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Brook A. Ziporyn is Professor of Chinese Religion, Philosophy, and Comparative Thought at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is a scholar of ancient and medieval Chinese religion and philosophy. He received his BA in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago, and his PhD from the University of Michigan. Ziporyn is the author of many books, most recently, Beyond Oneness and Difference: Li and Coherence in Chinese Buddhist Thought and its Antecedents (SUNY Press, 2013) and Emptiness and Omnipresence: The Lotus Sutra and Tiantai Buddhism (Indiana University Press, 2016). He is currently working on a cross-cultural inquiry into the themes of death, time and perception, tentatively entitled Against Being Here Now, as well as a book-length exposition of atheism as a form of religious and mystical experience in the intellectual histories of Europe, India and China.