Matthew Kapstein

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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.[1] He is of Jewish descent.[2]


  • 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.
  • The Tibetans, Malden, MA, USA. Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 0631225749, 2006.
  • 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


  1. ^ Butterfield, Fox (October 11, 1987). "Tibet is Torn By Ancient Animosities". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-22.
  2. ^ Amanda Porterfield, The Transformation of American Religion : The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening, Oxford University Press (2001), p. 159

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