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.
Presentations, Talks, & Teaching Activities
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Langfang University, China
The Hewbrew University, Jerusalem