Ping-Pong Diplomacy

Ping-Pong Diplomacy

The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

By Nicholas Griffin

Scribner Book Company, Hardcover, 9781451642773, 336pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014


Combining the insight of Franklin Foer

About the Author
Nicholas Griffin is a journalist and author of four novels one work of non-fiction. His writing has appeared in The Times (UK), The Financial Times, Foreign Policy", and other publications on topics as disparate as sports and politics, piracy, filmmaking in the Middle East, and the natural sciences. Griffin has written for film and is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Melissa Block talks with Nicholas Griffin about his book, Ping-Pong Diplomacy, which explores the importance of the tabletop game in Chinese political history and foreign policy. More at

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