How and Why to Learn Classical Chinese

Recently, a friend asked me how to go about teaching himself classical Chinese. He works for the U.S. State Department and speaks Mandarin very well, but now he wants to […]

Religious Poetry Workshop

Tomorrow marks the start of the Princeton Workshop on Chinese Religious Poetry, organized by myself and Jason Protass. Despite what the poster says, all are welcome to come, even without […]

Experiments in Translating Classical Chinese Poetry

This Tuesday, I will be presenting a series of rhythmic translations of poems by the Tang dynasty poet Jia Dao 賈島 (779–843) at AAS-in-Asia in Taipei.. It will be a panel […]