J. P. Seaton
J. P. Seaton is Professor of Chinese at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the translator of numerous books, including The Poetry of Zen and The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry, and his poetry translations have been widely anthologized in such books as The Anchor Book of Chinese Poetry, The Norton Anthology of World Poetry, and The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry.
Books & Audio
- edited by
- J. P. Seaton
In traditional Chinese culture, poetic artistry held a place that was unrivaled by any other single talent, and was a source of prestige and even of political power. In this rich collection, J. P. Seaton introduces the reader to the… Read More
- translated by
- J. P. Seaton,
- Sam Hamill
The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering. Here the immediacy of Chuang Tzu's language is restored in a idiom… Read More
Zen Poems of Han Shan, Shih Te, and Wang Fan-chih
- Han Shan
The incomparable poetry of Han Shan (Cold Mountain) and his sidekick Shih Te, the rebel poets who became icons of Chinese poetry and Zen, has long captured the imagination of poetry lovers and Zen aficionados. Popularized in the West… Read More
J. P. Seaton is the professor emeritus of Chinese at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He now lives in retirement with his wife, Kathy, in the piedmont of North Carolina. His translations of classical Chinese poetry are the most widely anthologized in the English language. He edits a web magazine of current translations, Welling Out of Silence, at poetrychina.net.