Noa Grass

Noa Grass

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow (Mar 2018-Apr 2018)


Noa Grass is an economic historian of China. She completed her dissertation, titled “Revenue as a Measure for Expenditure: Ming State Finance Before the Age of Silver,” in 2015 at the University of British Columbia. Her research interests include economic aspects of state formation in the early Ming dynasty, particularly fiscal and monetary policy. She has published her article on the adoption of silver in Ming state finance in the journal Ming Studies in 2017. In her current position as an Azrieli postdoctoral fellow at Tel Aviv University, she is preparing a book version of her dissertation that focuses on government expenditure. As a visiting fellow in the Max Planck Institute, she is combining GIS technology with contemporary source material in researching geographical dimensions of government horse rearing in the early Ming.




A Million Horses: The Geography and Economy of Frontier Horse Ranches in Early Ming China


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Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities

The History of Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Asia: Sending Money Home. Grain Transports and Money Orders of Government Salaries in Ming China

Tel Aviv University, Israel

Gold Floral Silver: The Official Narrative on Gold Floral Silver and the Silverization State Finance

Langfang University, China

Animals and Human Society in the Asian Sphere: A Million Horses. Aspects of the Horse Administration during the Yongle Reign (1403-1424)

The Hewbrew University, Jerusalem

Social Science History Association Annual Meeting: Between Convertibility and Taxability. Paper Money and Fiscal Policy in China 1000-1500