Mark Sidel is Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Doyle-Bascom endowment) and consultant for Asia at the Washington-based International Center for Not-for-Profit Law. He has written widely on the regulation of civil society in China, India, and Vietnam. He brings together academic knowledge and field experience. He served with the Ford Foundation in Beijing, Hanoi, Bangkok, and New Delhi. His volume on the Chinese Overseas NGO Law and framework and China’s relationships with the overseas nonprofit community is forthcoming from Brookings Press.

Last Updated: August 18, 2021



What Future for International NGOs in China?

Katherine Wilhelm, Shawn Shieh & more
Nearly five years have passed since China implemented its Foreign NGO Law, imposing a host of new restrictions on the activities of international non-profit groups. What kind of responsibility do non-government organizations bear for sustaining...

Overseas NGOs and Foundations and COVID in China

Mark Sidel from The European Institute for Chinese Studies (EURICS)
The COVID crisis that enveloped Wuhan, Hubei province, and some other parts of China in late 2019 and early 2020 might, in another era, have encouraged China to temporarily relax constraints on international aid and engagement. In the current...