David Moser, associate professor in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business, is spending the Fall 2007 semester as a Visiting Scholar at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. At Lingnan, Moser is teaching a Business Law course and doing research on copyright issues and the Asian entertainment industry.
Including photos of Hong Kong harbor and the Lingnan campus, Moser writes that he’s had a great experience so far as a Visiting Scholar. “The students are very attentive in class and seem eager to learn. The majority of students are from Hong Kong, but there’s also some from mainland China as well as exchange students from many other countries. We even have two Belmont students here studying Chinese. I strongly encourage Belmont students to take advantage of the study abroad opportunities we offer, whether in Asia or elsewhere.”
Moser, who previously spent three months as a Fulbright scholar conducting research on copyright enforcement in the Philippines, has noticed that Hong Kong has a particular international flair. “I had lunch a few days ago at the campus cafeteria and sat at a table with two professors from Hong Kong, one from mainland China, one from England and one from Croatia. I think this kind of diversity is a great benefit to students, especially in the increasingly globalized world we live in.”
An attorney with a decade of experience in intellectual property and entertainment law, Moser sees Asia as a tremendous prospect for entertainment business. “Asia is the part of the world with the greatest opportunities for growth of the entertainment industry over the next several decades due to the high rates of economic growth in huge countries such as China and India. As income levels rise, more people have disposable income to spend on entertainment products and services.”
To keep track of Moser and his Lingnan adventures throughout the semester, click here to visit his blog.