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Ping-pong Diplomacy

The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World
Griffin, Nicholas, 1971- (Book - 2014 )
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Examines how an aristocratic British spy circumvented more than 20 years of antagonistic foreign policy between China and the United States to further a fateful Communist agenda during the World Table Tennis Championships, revealing how players were tortured and murdered throughout the Cultural Revolution.
Authors: Griffin, Nicholas, 1971-
Statement of Responsibility: Nicholas Griffin
Title: Ping-pong diplomacy
the secret history behind the game that changed the world
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Characteristics: xi, 336 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-323) and index
Contents: The West. Not-so-humble beginnings ; Gentlemanly rebel ; Roast beef and Russia ; The dangers of derision ; Table tennis and Trotsky ; Culture and the coming war ; Suspect ; Brothers ; The end of the game? ; The Jewish question
The East. Table tennis bandits ; The Trojan dove ; The rise of Asia ; Tiny tornadoes ; Reconnaissance ; The golden game ; Setting the table ; The end of brotherhood ; Preparation ; Sacrifice ; Nourishing the team ; Ping-pong espionage ; Cheery martial music ; The chance to shine ; Fallout ; Heroes of the nation ; Spreading the gospel ; The grinding halt ; Under pressure ; House of cards ; Death to the doubters ; Down to the country
East meets West. The world at war ; The seeds of peace ; Long hair, light heart ; Could the Great Wall crumble? ; A measured coincidence ; An invitation home ; Surprise ; Decisions to be made ; The worries ; Crossing the borders ; All eyes on America ; Tension ; Nixon's game ; Political ping-pong
Aftermath. Return game ; Capital performance ; United Nations ; The hippie opportunist ; The heights ; The costs
Summary: Examines how an aristocratic British spy circumvented more than 20 years of antagonistic foreign policy between China and the United States to further a fateful Communist agenda during the World Table Tennis Championships, revealing how players were tortured and murdered throughout the Cultural Revolution.
Subject Headings: Table tennis China Foreign relations United States United States Foreign relations China International relations. fast Table tennis. fast China. fast United States. fast
Topical Term: Table tennis
International relations
Table tennis
Alternate Title: Ping pong diplomacy
LCCN: 2013362518
ISBN: 9781451642773
1451642776
Branch Call Number: 327.7305 G
Research Call Number: JFE 14-2427
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