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The art of war = [Sunzi bing fa]

Author: Sunzi; Ralph D Sawyer; Mei-Chün Sawyer
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1994.
Series: History and warfare.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is the most famous study of military strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. Its principles were used by Mao Tse-tung, General Vo Ngyuen Giap, and Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. First translated two hundred years ago, it has been credited with influencing Napoleon, the German general staff, and even the planning for Operation Desert Storm. Today, Western  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sunzi, 6th cent. B.C.
Art of war.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1994
(OCoLC)762251324
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; Ralph D Sawyer; Mei-Chün Sawyer
ISBN: 081331951X 9780813319513 9781566192972 1566192978
OCLC Number: 29549062
Notes: Parallel title in Chinese characters.
Description: 375 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface --
A note on the translation and pronunciation --
Chronology of approximate dynastic periods --
General introduction and historical background --
Introduction --
The art of war in translation. 1. Initial estimations --
2. Waging war --
3. Planning offensives --
4. Military disposition --
5. Strategic military power --
6. Vacuity and substance --
7. Military combat --
8. Nine changes --
9. Maneuvering the army --
10. Configurations of terrain --
11. Nine terrains --
12. Incendiary attacks --
13. Employing spies --
Tomb texts and lost writings --
Notes to the general introduction and historical background --
Selected notes to the introduction --
Notes to the translation --
Notes to the tomb texts and lost writings --
Selected bibliography --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: History and warfare.
Other Titles: Sunzi bing fa.
Sunzi bing fa
Responsibility: Sun-tzu ; translated, with introductions and commentary by Ralph D. Sawyer ; with the collaboration of Mei-Chün Lee Sawyer.
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Written over 2000 years ago, Sun-tzu's "Art of War" embodies the Eastern tradition of strategy. This translation, written in simple language, is intended to be of equal value to both military  Read more...

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