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Author: Sunzi; Ralph D Sawyer; Mei-Chün Sawyer
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1994.
Series: History and warfare.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sunzi, active 6th century B.C.
Art of war.
Boulder : Westview Press, 1994
(DLC) 93047372
(OCoLC)29549062
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; Ralph D Sawyer; Mei-Chün Sawyer
ISBN: 9780465013272 0465013279
OCLC Number: 762251324
Description: 1 online resource (375 pages) : illustrations.
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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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 businessmen and other are turning to it for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive situations of all kinds. Unlike other editions currently available, this translation make use of the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, including the ancient tomb text version discovered by archaeologists at Linyi, China. The author places this classic work of strategy in its proper historical context by supplying a portrait of Sun-Tzu's era and outlining several battles of the period that may have either influenced him or been conducted by him.

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