Ping Pong Diplomacy
The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World
By Nicholas Griffin
(Scribner, Hardcover, 9781451642773, 352pp.)
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
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Combining the insight of Franklin Foer
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.
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 NPR.org
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