Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Paul Michael Taylor

Curator of European, Near Eastern, and Asian Ethnology
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., University of California
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • Ph.D., Yale University
Research Interests

Research anthropologist (researcher) at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History; Curator of Asian, European, and Middle Eastern Ethnology; and head of that museum’s Asian Cultural History Program. An author or editor of numerous books and scholarly articles on the ethnography, ethnobiology, linguistic anthropology, and art or material culture of Asia; curator of twenty-one museum exhibitions (including five online virtual exhibitions); and anthropologist consultant for ethnographic films.

Publications
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Shalabayeva, Gulmira, editors. 2020. Kazakhstan's Crafts and Creative Economy: Proceedings of an International Symposium. Almaty, Kazakhstan: Kasteyev State Museum of Arts.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2020. "King Chulalongkorn's Royal Seal, Lost and Found." Arts of Asia, 102–103. 50, (1),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2020. "The Importance of Archival Study for Crafts Research in Legacy Museum Collections." In Kazakhstan's Crafts and Creative Economy: Proceedings of an International Symposium. Taylor, Paul Michael and Shalabayeva, Gulmira, editors. 18–27. Almaty, Kazakhstan: Kasteyev State Museum of Arts.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2020. "Fostering New Discoveries in Libraries and Legacy Collections about Thailand's Cultural Heritage." TLA Research Journal: The Journal of the Thai Library Association, 1–28. 13, (2), Bangkok, Thailand: Thai Library Association.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2020. "The Legacy of an International Partnership: Kazakhstan and the Smithsonian." Abai Center Publications, Washington, DC.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Marino, Cesare. 2020. "Reassessing two nineteenth-century proto-ethnographic collections in Italian museums: Giacomo Costantino Beltrami (1779–1855) and Antonio Spagni (1809–1873)." Journal of the History of Collections, 49–62. 32, (1), Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/jhc/fhy056.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Shalabayeva, Gulmira. 2020. "Introduction." In Kazakhstan's Crafts and Creative Economy. Taylor, Paul Michael and Shalabayeva, Gulmira, editors. 5–11. Almaty, Kazakhstan: Kasteyev State Museum of Arts.
  • Marino, Cesare, Pontsioen, Robert, and Taylor, Paul Michael. 2019. "Red Cloud, Dog Child, and the "Long Knife" of the Samurai in Indian Country." Tribal Arts, 106–123. 23, (2),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2019. "A Contribution to the Ethnomusicology of Trang: Musical Instruments Collected by American Naturalist William Louis Abbott in 1896." Journal of the Siam Society, 91–116. 107, (2),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2019. "Sikh Art and Devotion in the Collection of Parvinder S. Khanuja." Arts of Asia, 107–116. 1, (49),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2019. "Exploring Thailand's Heritage at the Smithsonian: Discoveries, Partnerships, and Opportunities." OST Science Review, 16–26. 1, (2562),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2019. "Introduction." In The Japji of Guru Nanak: A New Translation with Commentary (by) Rupinder S. Brar. 6–14. Washington, DC: Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael, Bekkerman, Sonya, and Kovalyov, Marina. 2019. Central Asian Arts: Treasure Troves of Inspiration and Design. [Exhibition catalog] New York: Russian American Foundation. In Central Asia: A Treasure Trove.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Marino, Cesare. 2019. "Paolo Mantegazza's Vision: The Science of Man behind the World's First Museum of Anthropology (Florence, Italy, 1869)." Museum Anthropology, 109–124. 42, (2), https://doi.org/10.1111/muan.12209.
  • de Clercq, F. S. A. and Taylor, Paul Michael. 2018. Ternate: The Residency and its Sultanate. Washington, DC: Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2018. "Introduction (Pipelines to Cultural Heritage)." from Proceedings of an International Conference on Archaeology in the BTC-SCP Pipeline. 1–11. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2018. "Reinterpreting King Chulalongkorn's Royal Gift of Theatrical Images at Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exposition." Arts Of Asia, 114–124. 48, (3), Knowloon, Hong Kong: Arts Asia Publications LTD.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2018. "Newly Discovered Correspondence (1853-1868) from King Mongkut, Rama IV, and from Phra Pinklao, to Sir John Bowring and his son Edgar Bowring." Journal of the Siam Society, 1–44. 106,
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2018. "A Korean-American Pioneer of Art: The Calligrapher Mook Jae and his Homelands." In Han'gŭl ŭl kŭrida : Sejong Taewang chŭgwi 600-chunyŏn kinyŏm = A Korean-American Pioneer of Art: The Calligrapher Mook Jae and his Homelands. 1–5. Seoul, Korea: National Hangeul Museum.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2018. Royal Gifts from Thailand: Selected Masterpieces from Thailand's Royal Gifts to the United States of America. Royal Gifts from Thailand. The Siam Society.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2018. "Ancestral Plaited Mats from Madagascar." Arts & Cultures [English edition], 210–223. 2018,
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2018. "Les nattes tressées ancestrales de Madagascar." Arts & Cultures [French language edition], 210–223. 2018,
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Khazbulatov, Andrey. 2018. Artists of Modern Kazakhstan. Astana: Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan; Kazakh Research Institute of Culture.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Koller, Jared. 2018. "Baltistan in 1891 and 1912: The Smithsonian's Baltistan Collections from Two Expeditions by the American Naturalist William Louis Abbott." South Asian Studies, 161–184. 33, (1),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Kwon, Myoung-won,. 2018. Han'gŭl ŭl kŭrida : Sejong Taewang chŭgwi 600-chunyŏn kinyŏm = A Korean-American Pioneer of Art: The Calligrapher Mook Jae and his Homelands. [Exhibition catalog] Seoul, Korea: National Hangeul Museum.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Maynard, David. 2018. Archaeological Excavations on the BTC Pipeline, Azerbaijan.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Dhami, Sonia, editors. 2017. Sikh Art from the Kapany Collection. Palo Alto: The Sikh Foundation (in association with the Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Bayramova, Keyik, Pontsioen, Robert, Balayeva, Jeren, and Taylor, Paul Michael. 2017. Durdy Bayramov: Life, Art, and Legacy. Toronto: Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2017. "The Artistic Legacy of Durdy Bayramov: A New Museum's Important Mission." In Durdy Bayramov: Life, Art, and Legacy. Bayramova, Keyik, Pontsioen, Robert, and Balayeva, Jeren, editors. 208–214. Toronto: Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2017. "William Louis Abbott in Ladakh and Kashmir (1891-1915): Expeditions of an American Naturalist Collector." Man in India: A Quarterly Journal of Anthropology, 609–637. 97, (2), Calcutta, India: A.K. Bose.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2017. "Turkic poetic heritage as symbol and spectacle of identity: observations on Turkmenistan's Year of Magtymguly celebrations." Nationalities Papers, 321–336. 45, (2), https://doi.org/10.1080/00905992.2016.1260536.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2017. "Exhibiting the Kapany Collection: Observations on the Transformation of Sikh Art and Material Culture in Museums." In Sikh Art from the Kapany Collection. Taylor, Paul M. and Dhami, Sonia, editors. 286–309. Palo Alto: The Sikh Foundation.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Dhami, Sonia. 2017. "Introduction: Art By, For, or About the Sikhs." In Sikh Art from the Kapany Collection. Taylor, Paul M. and Dhami, Sonia, editors. 8–15. Palo Alto: The Sikh Foundation.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Smith, William Bradford. 2017. "Instruments of Diplomacy: Nineteenth-century Musical Instruments in the Smithsonian Collection of Thai Royal Gifts." Journal of the Siam Society, 245–272. 105,
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2016. "Smithsonian Naturalist William Louis Abbott's Turkestan Expedition of 1893 and 1894." Central Asiatic Journal, 255–276. 59, (1), Harrassowitz Verlag. https://doi.org/10.13173/centasiaj.59.1-2.0255.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2016. "Sikh Material Heritage and Sikh Social Practice in a Museum-Community Partnership: The Smithsonian's Sikh Heritage Project." Sikh Research Journal, 1, (1),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Merrion, Trevor Loomis. 2016. "L'art du Turkménistan: Inspirations tribales et indigènes." Arts & Cultures, 110–123. Geneva: Association of Friends of the Barbier-Mueller Museum.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Merrion, Trevor Loomis. 2016. "Tribal and Indigenous Inspirations in the Arts of Turkmenistan." Arts & Cultures, 110–123. Geneva: Association of Friends of the Barbier-Mueller Museum.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2015. "Thailand's 'Chow Pah Negritos' (Maniq) in 1897 and 1899: Smithsonian Records of W.L. Abbott's Expeditions to the Trang-Phatthalung Border Highlands." Journal of the Siam Society, 161–182. 103,
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2015. "Current Research about the Ethnography of Chokan Valikhanov, and about Turkic or Central Asian Cultural History and Cultural Memories, at the Asian Cultural History Program of the Smithsonian Institution." In Kazakhting uly ghalymy, tarikhshy, etnograf, saiakhatshy zhene aghartushy Sh. Ualikhanovtyng 180 zhyldygyna arnalghan “Shokan Okulary-19” Khalykaralik ghylymi-tezhiribelik konferentsiia: Materialdary, 17-18 seuir (Tom 1). Abzhapparov, A. A., editor. 284–288. Kokshetau, Kazakhstan: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan and Kokshetau State University.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2015. "William Louis Abbott in Madagascar: Revisiting Archival and Museum Resources of a Smithsonian Naturalist from the 1890s." Museum Anthropology, 28–45. 38, (1), Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1111/muan.12071.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2015. "The Presentation of Historical Materials about Kazakhstan in Online Formats: Observations on the Occasion of the Celebration of the 550th Anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate." In "From the Kazakh Khanate to independent Kazakhstan" international research and practice conference: Proceedings May 22-23, 2015. 13–18. Astana, Kazakhstan: Institute of State History, Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2015. "Durdy Bayramov's Photographs as Visual Documents of Cultural History." In Through the Eyes of Durdy Bayramov: Turkmen Village Life, 1960s-1980s. Bayramova, Keyik, Pontsioen, Robert, and Balayeva, Jeren, editors. 7–8. Toronto: Durdy Bayramov Art Foundation.
  • Pyragy, Magtymguly and Taylor, Paul Michael. 2014. Magtymguly: Poems from Turkmenistan. Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2014. "Exploring the Scientific and Artistic Legacy of Chokan Valikhanov (1835-1865), in Partnership with Kazakhstan's Museums." In Proceedings of the International Conference "Abylai Khan and His Historical Epoch in Kazakhstan". Abyev, K. K., editor. 25–32. Kokshetau: Kokshetau State University.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2014. "William Louis Abbott in Thailand: A Research Resource on Southern Thailand in the 1890s." Journal of the Siam Society, 143–168. 102,
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2014. "Past and Present: Revising Ancient "Hyangga" Poetry for Audiences Today." In Scent of the Ancient: Invitational Exhibition Celebrating Hangul's 568th Anniversary. Kwon Myoung-won, editor. 4–5. Washington, D.C.: Korean Cultural Center.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2014. "Transformations of the Expeditionary Enterprise: Perspectives on the Smithsonian's Expeditionary History before 1948." reCollections: A Journal of Museums and Collections (Austrailian National Museum), 9, (2),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2014. "Preface to the English Translation." In Magtymguly: Poems from Turkmenistan. Taylor, Paul Michael, editor. 10–12. Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2014. "The Online Publication of Archaeological Records and Other Archival and Museum Collections on Cultural Heritage." In "Experience of Turkmenistan in Research and Museumification of Archeological Findings". Abstract of Reports of the International Scientific Conference (November 12-14, 2014). 9–11. Ashgabat: Turkmenistan Ministry of Culture.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Merrion, Trevor Loomis. 2014. "Turkmen "gobelin" or pictorial tapestries." Arts of Asia, 142–153.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael, Merrion, Trevor, Waugh-Quasebarth, Jasper, and Pontsioen, Robert. 2014. Undiscovered Art from the Korean War: Explorations in the Collection of Chester and Wanda Chang. Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Pontsioen, Robert. 2014. "Retooling Traditions." In Tools: Extending Our Reach. McQuaid, Matilda and McCarty, Cara, editors. 64–67. New York: Cooper-Hewitt Museum.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Pontsioen, Robert. 2014. Sikhs: Legacy of the Punjab. Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2013. "In Celebration of Hangul Day 2013: The Accessible Calligraphy of “Mook Jae” Kwon Myoung-won." In Celebrating Hangul’s 567th Anniversary: Come on in, the Door is Open: An exhibition of Hangul Calligraphy by Kwon, Myoung Won. 3–4. Washington, D.C.: Korean Cultural Center.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2013. "The World’s Biggest Dream, and its “Biggest Painting"." In The Biggest Painting in the World, in Washington D.C., Oct. 27th – Nov. 3rd, 2013. 5. Suwon (Gyeonggi Province), Korea and Arlington, VA: Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education and Korean Heritage Foundation.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael, Merrion, Trevor Loomis, Smith, William Bradford, and Quasebarth, Jasper Waug. 2013. Turkmenistan: Arts from the Land of Magtymguly= Türkmenistan : Magtymgulynyn mekanyndan sungat. Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2012. "Introduction: Perspective's on the Punjab's Most Meaningful Heirlooms." In Sikh Heritage: Ethos and Relics. Singh, Bhayee Sikandar and Singh, Roopinder, editors. viii–xi. New Delhi: Rupa.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Koller, Jared M. 2012. "Web-enriched heritage in the pipelines corridor: contested histories from the Caspian to the Mediterranean." from Museums and the Web 2012. (San Diego, California) April 11-14, 2012.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael, editor. 2011. Pipelines to Cultural Heritage: Proceedings of an International Workshop (April 20-23, 2010, Baku, Azerbaijan). Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2011. "For Washingtonians, the Global Gets a Local Welcome: Four Artists Intersect at Washington D.C.’s Korean Cultural Center." In Peace: A Four-Artist Invitational Exhibit at the Korean Cultural Center, Washington DC.. Kwon, Myoung-won, editor. 7–7. Washington, D.C.: Korean Art International Exchange Association and Korean Cultural Center.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2011. "Foreword." In Symbols of Identity: Korean Ceramics from the Collection of Chester and Wanda Chang. Lotis, Christopher and Lee, Michel D., editors. 6–6. Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2011. "Pipelines to Cultural Heritage: An Introduction." In Pipelines to Cultural Heritage: Proceedings of an International Workshop (April 20-23, 2010, Baku, Azerbaijan). Taylor, Paul Michael, editor. 1–6. Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Maynard, David. 2011. "Archaeological Excavations on the BTC Pipeline, Azerbaijan." Internet Archaeology, (29), York, U.K.: York University.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael, Merrion, Trevor Loomis, Waugh-Quasebarth, Jasper, and Smith, William Bradfor. 2011. Turkmenistan: Ancient Arts Today. Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael, Polglase, Christoper R., Museyibli, Najaf, Koller, Jared M., and Johnson, Troy A. 2011. Past and future heritage in the pipelines corridor: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey = Kulturuli memkvidreobis zeglebi milsadenebis derep`ansi, carsuli da momavali: Azerbaijani, Sak`art`velo, T`urk`et`i. Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael, Polglase, Christopher R., Museyibli, Najaf, Koller, Jared M., and Johnson, Troy A. 2011. Past and future heritage in the pipelines corridor: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey = Boru kämärläri dählizindä keçmis vä gäläcäk irs: Azärbaycan, Gürcüstan, Türkiyä. Washington, D.C.: Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2010. "Welcoming Message." In Maedeup: Traditional Korean Ornamental Knots :Exhibition & Demonstrations by Master Knot Maker Eunyoung Kim. 4. Washington, D.C: Korus House (and) U.S.-Korea Arts Foundation. In Intangible Cultural Assets of Seoul City (No. 13) .
  • Taylor, Paul Michael (Director). 2010. Welcoming Message in: Sound of Korea: Celebration of Korean American Day, January 13, 2010, Pt. 2, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Washington, D.C.: Office of Policy & Analysis, and Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2010. "The Korean Calligraphy of Sandol Cho Young-Sun." In Harmony with Korean calligraphy & cuisine. 3. Washington, DC: Korean Cultural Service.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael, Polglase, Christopher R., Koller, Jared M., and Johnson, Troy A. 2010. AGT: Ancient Heritage in the BTC-SCP Pipelines Corridor – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2009. "Science, Tradition, and Innovation in the Contemporary Museum: Perspectives from a Museum Partnership Between the United States of America and Kazakhstan." In Sovremennyi Muzei: Nayka. Traditsii. Innovatsii : Materialy Mezhdunarodnoi nauchnoi-prakticheskoi konferentsii. 13–18. Astana, Kazakhstan: Qazakstan Respublikasy Tungghush Muzeii Sovremennyi.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Lotis, Christophe. 2008. Flagship of a Fleet: A Korea Gallery Guide. Washington, DC: Asian Cultural History Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2007. "Congratulatory Message." In Washington Korea Festival 2007. 4. The Korea Foundation.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael, Houchins, Chang-Su, and Kim, Hee-soo. 2007. "The Korea Gallery at the National Museum of Natural History." In Washington Korea Festival 2007. 10–32. The Korea Foundation.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Ian, N. Parker. 2007. "Integrated curatorial programs in support of museum development: the example of the Smithsonian's Asian Cultural History Program." In Proceedings: International Conference: Development of Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Natural History, September 12-15, 2007. 249–259. Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Associations.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Ian, N. Parker. 2007. "Cac chu'o'ng trinh tao tac tronh viec ho tro phat trien bao tang, dien hinh la chu'o'ng trinh van hoa lich su chau a cua Smithsonian." In Ky Yeu Hoi Thao Quoc Te : phat trien bao tang lich su tu nhien thanh pho Ho Chi Minh, Ngay 12-15.9.2007. 235–246. Viet Nam Union of Science and Technology Associations (and) Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2006. "Introduction." In Gods of Taiwan: A Collector's Account. Donnelly, Neal, editor. 6–11. Artist Publishing.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2006. [Poster] "Intangible Heritage of the Sikhs: New Strategies for the Future."
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2006. "Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples of Cambodia." In Cambodia: Forest Concession Management and Control Pilot Project: Investigation Report. 128–141. World Bank Inspection Panel.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2006. "The Calligraphic Art of "Mook Jae" Kwon Myoung-won." In Ah! 560 Years of Hangul: A Korean Calligraphy Exhibition. Kwon, Myoung won and Taylor, Paul Michael, editors. 3–7. George Mason University, Arlington Campus Art Gallery.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2006. By Aeroplane to Pygmyland: Revisiting the 1926 Dutch and American Expedition to New Guinea.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2005. "Think Globally, Publish Virtually, Act Locally: A U.S.-Saudi International Museum Partnership." Curator: The Museum Journal, 101–110. 48, (1),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2004. "Introduction." In An Ethnography of the Hermit Kingdom: The J. B. Bernadou Korean Collection 1884-1885. Houchins, Chang-Su, editor. 7–9. Asian Cultural History Program, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2004. "Sikh Heritage at the Smithsonian." Journal of Punjab Studies, 221–236. 11, (2),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2003. "Snapshots from A Korean American Century." KoreAm Journal 14(5):50-54 (May 2003, 50–54. 14, (5),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2002. "A Collector and His Museum: William Louis Abbott (1860-1936) and the Smithsonian." Treasure Hunting? The Collectors and the Collecting of Indonesian Artefacts, 221–239. 30,
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2002. "A Collector and His Museaum: William Louis Abbott (1860-1936) and the Smithsonian." In Treasure hunting?: collectors and collections of Indonesian artefacts. 221–240. CNWS. In Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden .
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 2001. "Indonesian Representations in America: The Changing Role of "Cultural Diplomacy."." In Menjaga Jembatan Jakarta-Washington, Dubes Dorodjatun Kuntjoro-Jakti (1998-2001). Pohan, Ramadhan, editor. 219–240.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1997. "Preface and Acknowledgements." In Treasures of two nations: Thai royal gifts to the United States of America.. 9–14. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1997. "Forward." In Judica at the Smithsonian: Cultural Politics as Cultural Model. vi–vii. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. 52 in Smithsonian Studies in History and Technology .
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1995. "Collecting Icons of Power and Identity: Transformation of Indonesian Material Culture in the Museum Context." Cultural Dynamics, 101–124. 7, (1), https://doi.org/10.1191/0959683603hl661rp.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1994. "Introduction." In Fragile Traditions: Indonesian Art in Jeopardy. 1–12. U.S.A: University of Hawaii.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1994. "Introduction." In Art of Island Southeast Asia. 13–20. New York NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1994. "Introduction: Island Southeast Asia." In Art of Island Southeast Asia: The Fred and Rita Richman Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Capistrano-Baker, Florina H., editor. 13–20. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1994. "The Indonesian Archipelago." In Islands. Talbot, Frank H., editor. 110–113. Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1994. "Review (of)Sumba Bibliography (by) Taro Goh. Occasional Paper, The Australian National University, Department of Anthropology, 1991." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 198–199. 25, (1),
  • Peterson, B. V., Durden, L. A., Keirans, James E., and Taylor, Paul Michael. 1990. "Some Ectoparasites of Bats from Halmahera Island, Indonesia." Entomological News, 39–47. 101, (1), PHILADELPHIA; 1900 BENJ FRANKLIN PARKWAY, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103-1195: AMER ENTOMOL SOC.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1990. Folk Biology of the Tobelo People: A Study in Folk Classification. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810223.34.1.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1989. "Review of: Cosmology and Social Life: Ritual Exchange Among the Mambai of East Timor, by Elizabeth G. Traube." Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 126–128. 20, (1),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1989. "Review of : An Anthropology of Curing in Multiethnic Thailand by Louis Golomb." American Ethnologist, 576–577. 16, (3),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1988. "From mantra to mantaráa: Opacity and Transparency in the Language of Tobelo Magic and Medicine (Halmahera Island, Indonesia)." Social Science and Medicine, 425–436. 27, (5),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1987. "Paola Mantegazza (1831–1910): Reassessing the Florentine School of Anthropology in Pre-Fascist Italy." Anthropologia Contemporanea/Italian Journal of Anthropology, 1–16. 10, (1),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1986. "Maluku [Moluccan] Studies." Antara Kita: Bulletin of the Indonesian Studies Committee, 14. (25),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1985. "Covert Categories Reconsidered: Identifying Unlabeled Classes in Tobelo Folk Biological Classification." Journal of Ethnobiology, 105–122. 4, (2),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1985. "The Indonesian Collections of William Louis Abbott (1860-1936): Invitation to a Research Resource at the Smithsonian Institution." Council for Museum Anthropology Newsletter, 5–14. 9, (2),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael and Tuchrello, W. 1985. "A Bibliographic Note on Rare and Recently, Locally, or Ephemerally Published Monographs and Government Reports on the Moluccas (Maluku Province, Indonesia) Assembled by Paul Taylor; Presented as a Supplement to Existing Bibliographies." Southeast Asian Research Materials Group Newsletter, 9–15. 29,
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1983. "Plant and Animal Nomenclature in the Tobelorese Language." Buletin LEKNAS [Special Issue, Halmahera dan Raja Ampat Sebagai Kesatuan Majemul: Studi-Studi Terhadap Suatu Daerah Transisi], 41–76. 2, (2),
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1983. [Book review] "Ma&#39 Betisek Concepts of Living Things." American Anthropologist, 85 983–984.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1983. "North Moluccan Malay: Notes on a "Substandard" Dialect of Indonesian." In Studies in Malay Dialects. Collins, James T., editor. 14–27. Jakarta: Badan Penyelenggara Seri NUSA, Universitas Atma Jaya. In NUSA .
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1982. "Plant and animal nomenclature in the Tobelorese language." Halmahera dan Raja Ampat sebagai Keastuan yang Majemuk, Bull.LEKNAS, 41–76. 2,
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1981. [Book review] "Nuaulu Settlement and Ecology: An Approach to the Environmental Relations of an Eastern Indonesian Community." The Journal of Asian Studies, 40 (2) 420–421.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1980. "Tobelorese Ethnobiology: The Folk Classification of "Biotic Forms"." Ph.D.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1978. [Book review] "Starfish, Jellyfish, and the Order of Life." The Explorer, 20 (4) 22–23.
  • Taylor, Paul Michael. 1977. [Book review] "La Struttura del Lessico." American Anthropologist, 79 704–705.

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