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Galia Dor's website

Galia Dor, Ph.D. is an integrative scholar, lecturer and independent artist. She earned her post-graduate degrees in the humanities and the life sciences in Tel Aviv university, in which she has taught courses on Chinese and Japanese philosophy and material culture. As a practitioner of Chinese medicine and martial arts, she also explores body concepts and health, procedural skills and the transformative potential of applied East Asian knowledge; she is involved in public outreach through lectures and seminars in East Asia—with the aim of disseminating Sinological and Japanological knowledge.
Her former field of expertise is the life sciences, with emphasis on evolution and animal behavior (e.g., of the  Bottle-nose dolphin in Eilat or the Japanese Macaques in Japan), and Chinese medicine. Thus, her research is inherently correlate, comparative and interdisciplinary-searching for parallel patterns of “behavior” in (what Western thought considers to be) disparate fields of knowledge.  First and foremost, however, Galia is driven by a relentless curiosity as to the big questions of life, nature and the human mind. 
Dr. Galia Dor has lectured in Tel Aviv university – particularly on the manifestation of emptiness in Chinese and Japanese aesthetics, art and architecture.   Underlying her enthusiasm is a conviction that East Asian philosophies, aesthetics, and art possess an efficacious potentiality to create change in some deeply-seated Western patterns of thought.
The need for change and the thirst for new ideas is also interlinked with the environmental, social, technological and cognitive challenges that humanity faces: these challenges demand for a serious re-evaluation of certain dogmatic and inherent patterns of thought, conduct  and beliefs- a revolution of creativity, and innovation.   
Please visit my Publication and Creation pages if you are interested in my art. 
*Mondo*…in Japanese, mondō (問答) means the recorded dialogues between a pupil and a roshi  (Zen teacher) as a direct, spontaneous communication and experience rather than reliance on textual sources; it also relates to upaya (skillful means).   

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