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The art of war : Sun Zi's military methods

Author: Sunzi
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chinese military strategy written during the sixth century BC by Sun Zi, and is considered to be one of the oldest definitive works on military strategies and tactics of its time.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Wu Sun; Wu Sun
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi
ISBN: 9780231133821 0231133820 9780231133838 0231133839 9780231508537 0231508530
OCLC Number: 137325042
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Description: lii, 189 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Contents: (Initial) Assessments --
Doing battle --
Planning for the attack --
Positioning --
Configuration --
Emptiness and solidity --
The struggle of armies --
Nine varieties --
Marching the army --
Terrain types --
Nine types of terrain --
Incendiary attack --
Using spies.
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics.
Other Titles: Sunzi bing fa.
Responsibility: translated by Victor H. Mair.
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Useful for students, strategists, and scholars, this translated work demonstrates the close link between the philosophy in "The Art of War" and Taoism. It examines the development of Chinese military  Read more...

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Mair provides insight on how this manual came to exist. Indianapolis Star 12/9/07 Lean, clear, all fustian removed. -- Donald Richie Japan Times 12/2/07 Mair's excellent new translation of Sunzi's Read more...

 
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