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Brian Holton papers

Identifier: CLT-M-3

Scope and Contents

Translator. This collection contains the professional papers (1971-2020) of Brian Holton, translator of award-winning poet Yang Lian’s poetry from Chinese to English and Scots. The papers contain correspondence, translation drafts, writing and research notes, and diaries related to Holton’s translation work, teaching, and associated activities. Printed publicity materials from poetry readings, festivals, and other events document many of his public appearances. Also included are documents and photographs on computer disks, as well as recorded readings and performances on both digital and analog media.


  • 1971-2020


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Use the Request button to make arrangements to view archive materials at Bizzell Memorial Library's 5th Floor Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to copy or photograph materials must be obtained in advance from the CLTA Curator.


5.28 Cubic Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Chinese Literature Translation Archive Repository

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