Torbjørn Færøvik
The Middle Realm. Wandering Through China’s History

Spanning over 4000 years of China’s history, the author provides us with a fascinating introduction to the country’s dynasties, myths and art – as well as giving us a closer look at the stories and fates of a few individuals. We meet pioneers and adventurers, peasants and emperors, and are brought up to date with Mao’s rise to power in 1949 and the modern era. With insight and warmth, Torbjørn Færøvik brings China’s history to life.

'You will be hard-pressed to find a better travelling companion than Torbjørn Færøvik. His newest book, China: A Journey Along the River of Life, is an impressive combination of travel writing, history lectures and folk tales.'


Sparkling journey through the heart of China.'


Torbjørn Færøvik

Torbjørn Færøvik
Photo: Fredrik Arff

Torbjørn Færøvik has an M.A. and has specialised in Asian history. He has more than 25 years experience as a foreign correspondent, and has been working as an international reporter for the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1999 he received the Brage Prize for his book India.

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Other titles

Children of Buddha (Buddhas barn), 2006
Mahatma Gandhi, 2004
China: A Journey Along the River of Life
(Kina. En reise på livets elv), 2003
Marco Polo, 2002
The Road to Xanadu (Veien til Xanadu), 2001
India, 1999
The Dream of Asia (Drømmen om Asia), 1997
South and East Asia (Sør- og Øst-Asia), 1974

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Edited December 19, 2017 by Cappelen Damm Agency