Before joining the ANU College of Law, Zhuoyu completed his JD and PCLL in the Chinese University of Hong Kong and LLM in City University of Hong Kong. Zhuoyu is interested in labor issues, gender and law, having his current project focused on the work-family reconciliation laws in Hong Kong, EU and Mainland China.
- Australian Government Research Training Program International Scholarships.
The work-family reconciliation laws in Hong Kong, EU and Mainland China.
Zhuoyu’s research focuses on the work-family reconciliation laws in Hong Kong, EU and Mainland China, in which the cultural paradigms embedded in a Confucianized society is investigated as part of the socio-legal studies. The project assesses the “Family Status Discrimination Ordinance” in Hong Kong, and compares it to the EU social policy on work-family balance. The thesis argues that the intellectual cultural norm such as “Loyalty”「忠」, ”Filial piety”「孝」, “Diligence”「勤」 and “Family-state unification” 「家國同構」had enduring influence on how people conceive of the work-family interface. The project also compares the FSDO with EU’s social policy in a view to find out how the protectionist approach adopted in Hong Kong and the social policy approach in EU offer insights into China’s initiative in the path to work-family reconciliation.