Mei Dingzuo (Chinese: 梅鼎祚; pinyin: Méi Dǐngzuò) (1549-1615) was a Chinese writer and playwright. He was described by a contemporary drama reviewer as being "an outstanding and talented descendant of a distinguished family..."
He was born in Xuancheng. Mei's family consisted of academics and owned a large library of their own. Mei was friends with Tang Xianzu, Wang Shizhen, and Wang Daokun. His teacher was Jiang Qifang. Mei collected books. He would meet with his friends to share books they recently acquired. He failed imperial examinations and became a full-time writer. Mei's hired his own workers to create woodblocks for his books. He also published his books himself.
- Jing Shen (4 August 2010). Playwrights and Literary Games in Seventeenth-Century China: Plays by Tang Xianzu, Mei Dingzuo, Wu Bing, Li Yu, and Kong Shangren. Lexington Books. pp. 95–96. ISBN 978-0-7391-3857-1.
- "The Story of the Jade Box, with Li Zhuowu's Critical Comments". National Central Library. World Digital Library. Retrieved 25 December 2013.
- Kai-wing Chow (2004). Publishing, Culture, and Power in Early Modern China. Stanford University Press. pp. 63–64. ISBN 978-0-8047-3368-7.