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.
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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
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.