), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), Scott Harrington (Professor, Health Care Management Department, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Jennifer Golbeck (Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and Associate Professor of Information Studies, University of Maryland), Marshall Meyer (Emeritus Professor of Management, The Wharton School), Pinar Yildirim (Assistant Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School), Kevin Werbach (Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School), and Barbara Kahn (Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School) on the Friday, March 23, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Friday, March 23, 2018

Knowledge @Wharton: March 12, 2018

Host Dan Loney is joined by Mahmoud Mohieldin (Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, United Nations Relations, and Partnerships, United Nations), Robert Gallucci (Chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute; distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, Johns Hopkins SAIS; Georgetown University), Djordjija Petkoski (Lecturer; Senior Fellow, Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research, The Wharton School), Richard Dasher (Director of Stanford University’s U.S. – Asia Technology Management Center, Stanford University), Jacques deLisle (Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, University of Pennsylvania’s Center for East Asian Studies), Kent Smetters, and William Burke-White (Deputy Dean and Professor of Law; Inaugural Director, World Perry House, University of Pennsylvania Law School) on the Monday, March 12, 2018 edition of Knowledge@Wharton.Read More

Air Date: Monday, March 12, 2018

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