SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Chris Bramall

BA, MA , PhD (Cantab)
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Chris Bramall
Department of Economics

Professor of Economics

SOAS China Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS China Institute

SOAS Food Studies Centre

Member, SOAS Food Studies Centre

Professor Chris Bramall
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PhD Students supervised
  • Jonathan Clyne , The relationship between plan and market in Chinese industry since 1978, and its role in growth.


Authored Books

Bramall, Chris (2008) Chinese Economic Development. London: Routledge.

Bramall, Chris (2006) The Industrialization of Rural China. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bramall, Chris (2000) Sources of Chinese Economic Growth, 1978-1996. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bramall, Chris (1993) In Praise of Maoist Economic Planning: living standards and economic development in Sichuan since 1931. Oxford: Claredon Press.

Bramall, Chris (1989) Living Standards in Sichuan, 1931-1978. London: Contemporary China Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


Bramall, Chris (2011) 'Agency and Famine in China's Sichuan Province, 1958–1962'. The China Quarterly, (208), pp 990-1008.

Bramall, Chris (2011) 'Agency and Famine in China's Sichuan Province, 1958-1962'. The China Quarterly, (208), pp 990-1008.

Bramall, Chris (2009) 'Out of the Darkness: Chinese Transition Paths'. Modern China, (35) 4, pp 439-449.

Bramall, Chris (2008) 'Rural Industrialisation and Spatial Inequality in China, 1978-2006'. Economic and Political Weekly, (52), pp 43-50.

Bramall, Chris (2008) 'Reversing the Verdict on Maoism?'. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, (24) 4, pp 657-667.

Bramall, Chris (2006) 'The Last of the Romantics? Maoist Economic Development in Retrospect'. The China Quarterly, (187), pp 686-692.

Bramall, Chris (2004) 'Chinese Land Reform in Long Run Perspective and in the Wider Asian Context'. Journal of Agrarian Change, (4) 1 & 2, pp 107-141.

Bramall, Chris (2003) 'Path Dependency and Growth in Rural China since 1978'. Asian Business and Management, (2) 3, pp 301-322.

Bramall, Chris (2001) 'The Quality of China's Household Income Surveys'. China Quarterly, (167), pp 689-705.

Bramall, Chris (2000) 'Inequality, Land Reform and Agricultural Growth in China, 1952-1955: A Preliminary Treatment'. Journal of Peasant Studies, (27) 3, pp 30-54.

Bramall, Chris (1997) 'Living Standards in Prewar Japan and Maoist China'. Cambridge Journal of Economics, (21) 5, pp 551-570.

Bramall, Chris (1995) 'Origins of the Agricultural "Miracle": Some Evidence from Sichuan'. The China Quarterly 143, pp 731-755.

Bramall, Chris and Jones, Marion E. (1993) 'Rural Income Inequality in China since 1978'. Journal of Peasant Studies, (21) 1, pp 41-70.

Bramall, Chris (1993) 'The Role of Decollectivisation in China's Agricultural Miracle, 1978-1990'. Journal of Peasant Studies, (20) 2, pp 271-295.

Bramall, Chris (1992) 'Chinese Economic Growth between the Wars'. The China Quarterly 131, pp 784-791.

Book Chapters

Bramall, Chris and Jones, Marion E. (2000) 'The Fate of the Chinese Peasantry'. In: Mooij, Jos E. and Bryceson, Deborah F. and Kay, Cristóbal, (eds.), Disappearing Peasantries? rural labour in Africa, Asia and Latin America. London: Intermediate Technology Publications.

Bramall, Chris and Nolan, P. (1999) 'Embryonic Capitalism in East Asia'. In: Xu, Dixin and Wu, Chengming, (eds.), Chinese Capitalism, 1522-1840. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp xiii-xl.

Bramall, Chris (1995) 'The Lessons of History: New Economic Policy in China and the USSR'. In: Nolan, Peter and Chang, Ha-Joon, (eds.), The Transformation of the Communist Economies: Against The Mainstream. New York: St Martin's Press (Palgrave Macmillan).

Bramall, Chris (1993) 'China'. In: Corbridge, Stuart, (ed.), World Economy. New York: Oxford University Press.

Bramall, Chris (1991) 'Collectivisation'. In: Bottomore, T. B., (ed.), A Dictionary of Marxist Thought. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Bramall, Chris (1990) 'The Wenzhou "Miracle": An Assessment'. In: Nolan, Peter and Dong, Fureng, (eds.), Market Forces in China: competition and small business : the Wenzhou debate. London: ZED Books Ltd.


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