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Burton Watson

Born: Jun 13, 1925

Birthplace: New Rochelle

Profession: Translator

Nationality: United States

Burton Watson

Date of Birth : Jun 13, 1925
Birth Place : New Rochelle

Burton DeWitt Watson is an American scholar and translator of both Chinese and Japanese literature. He has received awards including the Gold Medal Award of the Translation Center at Columbia University in 1979, the PEN Translation Prize in 1982 for his translation with Hiroaki Sato of From the Country of Eight Islands: An Anthology of Japanese Poetry, and again in 1995 for Selected Poems of Su Tung-p'o. He also received the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation in 2015.


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