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David Hinton

David Hinton's translations from Chinese include Classical Chinese Poetry: An Anthology (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010), The Mountain Poems of Hsieh Ling-yun (New Directions, 2001), Mencius (1999), The Analects of Confucius (1998), Chuang Tzu: Inner Chapters (1997), Forms of Distance by Bei Dao (1994), The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ien (1993), and The Selected Poems of Tu Fu (1989).

In 1997 he was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets' Harold Morton Landon Translation Award for his three volumes published in 1996: The Selected Poems of Lí Po and Bei Dao's Landscape Over Zero (both published by New Directions), and The Late Poems of Meng Chiao (Princeton). His other recent honors include fellowships from the Witter Bynner Foundation, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

He lives in East Calais, Vermont.

Translations by
David Hinton

67 by Han Shan
Apricots Died Young [excerpt] by Chiao Meng
At Lumen-Empty Monastery, Visiting the Hermitage of Master Jung, My Departed Friend by Meng Hao-jan
Farewell to Yang, Who's Leaving for Kuo-chou by Wang Wei

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