VIDEO ► Art Island Center's research director Meng Qu introduces himself and discusses his work on the Seto Inland Sea islands.

Partners & Affiliates

Hiroshima University     National Taiwan University     Small Island Cultures Research Initiative - SICRI Network

Recent Academic Articles & Book Chapters

Qu, M., He, Y., McCormick, A. D., & Funck, C. (2022). Diagnosing uneven revitalisation outcomes among aging communities in Japan’s island art festival. In E. Papoutsaki & S. S. Niaah (Eds.), Island art and music festivals. UWI Press. [In press]

Qu, M., Funck, C., Usui, R., Jang, K., He, Y. & Lew, A. (2022). Island studies and socio-economic development policies in East Asia. Island Studies Journal. [PDF]

Cheer, J. M., Progano, R. N., Qu, M. & McCormick, A. D. (2022). Tourism in the rural periphery: Revitalization and community resilience in Japan. In A. Stoffelen & D. Ioannides (Eds.), Handbook of Tourism Impacts. Elgar. [DOI]

McCormick, A. D. (2022). Augmenting Small-Island Heritage through Site-Specific Art: A View from Naoshima. Okinawan Journal of Island Studies.

McCormick, A. D. & Qu, M. (2021). Community resourcefulness under pandemic pressure: a Japanese island’s creative network. Geographical Sciences (Chiri-Kagaku). [PDF]

Prince, S., Qu, M. & Zollet, S. (2021). The making of art islands: A comparative analysis of translocal assemblages of contemporary art and tourism. Island Studies Journal. [PDF]

Qu, M. & Funck, C. (2021). Rural art festival revitalizing a Japanese declining tourism island. In N. Duxbury (Ed.), Cultural Sustainability, Tourism, and Development. Routledge. [Link]

Qu, M., McCormick, A. D., & Funck, C. (2020). Community resourcefulness and partnerships in rural tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. [DOI] [PDF]

Qu, M. & Cheer, J. (2020). Community art festivals and sustainable rural revitalisation. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. [DOI]

Qu, M. (2020). Teshima - from Island Art to the Art Island. Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures. [DOI]

Qu, M. (2019). Art interventions on Japanese islands: The promise and pitfalls of artistic interpretations of community. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts. [DOI]

Zollet, S., & Qu, M. (2019). The Role of Domestic In-migrants for the Revitalization of Marginal Island Communities in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. MIRRA (Migration in Remote and Rural Areas) Research and Policy Briefs Series. [PDF]

Qu, M. (2018). Regional Revitalization or Art Festival Tourism? 2015-2018 Setouchi Triennale Community Fieldwork Notes [地域复兴还是艺术节观光? 2015-2018年濑户内三年展社区田野调查手记], Public Art. (Chinese) [Link]

Recent Academic Publications - Other

Qu, M. (2019). Book Review: Ten Innovative Ideas of Land Art Festival: How to Revitalize the Community by Japanese Rural Art Festival [大地艺术节的十个创新思想:日本乡村艺术节如何振兴社区?]. Public Art. (Chinese) [Link]

Qu, M. (2019). Interview: After the Intervention of Art in the Countryside - A Study of Setouchi Triennale [艺术介入乡村之后—“濑户内三年展”在地研究]. Contemporary Artist. (Chinese)