Wang Xuan is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of South Asian Studies at Peking University. She received her master’s degree in Science of Religion from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She is interested in the comparative studies of Indian religions with a particular emphasis on Buddhism. At present, she pays more attention on metaphors of early Buddhism, and tries to find the changes in the concept of Bodhisattva during this period. This will also be the subject of her Ph.D. dissertation.