J.P.Seaton

 

 
 

                 is Professor of Chinese at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he has served since 1968.
                                              He received the Tanner Award for Teaching of Undergraduates in 1976.


                 J.P.Seaton's office is 124 New West. Office Hours: TTR 5-6PM and by apt. I'm always available when in. Or by appointment.
                   Also, as you'll guess if you get to know him, he's happy to talk anytime you catch him in.



The first of his books of Chinese poetry in translation,  The Wine of Endless Life: Taoist Drinking Songs from the Yuan Dynasty (originally, Ardis, 1978, second edition White Pine, 1985), is celebrating its twenty third year in print. The most recent of his nine books include I  Donít Bow to Buddhas: Selected Poems of Yuan Mei (Copper Canyon, 1997), and The Essential Chuang Tzu (co-authored with Sam Hamill, Shambhala, 1998) which has also been published in translation in Spanish, Portugese and Dutch. Many of his poetry translations have recently been anthologized in A Book of Luminous Things, edited by Czeslaw Milosz, in the Norton Anthology World Poetry, and in the Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry, edited by J.D. McClatchy, and in the Prentice Hall textbook  Literatures of Asia, Africa, and Latin America, among many others.

Professor Seaton also collaborated with Ursula K. Le Guin on her translation of  the Taoist classic Tao Te Ching:
 
                                                                   
 


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