Zhuang Zedong

1940 - 2013

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Zhuang Zedong (Chuang Tse-tung; August 25, 1940 – February 10, 2013) was a Chinese table tennis player, three-time world men's singles champion and champion at numerous other table tennis events and a well-known political personality during the tumult of the Cultural Revolution. His chance meeting with American table tennis player, Glenn Cowan, during the 31st World Table Tennis Championship, later referred to as ping-pong diplomacy, triggered the first thawing of the ice in Sino-American relations since 1949. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zhuang Zedong has received more than 88,222 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Zhuang Zedong is the 6th most popular table tennis player, the 834th most popular biography from China (down from 772nd in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Table Tennis Player.

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  • 88k

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  • 50.29

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Zhuang Zedong has had the most page views in the with 19,023 views, followed by English (11,703), and Japanese (6,283). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Welsh (70.28%), Egyptian Arabic (67.80%), and Indonesian (58.62%)


Among table tennis players, Zhuang Zedong ranks 6 out of 107Before him are Angelica Rozeanu, Jan-Ove Waldner, Roland Jacobi, Mária Mednyánszky, and Timo Boll. After him are Jörgen Persson, Richard Bergmann, Miklós Szabados, Zoltán Mechlovits, Anna Sipos, and Zoltán Berczik.

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Among people born in 1940, Zhuang Zedong ranks 291Before him are Gennadi Strekalov, Ansumane Mané, Sharad Pawar, Philippe Léotard, Conny Plank, and Frankie Avalon. After him are Grigory Kriss, Russell Banks, Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, Tony Allen, Lainie Kazan, and Giacomo Bulgarelli. Among people deceased in 2013, Zhuang Zedong ranks 257Before him are Jonathan Winters, Julien Ries, Peter Banks, Olga Gyarmati, Kumar Pallana, and Sarah Kirsch. After him are Viktor Tsybulenko, Israel Gutman, Syd Field, David Frost, Nadir Afonso, and Dezső Gyarmati.

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In China

Among people born in China, Zhuang Zedong ranks 834 out of 1,610Before him are Shi Pei Pu (1938), Taranatha (1575), James Soong (1942), Liu Yifei (1987), Luo Ruiqing (1906), and Jin Shuren (1879). After him are Qian Xuan (1235), Tang Jiaxuan (1938), Tang Enbo (1898), Katherine Paterson (1932), Zhou Fang (730), and Ye Mingchen (1807).


Among table tennis players born in China, Zhuang Zedong ranks 1After him are Ma Lin (1980), Ma Long (1988), Wang Liqin (1978), Wang Hao (1983), Kong Linghui (1975), Deng Yaping (1973), Zhang Jike (1988), Jiang Jialiang (1964), Xu Xin (1990), Zhang Yining (1981), and Fan Zhendong (1997).