Ping Pong Diplomacy at OU

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In 1972 the Chinese ping pong team visited the US, the first time an unofficial Chinese group came to the US after 23 years of hostile relations. One of their stops was Oakland University.

In this exhibit you will find documents and images from the Oakland University Archives collections that illustrate this historic visit.


For more information: Ruth Eckstein, "Ping Pong Diplomacy: A View from behind the Scenes," The Journal of American-East Asian Relations 2, no. 3 (1993): 327-42.


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