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Zhang Qingmin

of the politicization of sport in Chinese eyes. Mindful of the famous ping-pong diplomacy between China and the United States in 1971, China’s use of sport as a foreign policy tool serves as a valuable case study when substantiating the term ‘sports diplomacy’. Using the experience of the People

Andreia Soares e Castro

tool for soft power’ and identifies ‘sports diplomacy’, a term that is gaining more and more relevance, 2 as the use of sports as an instrument for furthering foreign policy goals, causes or interests and, most importantly, as a significant and a rising source of soft power. This article argues that

Stuart Murray

, however, has been paid to the means of these exchanges: sports diplomacy. For decades, sports diplomacy languished in the bleachers of the canon of diplomatic studies. There were no specific books on the subject and only a handful of case-study articles existed. These few works were anecdotal, episodic

Julie M. Bunck

Introduction Sports diplomacy has long been a complex and highly significant aspect of Cuba’s foreign policy. Transforming sports on the island has been a critically important dimension of the regime’s efforts to revolutionize society. Consequently, athletic competitions have not been a

Guanhua Wang

133 “Friendship First”: China’s Sports Diplomacy during the Cold War Wang Guanhua University of Connecticut “Is it not delightful to have friends coming from far away?”—Confucius, Analects 1.1 “Winning and losing is temporary; friendship is eternal.”— A Modern Chinese Saying The Cold War was an

Importation in the Nineteenth Century 225 Yuji Tosaka. The Discourse of Anti-Americanism and Hollywood Movies: Film Import Controls in Japan, 1937–1941 59 Wang Guanhua. “Friendship First”: China’s Sports Diplomacy during the Cold War 133 Review Essay Michael A. Schneider. The Book Review in an Age of e

Melissa Conley Tyler and Kelly Sullivan

topics of international peace and state security still retain importance, they are joined by newer issues such as food security, global health, sports diplomacy, and refugee and diaspora populations. The book allocates a chapter to each of these issues, and others, underscoring the idea that far from

Stelios Stavridis and Davor Jančić

’ diplomacy, 6 sports diplomacy 7 and parliamentary diplomacy. In reaction, ‘parliaments simply had no choice but to engage in multilateral negotiations’. 8 As underlined by Speaker of the South African Parliament Baleka Mbete, parliamentary diplomacy is a ‘continuation of engagement on national issues

Charles Hayford

actually allowed Japan to carry out long- desired policies. Zhou Enlai appeared fre- quently. Wang Guanghua pinpointed Zhou’s role in sports diplomacy 6 C.W. Hayford / Journal of American-East Asian Relations 17 (2010) 1–7 (Zhou even phoned teams at half-time to tell them not to score so much), and Xia

Michele Acuto

essentially un-problematized political role. It is therefore imperative here not to forget that the overlap of sports, diplomacy and local government also has the potential to demonstrate more mundane connections between cities and international politics. To demonstrate this, the article starts ‘atop’ in the