Projects, Media Interviews and Engaged Learning Initiatives


Companion web site and Facebook page for A History of Popular Culture in Japan, From the Seventeenth Century to the Present (A Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2018)

Football nationalism in colonial Korea and imperial Japan (match results 1926-42)

Crossroads of Japan study abroad course at Japan Center for Michigan Universities

Religious cosmopolitanism, international humanitarianism and the Bahá'í Faith in Japan and Korea

Transcriber for NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi's interview for Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program.

Media Interviews and Mentions

The Finch Show podcast, November 2, 2020. 

"Japanese 'Cult' Artist Tetsuya Ishida depicts Japan's Relentless Conformism and Technology's Control at Wrightwood 659," Chicago Tribune November 12, 2019.

"Jazzing Up Japan," The Music of Time, BBC World Service, February 24, 2018.

"A Tune Heard Often at These Olympics Gets to the Heart of Being Korean," New York Times February 22, 2018.

"A Second Home in Hikone – Dr. Taylor Atkins, 2017 JCMU Symposium," JCMU Official Blog, November 1, 2016.

"How Japan Came to Love Jazz," A Blog Supreme, National Public Radio, April 30, 2014.

Interview about jazz historiography at All About Jazz

Interview about "Jazz Abroad" on The New Jazz Archive

Interview about Primitive Selves on New Books in East Asian Studies podcast

Podcast of my Korea Society lecture on “Arirang”

Engaged Learning Initiatives

The 2.14 Memory Project (2008)

Rebel Music Conferences 2016 program (PDF)

The Warrior Code - an original historical drama written by students in HIST 491 Special Topics: Knights and Samurai (spring 2012)

Knights and Samurai - an educational web site designed by students in HIST 491 Special Topics: Knights and Samurai (fall 2014)

Truth is One, sages call it by various names.

Rig Veda I:164.46

Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

—Confucius, Analects 2:15

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E. Taylor Atkins


E. Taylor Atkins
NIU Department of History
Zulauf 702
DeKalb, IL 60115



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