Translator, especially of works associated with Tibet. He has translated works by Ma Yuan and A Lai.
"Herbert J. Batt has a doctorate from the University of Toronto and has taught at Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, and Beijing Capital University. The translator of numerous works from Chinese, he is editor and translator of Tales of Tibet: Sky Burials, Wind Horses, and Prayer Wheels." (from Manoa 12.2 (2000) 118-119).