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All data is as of December 05, 2022.

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QU MENG
Assistant Professor
Affiliation Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Discipline Geography
Academic Degrees Hiroshima University Doctor of Arts and Sciences
Hiroshima University Master of Arts and Sciences
Hiroshima University Master of Arts and Sciences
Research Fields Humanities; Art studies; Art at large
Humanities; Philosophy; Tourism Studies
Research Keywords Island Studies / Socially Engaged Art Festival Tourism / Creative In-migrant / Regional Revitalization / Creative Geography
Comments Meng Qu, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Hiroshima University Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, co-convener at Small Island Cultures Research Initiative (SICRI), and Visiting Research Fellow at Wakayama University Center for Tourism Research. He is also the editorial board member at Event Management Journal, Journal of Responsible Tourism Management (JRTM) and the advisory board member at CREATOUR International. His research draws from range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, especially from the fields of creative/tourism geography, rural and island studies, with a focus on East Asia. Key research topics include socially engaged art festivals, relational aesthetics, creative in-migrants, sustainability, and rural revitalization. His current research aims at producing an interdisciplinary nexus on rural revitalization by focusing on creative tourism initiatives to revitalize communities in peripheral areas. He studied and worked as digital artist, interactive design director and vice president between Shanghai and Beijing in the digital media art and museum design industry (2006-2015). He is focusing on the revitalization of rural communities through international art festivals, by participating as a volunteer, staff member and researcher. Examples include the Xucun international Art Festival (2011-2013) in China, the Setouchi Triennale (2016-2019) in Japan as well as Shiosai Art Festival (2019-2020). His interests are gardening, pottery and aikido. Now he lives and researches in Higashihiroshima, Japan.
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Topic Aging Society/Social Welfare
Asia/Oceania
China
Philosophy/Thoughts
Works of Art/Art
SDGs 3 Good health and well-being 4 Quality education 5 Gender equality 8 Decent work and economic growth 9 Industry, innovation, infrastructure 11 Sustainable cities and communities 17 Partnerships for the goals
Educational Programs [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Integrated Arts and Sciences : Department of Integrated Global Studies : Integrated Global Studies
[Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
[Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Integrated Arts and Human Sciences Program
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