Matthew Kapstein is a scholar of Tibetan religions and Buddhism at the University of Chicago Divinity School. One of his study areas has concentrated on Tibetan culture and the influence of China's invasion.
- Buddhism in contemporary Tibet: religious revival and cultural identity, University of California Press, 1998.
- The presence of light: divine radiance and religious experience, University of Chicago Press, 2004.
- The Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism: Its Fundamentals and History, Wisdom Publications, 2002.
- Contributions to the cultural history of early Tibet (Volume 14 of Brill's Tibetan studies library), BRILL, 2007.
- The Tibetan Assimilation of Buddhism: Conversion, Contestation, and Memory, Oxford University Press, 2002.
- Buddhism Between Tibet and China, Wisdom Publications, 2009.
- Reason's traces: identity and interpretation in Indian & Tibetan Buddhist thought, Wisdom Publications, 2001