In 1970 a decisive moment for the relations between the Peoples Republic of China and the USA occurred. Glenn Cowan, a player of the US team for the World Table Tennis Championship, missed his bus and got invited into the bus of the Chinese team. This short meeting was the starting point of what was later called Ping Pong Diplomacy.
Since then there have been many attempts to use culture in a broad sense to support diplomatic processes which are now referred to as Cultural Diplomacy.
Ping Pong Publications is a forum for thoughts on and actions in the field of cultural diplomacy.