Institution: University of Toronto
Location: Toronto, Canada
Role at DRH: Expert


Richard John Lynn received his A. B. from Princeton University, M.A. University of Washington, and Ph. D. Stanford University, and is Professor Emeritus of Chinese Thought and Literature, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, Canada. His publications include books on the Yuan era poet Kuan Yün-shih (Twayne, 1980), Chinese Literature: A Draft Bibliography in Western European Languages (Australian National University Press, 1980), Guide to Chinese Poetry and Drama (G. K. Hall, 1984), The Classic of Changes: A New Translation of the I Ching as Interpreted by Wang Bi (Columbia University Press, 1994; CD-ROM, 1996), The Classic of the Way and Virtue: A New Translation of the Tao-te ching of Laozi as Interpreted by Wang Bi (Columbia University Press, 1999). He is the editor of James J. Y. Liu, Language—Paradox—Poetics: A Chinese Perspective (Princeton University Press, 1988). Current works in progress include a new translation and study of the Daoist classic, the Zhuangzi, with the complete commentary of Guo Xiang (for Columbia University Press), and a book-length study of Huang Zunxian’s literary experiences in Japan (1877– 82). A Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, he now lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, 37 miles across the Gulf of Georgia from the city of Vancouver.

Research Interests

  • Chinese Thought, Religion, Literature, Intellectual History

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