Mei Ju-ao

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Mei Ju-ao
Personal details
Born (1904-11-07)November 7, 1904
Nanchang, Jiangxi (Qing Dynasty)
Died April 23, 1973(1973-04-23) (aged 68)
Education Tsinghua University (1924)
Stanford University (1926)
University of Chicago Law School (1928)

Mei Ju-ao (Chinese: 梅汝璈; pinyin: Méi Rǔ'áo, 1904-1973) was a Chinese jurist, legislator and author.


Mei was a native of Nanchang, Jiangxi province. After graduating from Tsinghua University in 1924, Mei Ju-ao went to the United States to study. In 1926, he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society the same year. Mei went on to study law at University of Chicago Law School, where he obtained a Juris Doctor in 1928.

Tokyo Trials[edit]

In 1946-48, Mei was the Chinese member of the judges in the International Military Tribunal for the Far East's trials of Japanese war crimes committed during the second World War.

He is portrayed by Damian Lau in the 2006 movie The Tokyo Trial.


  • "China and the Rule of Law." Pacific Affairs, Vol. 5, No. 10. (Oct., 1932), pp. 863–872. (Available through JSTOR)