It was one of the most significant developments of the post-war era: China finally abandoning its close relationship with the Soviet Union to begin detente with the USA. Astonishingly, the man who helped make it happen was a British aristocrat, Ivor Montagu, a Soviet spy who knew Stalin and dined with Trotsky. Even more remarkably, the means to this rapprochement was table tennis, a sport loved by both Chairman Mao and Montagu.
For years, Montagu had lived a dual life, working to spread communism and also table tennis around the world. Surprisingly, the two strands of his career would come together in an event of global significance. Table tennis -- United States -- History -- 20th century. Table tennis -- China -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and Government. Geographic Term:. United States -- Foreign relations -- China. China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World
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How Ivor Montagu transformed ping-pong into a potent instrument of international politics
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Brand new Book. The Western press delighted in the absurdity of the moment and branded it "Ping-Pong Diplomacy. Ping-Pong Diplomacy traces a crucial inter-section of sports and society.
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