Glenn Shive has been Director of the Hong Kong–America Center (HKAC) since 2000. The Center is a non-profit consortium of universities in Hong Kong that promotes educational exchanges between Hong Kong and the United States, and between China and the United States over the bridge of Hong Kong. Shive was a Fulbright scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998-99 and also served as Director of the Hong Kong office of the Institute of International Education (IIE) from 1988-91.
Shive received his Ph.D. in Chinese history in 1979 from Temple University in Philadelphia, his home town. Earlier he had studied in the Kantonschule of St. Gallen Switzerland, Oxford University in the U.K., the Free University in Berlin, and Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. He also did post-doctoral research at the John King Fairbank Center at Harvard University.
In addition to Hong Kong, Shive has taught at universities and administered exchange programs in “greater China,” including Shanghai,Guangzhou, Taipei, and Kaohsiung. In America, Shive was assistant dean at the East West Center in Honolulu, Scholar in Residence with the Fulbright Programat the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C., Policy Research Coordinator for the NETWORK, Inc. in Andover M.A., the CEO of the Council of InternationalPrograms (CIP) in Washington D.C., and the Director of the Board of GovernorsProgram in Chicago Illinois.
Shive’s most recent book is Open and Distance Education in Asia Pacific Region published in 2001 by the Open University Press of Hong Kong. Shive has written, spoken and organized conferences and workshops on education, human resources, economic development, culture and technology in Asia and the United States. He has produced and narrated documentary films in and about China.