Stephen F. Teiser (Ph.D., Princeton University) is D. T. Suzuki Professor in Buddhist Studies in the Department of Religion. He specializes in Chinese Buddhism and his latest book is Readings of the Platform Sutra (co-edited with Morten Schlutter, 2012). His new research examines healing liturgies contained among the medieval Chinese Buddhist manuscripts discovered in Dunhuang (northwest China). He is interested in how visual materials and the study of manuscripts can be combined with the standard sources for the study of Chinese Buddhism. His undergraduate courses cover Chinese religion and the history of Buddhism. He currently serves as Director of Princeton’s Program in East Asian Studies.