Brian Holton

Brian Holton studied Chinese at Edinburgh and Durham: he has taught at both universities as well as at Newcastle, where he was the first director of the Translating & Interpreting programme; after that he spent nine years teaching translation in Hong Kong.

He has published many translations of Chinese literature into English and into his native Scots, as well as articles and essays on translation. Beginning in 1994, he has translated several books by the poet Yang Lian, and has collaborated with Yang and WN Herbert on the forthcoming Bloodaxe anthology Jade Ladder: Contemporary Chinese Poetry. See his Wikipedia page for more.