Evgeny Steiner received his PhD from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Since the early 1990s, he has taught and conducted research in the field of Japanese and Russian cultural studies at various universities, including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Sophia University, Tokyo; Meiji Gakuin University, Yokohama; New York University; State University of New York; and the University of Manchester. From 2007-09, he was a Senior Research Associate at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (Norwich-London). He has served as a Professorial Research Associate at the Japan Research Centre of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, since 2008, and has been a Professor of the National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow, since 2012. He is a recipient of numerous fellowships and grants from institutions such as Pew Trust (USA), Leverhulme Trust (UK), Wingate Scholars (UK), NEH (USA), and Japan Foundation (Japan). He published numerous articles and about ten books including Without Mt. Fuji: Japanese Images & Imaginations (2006); Japanese Prints in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts (as editor and contributor), Vols. 1-2 (2008); a translation of, and introduction to, Victory over the Sun (2009); Orientalism/Occidentalism: Languages of Culture vs. Languages of Description (2012), and Zen-Life: Ikkyu and Beyond (2014). He currently shares his time between Moscow, London, and Paris.