Scott Rainen

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Scott Rainen began studying Chinese at the University of Kansas, where he majored in Geography and East Asian Languages and Cultures. He later went to Chengdu, Sichuan, where he completed a master's degree in religious studies at Sichuan University. Toward the end of his master's degree program, Scott began working as a translator, which gradually became his full-time job. Scott translates fiction and non-fiction alike for numerous publishers and academic institutions. He also manages Zhege, a small company (which has been waffling about changing its name for years) that provides Chinese-to-English proofreading and editorial services to translators and publishers. Scott's translation interests include Buddhism, science fiction, aesthetics, YA fiction, and social commentary.


Book Publications

Mud Paw cover

Mud Paw

Peng Xuejun

December 01, 2020

All Translations

Children's book (1)

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