November, 2017…the first time I stepped foot in China. It was a business trip, from an unlikely source — Academia. I was invited to peak at a music industry conference that was held in Beijing. The Music Industry Forum was sponsored by the Communication University of China. The invite was from two professors of whom I’d met months earlier when they brought a group of their students to my small part of the USA — Middle Tennessee State University. It was a great event, Had a wonderful time, and I was fortunate enough to be able to do some sightseeing in between teaching a class at the university and speaking at the conference.

This is my photo impression of Beijing, China through my eyes.