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Jacques deLisle

Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for the Study of Contemporary China

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 a professor of political science, director of the Center for the Study of Contemporary China, co-director of the Center for Asian Law, 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.


  • JDHarvard1990
  • ABPrinceton1982

Courses Taught

  • Chinese Law| China and International Law| Law and the Economy in Contemporary China| International Law| Torts| China in Transition| China and International Human Rights Law


    • International and Comparative Law
    • Torts, Restitution, and Insurance Law