Bryce Heatherly


PhD CandidateKolb Society Junior FellowGraduate Fellow for Teaching Excellence (2022-2023)

I write broadly about the history and theory of art and architecture in China and Korea from the eighth to the fifteenth centuries. Within this field, my research asks questions about practices of making, focusing especially on their intersections with Buddhism. My dissertation is a study of multi-story pagodas during the tenth and eleventh centuries in southeastern China, which examines the roles that the region's practices of building pagodas played in generating understandings of time. In addition to my dissertation, my interests include the history and techniques of metalwork, the illuminated book, and the historiography of sculpture in China. 


2014 BA, Washington University in St. Louis (Art History and Archaeology; Chinese Language and Culture)

2019 MA, University of Pennsylvania (East Asian Languages and Civilizations)

Research Interests

Art and Architecture of the Tang-Song Transition



Illuminated Books and Woodblock Printing

Courses Taught

Fall 2019 Arts of China EALC0120 (TF)

Spring 2020 East Asian Art and Civilization EALC0010 (TF)

Fall 2020 Introduction to Chinese Civilization EALC0020 (TF)

Spring 2021 Introduction to Japanese Civilization EALC0040 (TF)

Selected Publications

Association for Chinese Art History

Society for Song, Yuan, and Conquest Dynasty Studies