Robert Bagley

Professor of Art and Archaeology, Emeritus
Office Phone
404 McCormick Hall

Ph.D., Harvard University


Robert Bagley is an Associated Faculty member of the East Asian Studies Department.  Bagley is a Professor in Art and Archaeology and specializes in pre-Han art and archaeology. His current research focuses on the archaeology of music, in particular, the musical instruments from the tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng (d. 433 BC).

Selected Publications
  • Ancient Sichuan (Seattle Art Museum and Princeton University Press, 2001);
  • Catalogue of an exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum that traveled to Fort Worth, New York, and Toronto;
  • "Percussion," chapter 2 in Jenny F. So, ed., Music in the Age of Confucius (Washington, D.C.: Sackler Gallery of Art, 2000);
  • "Shang Archaeology," chapter 3 in Michael Loewe and Edward L. Shaughnessy, eds., The Cambridge History of Ancient China, (Cambridge University press, 1999).]