Whither Hong Kong?: The Struggle over Law and Democracy under Chinese Rule

Code: SL22001

Dates: October 22, 2019

Meets: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM

Sessions: 1

Location: Lower Merion High School

Course Fee: $25.00

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The protests this summer in Hong Kong over legislation that permits extradition for prosecution in China’s courts were the most recent skirmishes in an ongoing, decades-long battle over the future of democracy, the rule of law, and local autonomy in Hong Kong following its return to Chinese rule in 1997. What do the recent events, the pro-democratization Umbrella Movement protests in 2014, and other controversies—and Beijing’s and the outside world’s reaction—portend?

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This is part of the Luminaries at Lower Merion series. The program will be held in LGI unless the enrollment is not large enough, in which case it will be held in a classroom.
Fee: $25.00

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Jacques deLisle

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.

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