Atkins, E.

E. Taylor Atkins is Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History at Northern Illinois University.  In addition to Primitive Selves, featured in his Rorotoko interview, Atkins is the author of Blue Nippon: Authenticating Jazz in Japan (Duke University Press, 2001), which won the 2003 John Whitney Hall Prize, and editor of Jazz Planet (University Press of Mississippi, 2003).  He also wrote the “Popular Culture” chapter in A Companion to Japanese History (ed. William Tsutsui, Blackwell, 2007), and has published articles in Journal of Asian Studies, American Music, positions, and Japanese Studies.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Primitive Selves: Koreana in the Japanese Colonial Gaze, 1910-1945
(Our Cover Feature of November 23, 2010)