Research Fields

During my years as a Biologist and specialist on animal behviour:

After graduating with an B.Sc (Tel Aviv university), Galia joined a team of animal behaviourists to study the facial expressions of Japanese Macaques monkeys in Nagano, Japan (1992-1994).

As part of her M.Sc, Galia has studied the nocturnal behaviour of Bottle-nose dolphins in the Dolphin reef, Eilat, under the supervision of Prof. Todt Dietmar, Berlin University (1995-7)

Galia’s M.A has focused on East Asian cultures and Buddhist philosophy (2006-10).

In her thesis, Galia studied different aspects of architectural gates in ancient China and the metaphorical significance of the textual gate in ancient Chinese philosophies (2010-13);  

In her PhD, Galia Dor continues to investigate into the significance of the Chinese Gate in ancient times (2013-present).  

Presenting papers in the following Conferences:

8th International Conference on Daoist Studies Living Dao Today: Views and visions; Lake Amersee near Munich, Germany 2012

Daoism: Tradition and Transition 9th International Conference on Daoist Studies Boston University, May 29-June1, 2014 

Daoism: Self, Science, and Society. 10th International Conference on Daoist  Studies –Sanyi Tian-An-Tai-Ho Retreat Center, Miaoli, Taiwan, 26-29 May 2016

Chinese Traditional Medicine (TCM) kongrees, Solothurn Switzerland, November 2017 

Academic Papers and Books: 

Dolphins: Their Natural History, Behavior and Unique Relationship with Human Beings Paperback – October 1, 2004

Galia Dor. 2013 . The Chinese Gate: A Unique Void for Inner Transformation. The Journal Of Daoist Studies (6). pp.1-28