Brian Holton

Brian Holton - credit Wilhelm Neusser

Brian Holton studied Chinese at Edinburgh and Durham universities. He has also taught at both establishments, as well as at Newcastle University, 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.