Zhao offers a quick history of China's foreign policy since 1949 and then offers a provocative assessment of it today.
Ping Pong Diplomacy Revisited: Discussion and Demonstration
Three-time world champion in table tennis, Zhuang Zedong, discusses his role in U.S-China relations.
Click here to read a report on Mr. Zhuang's presentation.
By 1971, Zhuang Zedong had already won three world men’s singles table tennis championships. He was a leading sports figure and was with the Chinese national team in
Mr. Zhuang became a member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party during the last years of the Cultural Revolution. After his patron, Jiang Qing was toppled in October 1976 along with the other members of the Gang of Four, Mr. Zhuang was jailed. He was subsequently cleared and took on coaching duties.
During his visit to USC, Mr. Zhuang will discuss his experiences as an athlete-diplomat and offer a table tennis demonstration.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai: Openness, inclusion and fairness essential at home and as principles in dealing with China
Resilience, inclusion and communication central in her remarks
The Dragon Roars Back – Mao, Deng and Xi Jinping and China’s evolving relations with the world - Zhao Suisheng 赵穗生, University of Denver
Join us for a book talk with Suisheng Zhao on how Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, and Xi Jinping each conceived and executed radically different approaches to China's relations with others.