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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 75,939 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Zhuang Zedong is the 6th most popular table tennis player (up from 7th in 2019), the 775th most popular biography from China (down from 706th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Table Tennis Player.

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Among table tennis players, Zhuang Zedong ranks 6 out of 79Before him are Jan-Ove Waldner, Angelica Rozeanu, Roland Jacobi, Timo Boll, and Mária Mednyánszky. After him are Jörgen Persson, Miklós Szabados, Richard Bergmann, Agnes Simon, Vladimir Samsonov, and Jean-Michel Saive.

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Among people born in 1940, Zhuang Zedong ranks 279Before him are Bill Medley, Sue Grafton, Johnny Nash, Carole Pateman, Richard Marcinko, and Jerry Lucas. After him are Jean Clair, Mohammed Magariaf, Chris Farlowe, Conny Plank, Jia Qinglin, and Ronald Pickup. Among people deceased in 2013, Zhuang Zedong ranks 241Before him are Richard C. Sarafian, János Starker, Gerrie Mühren, Eric Ericson, Barry Jackson, and Eydie Gormé. After him are Peter Banks, Nadir Afonso, Julien Ries, Antonio Roma, Anca Petrescu, and Cayetano Ré.

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Among people born in China, Zhuang Zedong ranks 775 out of 1,392Before him are Jing Fang (-78), Meng Wanzhou (1972), Yu Zhengsheng (1945), Fei Xiaotong (1910), Yu Hua (1960), and Ricky Hui (1946). After him are Luo Ruiqing (1906), Hu Zhengyan (1584), Jia Qinglin (1940), Lou Tseng-Tsiang (1871), Chloé Zhao (1982), and Ma Duanlin (1245).


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