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Breakthroughs

Jussi Hanhimäki

in The Flawed Architect: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195172218
eISBN:
9780199849994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172218.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Through Pakistani Ambassador Agha Hilaly, Zhou Enlai, the Chinese premier was able to send his message to Kissinger regarding his government's willingness to have a direct meeting or discussions with ... More


The Ping-Pong Lemma

Johanna Mangahas

in Office Hours with a Geometric Group Theorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691158662
eISBN:
9781400885398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158662.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Geometry / Topology

This chapter considers an identifying feature of free groups: their ability to play ping-pong. In mathematics, you may encounter a group without immediately knowing which group it is. Fortunately, ... More


Everything is movement: on the nature of embodied communication

Elisabeth Oberzaucher and Karl Grammer

in Embodied Communication in Humans and Machines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231751
eISBN:
9780191696527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231751.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter introduces motion quality as an analog signal in communication. It begins with an overview of the history of motion research, and then introduces a communication model that goes beyond ... More


The Poetry of Ping-Pong: The Art in Sport

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In this chapter, the author looks at the poetry of Ping-Pong, his favorite sport. According to Marty Reisman, the game of Ping-Pong died in Bombay, India, in 1952. Reisman, nicknamed “The Needle,” ... More


“Playing a Game,” Finding a “Lever”: Back Channels and Sino-American Rapprochement

Richard A. Moss

in Nixon's Back Channel to Moscow: Confidential Diplomacy and Détente

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813167879
eISBN:
9780813167909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167879.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

The Sino-Soviet conflict, which first surfaced in the late 1950s and degenerated into armed border clashes in 1969, proved to be the main catalyst for Sino-American rapprochement. The China question ... More


Friendship is solidarity: the Chinese ping-pong team visits Africa in 1962*

Amanda Shuman (ed.)

in Sport and diplomacy: Games within games

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526131058
eISBN:
9781526138873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526131058.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

A decade before official 'ping pong diplomacy', leaders in the People's Republic of China (PRC) used sports delegation visits to cultivate diplomatic relations with recently decolonized nations. In ... More


From Isolation to Engagement: American Diplomacy and the Opening to China, 1969–1972

Jeremi Suri

in Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: Cases in Successful Diplomacy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190226114
eISBN:
9780190256784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226114.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After more than two decades of estrangement, the opening of relations between the United States and China was one of the great diplomatic achievements of the late Cold War. American leaders pursued ... More


Rapprochement with the United States

John W. Garver

in China's Quest: The History of the Foreign Relations of the People's Republic of China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190261054
eISBN:
9780190261085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261054.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Although purged from positions of power, most of Mao’s opponents were still alive. On China’s borders were powerful Soviet armies, while Moscow toyed with the idea of outright intervention. At the ... More


Overview of the Legislative Process and Case Studies

Meg Russell and Daniel Gover

in Legislation at Westminster: Parliamentary Actors and Influence in the Making of British Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198753827
eISBN:
9780191815461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753827.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter summarizes the basics of the legislative process in the Westminster parliament, as well as introducing the 12 case study bills which form the focus of the book, using them to illustrate ... More


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