Rafal Stepien

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Rafal K. Stepien is a scholar of religion, philosophy, and literature. His research is inter-disciplinary, cross-regional, and poly-glottic, ranging among Buddhist and Islamic texts composed in Sanskrit, Chinese, Arabic, and Persian. He is a primarily a specialist of Indian and Chinese Buddhist philosophy and literature, but cultivates a complementary interest in Arabic- and Persian-language Islamic philosophical and literary texts.

Since July 2023, Rafal has been a Research Associate at the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Between 2023 and 2028, he is the Principal In…

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