Gerald Cipriani teaches in the Department of Philosophy at National University of Ireland, Galway. He is of Corsican Irish origins and lived for a number of years in France, England and Wales. He studied Western aesthetics with a full doctoral scholarship in Leeds (LMU) and East Asian philosophy in London (SOAS). He has taught philosophy of art and culture for some twenty years in Europe and East Asia. Amongst others, he was Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the Birmingham Institute of Art and 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. He is chair of the International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue, chief editor of the journals Culture and Dialogue and, with Arto Haapala, Journal of Aesthetics and Phenomenology, and general editor of the publication series of aesthetic aphorisms Figural. He is also the editor of Art for Social Change and Cultural Awakening (Lexington Books, 2013) and Chinese Environmental Aesthetics (Routledge, 2014). He has published widely in his field, and his current writing focuses on dialogical aesthetics.