Matthew T. Kapstein is Professor Emeritus in the division of Religious Studies of the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris and Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He was formerly director of the Tibetan Studies research team of the Center for the Study of East Asian Civilizations (Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l’Asie orientale), Paris. Publications include: The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation and Memory (2000), Reason’s Traces: Identity and Interpretation in Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Thought (2001), The Tibetans (2006), The Rise of Wisdom Moon (Clay Sanskrit Library 2009) and the edited volumes The Presence of Light: Divine Radiance and Religious Experience (2004), Buddhism Between Tibet and China (2009), and, with Kurtis Schaeffer and Gray Tuttle, Sources of Tibetan Tradition (2013). His present projects include a multivolume work, Tibetan Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, to be published by the Cornell University Press, and A Yogācāra Reader, in the Columbia University Press series Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought.
Matthew T. Kapstein