Jacques deLisle, Stephen A. Cozen Professor of Law & Professor of Political Science; Director, 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.
David Dettmann, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies
David Dettmann earned his M.A. in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the field of Central Asian Studies, and has since worked in higher education as an administrator, outreach coordinator, teacher, and educational liaison focusing on themes relating to East, Central, and Inner Asia. From 2009 to 2013 David worked as Assistant Director at the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he taught several courses focused on topics such as East Asian civilization and on themes relating to Mongolian and Chinese borderlands. Since 2015, David has coordinated educational outreach and professional development programs relating to East and Inner Asia from the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Example programs organized by David include the annual National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) East Asia seminar at Penn, and the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Summer Institute on Modern Mongolia. David has a strong interest in the many cultures of Mongolia and China, and takes great pleasure in studying the region's languages, music, and foodways.
David is also US Director for the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS), which has a US Office based at CEAS.
Mengxi Jiang, Program Assistant, Center for East Asian Studies