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

Qu, M., He, Y., McCormick, A. D., & Funck, C. (2021). 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., McCormick, A. D., & Funck, C. (2020). Community resourcefulness and partnerships in rural tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. [DOI] [PDF]

Qu, M. (2020). Teshima - from Island Art to the Art Island. Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, 14(2), 250–265. [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, 14(3), 19–38. [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, 5, 64–73. ISSN: 1674-7038. (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, 2, 106–109. ISSN: 1674-7038, (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, 1, 12–15. ISSN: 1005-3255. (Chinese)