SOAS University of London

School of Law

Grace (Yu) Mou

LLB (China), MA (China), Diploma (Kent), PhD (Warwick)
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Mou Grace
School of Law

First Year Tutor (Term 1 & 2)

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies


Dr Grace (Yu) Mou
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4277
Paul Webley Wing (Senate House)
Office No:
Office Hours:
Monday 11:30 - 12:30 & Friday 11:30 - 12:30


Prior to joining SOAS, Grace taught at the University of Warwick and the University of Hull.

Grace’s research interests lie primarily in Asian criminal justice, comparative criminal procedure, and socio-legal studies, especially in the country of China. Her research examines the on-going criminal justice reform in China, which is set within a broad range of contexts -- of political, occupational and legal cultures -- from the value of deference to authority, hierarchical structures, retribution and deterrence, to the integration of these into the state apparatus which determine the way state power is exercised. Her research seeks to provide a rich description of the criminal process in action, and stimulate debate of the difficult legal issues concerning the way China deals with matters relating to criminal justice and human rights.



Criminal law; criminology; comparative criminal justice; criminal evidence; Chinese law; Chinese criminal justice; Asian legal systems; and socio-legal studies.