This is the true story of the first Dane and first Chinese to row across an Ocean, using a rowboat built in China. They did this in 2001, long before China became the economic superpower it is today, when most people, Chinese and Western alike, believed such an off the wall cross-cultural project was doomed to fail. Yet, against overwhelming odds, the pair succeeded, and they also raised scholarships to send two Mainland Chinese students to the United World College of the Atlantic.
Havrehed tells a down to earth, moving, and often funny story of the unlikely pairing's unique adventure, which went pre-social media viral in China. This updated edition includes perspectives into China's changing role in the world and the new challenges this brings for international understanding and cross-cultural cooperation.