About Simon

Simon Gjerø

Simon Rom Gjeroe is a self-confessed nerd when it comes to China and everything Chinese. He has been interested in China since he saw the movie “The Last Emperor” as a thirteen-year old. During his Chinese studies, he spent two years at Sichuan University in Chengdu, where he lived from 1995 to 1998. That is where he also met his future wife, Fu. After graduating in Chinese and Modern East Asian Studies, he moved to Beijing for work, and, after a few years, also married and settled down with Fu and eventually became the proud father of two boys here. A fluent Mandarin speaker, he has lived in China for more than a decade. He has written articles and books on Chinese travel, food, culture, history and politics. This is his third book. He now lives in Denmark with his family, now including one made in Denmark. He teaches Chinese Studies and History.

He has written a number of books, including a history of foreign missionaries in China, a travel book on Beijing, and contributed to an anthology on contemporary China.

Simon’s articles have appeared in many publications, including Parenting and Pregnancy, Practical Parenting, 世界博览 (WORLD VISION), Politiken, Information, Gravid Forældre og Børn, Väterzeit.de, Mad & Venner etc.