Research Postgraduate Student Profile

Weian Zhong
john1991@hku.hk

When I finished reading Crime and Punishment written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky as part of my undergraduate liberal education in Sun Yat-sen University, I dwelled into an indefatigable exploration to the answers of questions, like “While person normally have rights to immune to harsh treatment, why is justified to inflict sufferings on ciminals?” “Should we take the welfare of criminal’s entire life into the consideration of his desert?” These questions trigger me to seek consolations from philosophy and two years of my graduate study were spent in the philosophy department of Sun Yat-sen University. During my intellectual journey on the trial of punishment philosophy, Dr. Peter Chau’s profound insights in this realm are irresistible temptation for me to start my pilgrimage in the law faculty of HKU.

Field of Study: Philosophy of Punishment

Thesis Title: Undecided

Programme of Study: Ph.D. 2018

Supervisor(s): Dr. SC Chau and Prof. Simon Young

Publications:

Philosophical novel concerned with punishment Tide Spectator (Chinese: 觀浪者) published in Jinan University Press in 2017