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The art of war

Author: Sunzi; Victor H Mair
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, cop. 2007.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics
Edition/Format:   Print 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
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; Victor H Mair
ISBN: 9780231133821 0231133820 9780231133838 0231133839 9780231508537 0231508530
OCLC Number: 780846590
Description: LII, 189 str. : ilustr. ; 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: Sun Zi's military methods ; translated by Victor H. Mair.
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Compiled during the Warring States period of 475-221 B.C., "The Art of War" is the first known attempt to formulate a rational basis for the planning and conduct of military operations. Named the #1  Read more...

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Mair provides insight on how this manual came to exist. Indianapolis Star Lean, clear, all fustian removed. -- Donald Richie Japan Times Mair's excellent new translation of Sunzi's (Sun Tzu) Art of Read more...

 
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