Horton, H. Mack 1952–

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Horton, H. Mack 1952–

PERSONAL: Born September 12, 1952, in Boston, MA; son of Harry Mack (a sales manager) and Ann (a nurse; maiden name, Danforth) Horton. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Williams College, B.A., 1974; Harvard University, M.A., 1981; University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D., 1989.

ADDRESSES: Office—Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Durant Hall, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: University of California—Berkeley, Berkeley, professor of East Asian languages and cultures, 1989–, department chair, 2003–.

MEMBER: Association for Asian Studies, American Literary Translators Association, Association of Teachers of Japanese.

AWARDS, HONORS: Grants from National Endowment for the Humanities, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2002; Fulbright fellow, 1985; prize for translation of Japanese literature, Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, 1994; Excellence in Teaching Award, Phi Beta Kappa, 1996.


(Adaptor and translator, with Catherine Kaputa) Takeda Tsuneo, Kanô Eitoku, Kodansha International (Tokyo, Japan), 1978.

(Adaptor and translator) Hashimoto Fumio, Architecture in the Shoin Style, Kodansha International (Tokyo, Japan), 1981.

(Adaptor and translator) Nishi Kazuo and Hozumi Kazuo, What Is Japanese Architecture?, Kodansha International (Tokyo, Japan), 1985.

The Journal of Sôchó: Translation with Annotation and Introduction, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 2002.

Song in an Age of Discord: The Journal of Sôchô and Poetic Life in Late Medieval Japan, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 2002.

(Adaptor and translator) Naitô Akira and Hozumi Kazuo, Edo: The City that Became Tokyo: An Illustrated History, Kodansha International (Tokyo, Japan), 2003.


Yasuoka Akio, The Modern History of Japan, International Society for Educational Information (Tokyo, Japan), 1981.

(With others) Tazawa Yutaka, editor, Biographical Dictionary of Japanese Art, International Society for Educational Information (Tokyo, Japan), 1981.

Fujioka Michio, Japanese Residences and Gardens: A Tradition of Integration, photographs by Kazunori Tsunenari, Kodansha International (Tokyo, Japan), 1982.

Sakamoto Tarô, The Japanese Emperor through History, International Society for Educational Information (Tokyo, Japan), 1984.

Setouchi Jakuchô and Ishiodori Tatsuya, The Tale of Genji Picture Book, Kodansha International (Tokyo, Japan), 1999.

The Tale of Genji, illustrated by Miyata Masayuki, Kodansha International (Tokyo, Japan), 2001.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Traversing the Frontier: The Silla Envoy Poems in Man'yôshû, for Harvard University Press.

SIDELIGHTS: H. Mack Horton told CA: "I am primarily interested in the relationship between pre-modern Japanese literature and its social environment, as well as that between orality/performativity and the written artifact. I have strong subsidiary interests in Japanese architecture and jazz improvisation."