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 69,215 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Zhuang Zedong is the 7th most popular table tennis player, the 707th most popular biography from China and the most popular Chinese Table Tennis Player.

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Among table tennis players, Zhuang Zedong ranks 7 out of 78Before him are Jan-Ove Waldner, Angelica Rozeanu, Mária Mednyánszky, Agnes Simon, Roland Jacobi, and Richard Bergmann. After him are Miklós Szabados, Jörgen Persson, Timo Boll, Jean-Michel Saive, Stellan Bengtsson, and Mikael Appelgren.

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Among people born in 1940, Zhuang Zedong ranks 278Before him are Luis María Echeberría, Li Zhaoxing, William Cohen, Carole Pateman, Norman Spinrad, and Philippe Léotard. After him are Zvonko Bego, Jean-Paul Proust, Vincenzo Cerami, Jia Qinglin, Mirjam Pressler, and Veikko Kankkonen. Among people deceased in 2013, Zhuang Zedong ranks 252Before him are Hans Hass, Aleksandr Serebrov, Josip Kuže, Jerry Buss, Tommy Morrison, and Anthony Caro. After him are Viktor Tsybulenko, Giovanni Cheli, John Thomas, Marcia Wallace, Vincenzo Cerami, and Antonio Roma.

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Among people born in China, Zhuang Zedong ranks 707 out of 1,186Before him are Wei Jingsheng (1950), Li Zhaoxing (1940), Huang Hua (1913), Qian Qichen (1928), Lisa Lu (1927), and Toshiko Akiyoshi (1929). After him are Qiao Shi (1924), Xie Jin (1923), Jia Qinglin (1940), Shi Zhengli (1964), Saifuddin Azizi (1915), and Chögyam Trungpa (1939).


Among table tennis players born in China, Zhuang Zedong ranks 1After him are Wang Liqin (1978), Ma Lin (1980), Wang Hao (1983), Kong Linghui (1975), Ma Long (1988), Zhang Jike (1988), Zhang Yining (1981), Deng Yaping (1973), Wang Nan (1978), Jiao Zhimin (1963), and Chen Longcan (1965).