Throughout most of his academic career, Peijian Shen taught and conducted research in Chinese history and culture, traditional Chinese medicine and international relations. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews (UK) and an MA and BA from Capital Normal University of Beijing.
As a researcher, he worked with the Asian Research Institute of UBC and taught continuing education courses for Langara and Kwantlen Colleges. While he worked as a senior analyst of federal government, he also taught Modern Chinese History at the University of Ottawa and presented seminars on Cultural Differences and Traditional Chinese Medicine for other academic organizations.
He has built a rich list of publications on various subjects such as history, international politics,
human resources and alternative medicine. For example, his work The Age of Appeasement: the Evolution of British Foreign Policy in the 1930s (Sutton 1999) is selected to be a diplomatic volume of Sutton Modern British History series; and his Massage for Pain Relief (Random House 1996) is an international best seller.