Vincent Eltschinger (born 1970) was a research fellow at the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (Austrian Academy of Sciences) from 2003 to 2015 and currently holds the position of directeur d'études at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, in Paris. His main research interests are late Indian Buddhist philosophy and scholasticism, which he has been investigating with regard to both its socio-religious background and its intellectual genealogy (including the works of the poet Aśvaghoṣa). Besides numerous articles, he has authored and co-edited several books, the most recent ones being Buddhist Epistemology as Apologetics (Vienna, 2014) and Dharmakīrti’s Theory of Exclusion, Part I, On Concealing (Tokyo, 2018 ; together with J. Taber, M.T. Much and I. Ratié). Prof. Eltschinger has taught in Lausanne (where he completed his PhD thesis in 2003), Zürich, Vienna, Paris, Budapest, Leiden, Leipzig and Venice; he was also awarded a research fellowship at Ryukoku University (Kyoto, 2009).Together with Jonathan Silk (in chief) and Richard Bowring, he is an editor of Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism (vol. I, Literature and Languages, 2015; vol. II, Lives, 2019).