Mark E. Francis
Author, Editor, Translator, Chinese
Mark E. Francis earned an MA and a PhD in Chinese from Stanford University (1991, 1996) and an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Washington in Seattle (1989). He was assistant professor of Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Auckland in New Zealand and served as lecturer in comparative literature at University of Washington and as teaching fellow at UW’s Center for the Humanities. He was among the founders of the journal Two Lines (originally Two Lines: The Stanford Translation Annual) and served as an editor until 1996. He is the author of Running Under the Ice: Fifty Selected Poems by Du Mu (2012) and currently teaches Chinese language and culture while publishing his translations in university and small presses.