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Honorary Member
Tzvetan Todorov† (1939-2017)

Editor-in-Chief
Gerald Cipriani, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland / UNESCO, D.S. Likhachev Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Russia

Editor
Martin Ovens, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Associate Editor
Loni Reynolds, University of Roehampton, United Kingdom

Book Review Editor
Robert Clarke, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

Editorial Board
Pal Ahluwalia, UNESCO, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Åsa Andersson, Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden
Sze Wei Ang, University of Hong Kong, PR China
John Baldacchino, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Wim van Binsbergen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Thorsten Botz‐Bornstein, Gulf University, Kuwait
Gary Bouma, UNESCO, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Nino Chikovani, UNESCO, I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Jale Nejdet Erzen, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Zornitza Ganeva, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria
Jianping Gao, Shenzhen University, PR China
Paul Gladston, University of New South Wales, Australia
Arto Haapala, University of Helsinki, Finland
Hannah Halle, University of Stirling, United Kingdom
Hans Köchler, University of Innsbruck, Austria
Gereon Kopf, Luther College, Decorah, USA
Antoine Leygonie, University of Paris VIII, Vincennes Saint-Denis, France
Hsia Yang Liu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Shail Mayaram, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
Paul Morris, UNESCO, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Musanji Ngalasso‐Mwatha, University of Bordeaux, France
Anthony M. Musonda, University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
Kinya Nishi, Konan University, Kobe, Japan
Bertha Z. Osei‐Hwedie, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra, Ghana
Tanehisa Otabe, University of Tokyo, Japan
Giuseppe Patella, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Fabio Petito, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Daniel Raveh, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Ricardo Rozzi, University of North Texas, USA / UMAG, Punta Arenas, Chile / Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, Santiago, Chile
Madhucchanda Sen, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Enric Olivé Serret, UNESCO, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain
Steve Shankman, UNESCO, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Dimitri Spivak, UNESCO, D.S.Likhachev Russian Scientific Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage, Moscow, Russia
Feng Su, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, PR China
Yasuhiko Sugimura, Kyoto University, Japan
Martin Svensson Ekström , University of Gothenburg, Sweden
William Sweet, St Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Canada
Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
Hubert Timmermans, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
Jacynthe Tremblay, University of Montreal, Canada
Mohamed Turki, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Dominique Verdoni, CNRS, University of Corsica, Corte, France
Yi-Fang Wu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Joseph Yacoub, Catholic University of Lyon, France
Cosimo Zene, SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom
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The central theme of the Journal is cultural dialogue in all its forms. Because of its broad scope and relative non-technical nature, the Journal is suitable to all academic institutions at all levels of study, libraries and good bookshops across the English-speaking world and beyond.
Gerald Cipriani teaches philosophy at National University of Ireland Galway and is also currently Honorary Professor to the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue, based at the D.S. Likhachev Russian Research Institute of Cultural and Natural Heritage (Moscow). He completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Western aesthetics with full scholarship in Leeds (LMU) and studied East Asian philosophy and the Kyoto School in London (SOAS). He has taught the philosophy of art and culture for more than twenty-five years in Europe and East Asia. Previous positions include Senior Lecturer at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design; Research 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. Invited lectures at a number of East Asian institutions such as The University of Tokyo, Peking University, Sungkyunkwan University Seoul, and Chinese Culture University Taipei. His research awards include from The Chinese Fund for the Humanities and Social Sciences (2012-2015), The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation (2006), The British Academy (2006), and The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2004). He is 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). He has edited around thirty titles in philosophy and the arts, and his publications focus on contemporary interpretive aesthetics, ethical phenomenology of culture, and dialogical philosophy East-West. More information on www.geraldcipriani.net.

Our Honorary Member Tzvetan Todorov passed away on the 7th February 2017. It is with great sadness that we learned of the news. Professor Todorov had been supportive of the Culture and Dialogue project from the outset. As a historian, philosopher, aesthetician, and literary critic he witnessed and reflected upon many of the good and bad things our modern world offered—and continues to offer. In one way or another the nature and possibility of the dialogue was always for him a central question to address, should we take the time and the trouble to think of how to bring out the best in the human condition. One thing that the cycles of life cannot take away from us is learning from the spirit of the dialogue that Tzvetan Todorov conveyed. The cruelty of death will never prevent us from transmitting to our fellow human beings what he called “that fragile legacy, those words that help us live a better life.”

Culture and Dialogue

Editor-in-Chief: Gerald Cipriani
Culture and Dialogue is an international peer-reviewed journal of cross-cultural philosophy and humanities that is published semi-annually both in print and electronically. The journal seeks to encourage and promote research in the type of philosophy and theory that sees dialogue as a fundamental ingredient of cultural formations, that is to say the ways cultures become apparent and ultimately identifiable. What is meant here by culture is a particular manifestation of human achievement in the arts, languages, forms of expression (whether secular or religious), and customs of all kinds including political ones.

Dialogue, in this context, means a mode of relationship that lets cultural formations unfold by bringing together human beings and, for example, their natural environment, their historical past, traditions, external cultural influences, contemporary trends, other communities, or simply other persons in conversation.

Culture and Dialogue provides a forum for researchers from philosophy as well as other disciplines, who study cultural formations dialogically, through comparative analysis, or within the tradition of hermeneutics. The journal publishes one volume of two issues each year. The first issue welcomes manuscripts that consider the theme of culture and dialogue in all its forms, from all perspectives, and through all methods. The second issue seeks to bring manuscripts together with a common denominator such as “Philosophy and the Dialogue,” “Art in Conversation,” “Comparing Cultures,” or “Dialogical Ethics.” The language of the journal is English, but submissions in other languages including German, Chinese, French and Japanese may be considered for guest-edited issues.

The journal does not necessarily endorse the views expressed or the facts presented by authors in their essays or in the works cited.

Culture and Dialogue is endorsed by the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Studies of Spiritual Traditions, Their Specific Cultures and Interreligious Dialogue (St. Petersburg/Moscow). The journal is also the publishing platform of the International Research Group for Culture and Dialogue (website: IRGCD).
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