Stephen F. Teiser is D.T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies and Professor of Religion at Princeton University (U.S.). He is a specialist in Chinese Buddhism and collaborates closely with colleagues in Europe, China, and Japan. He is interested in how the fundamental concepts of Buddhism are understood and practiced on a broad scale by common people in traditional Asian civilizations. He began the research for his most recent book,
Reinventing the Wheel: Paintings of Rebirth in Medieval Buddhist Temples (2006), which was awarded the Prix Stanislas Julien by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres (Institut de France), when he taught as a visiting professor at the École pratique des Hautes Études in 1996.