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Name  Mei Ju-ao
Role  Author
Education  Yale Law School

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Born  November 7, 1904 Nanchang, Jiangxi (Qing Dynasty) (1904-11-07)
Died  April 23, 1973, Beijing, China

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

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.

Mei was portrayed by Damian Lau in the Chinese film The Tokyo Trial (2006) and by David Tse in the NHK miniseries Tokyo Trial (2016).


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