Lopez, Donald



Myra Klarman

Donald S. Lopez, Jr. is the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies at the University of Michigan, where he serves as chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and as chair of the Michigan Society of Fellows.  Besides the books featured in his two Rorotoko interviews, he is the author of The Story of Buddhism, Prisoners of Shangri-La, The Madman’s Middle Way, and others.  Donald Lopez was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2000.  He is currently completing a book on the European encounter with the Buddha.

On Rorotoko:

On his book Buddhism and Science: A Guide for the Perplexed
(Our Cover Feature of March 12, 2009)

On his book The Tibetan Book of the Dead: A Biography
(Our Cover Feature of May 10, 2011)