Editor in Chief Info

Gerald Cipriani
CertEd, PgCRM, MA, PhD

Gerald Cipriani is of Corsican Irish origins and lived for a number of years in France, England and Wales. He studied Western aesthetics with full doctoral scholarship in Leeds (LMU) and East Asian philosophy in London (SOAS). He has taught the philosophy of art and culture for some twenty years in Europe and East Asia. His previous positions include Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Birmingham Institute of Art & Design; British Academy Fellow at Kyoto University; Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University of Arts; Visiting Scholar at the University of Helsinki; and Professor at Kyushu University, Japan. He was accredited for directing doctoral research supervisory teams in 2004. He now teaches philosophy at National University of Ireland, Galway. He is the recipient of several study and research awards, including from the Chinese Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2012-2015), The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (2006), The British Academy (2006), The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2004), and The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust (1993). He has been for several years consultant, editor, and reviewer for various publishers, including Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan and Springer. He is also the founding chair of the International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue, editor in chief of the peer-reviewed journals of humanities Culture and Dialogue (Brill) and, with Arto Haapala, Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology (Routledge). Gerald Cipriani is the editor of Art for Social Change and Cultural Awakening (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013) and Chinese Environmental Aesthetics (Routledge, 2015). His work has been published in English mainly as well as other languages such as French, Spanish, Farsi, Japanese and Chinese. His current writing focuses on dialogical aesthetics. Forthcoming book publication: Zen Buddhism, Personalism and the Ethics of Globalisation (Routledge).  

Website: www.geraldcipriani.net