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The essence of war = [Zhan lüe zong yao] : leadership and strategy from the Chinese military classics

Author: Ralph D Sawyer; Bin Sun
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ralph D. Sawyer, noted scholar of Chinese warfare, provides a comprehensive introduction to the essential views, concepts, and tactical principles of military strategy through this translation of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph D Sawyer; Bin Sun
ISBN: 0813390494 9780813390499
OCLC Number: 54046169
Notes: Selections from the Seven military classics of ancient China. 1993; and Sun Pin's Military methods. 1995.
Originally published: The art of the warrior.
Description: xviii, 312 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The nature of warfare --
The tao of rulership --
The people --
Tactical and strategic planning --
Preparations --
The history of warfare --
The tao of warfare --
Doubt and timeliness --
Military and political intelligence --
Economics and logistics --
Rulership --
Power and authority --
Command and control --
Unity --
Generals and generalship --
Military organization, administration, and discipline --
Evaluating people --
Employing people --
Motivating warriors --
Psychology of warfare --
Rewards and punishments --
Instruction and training --
Measure and constraint --
Component forces --
Strategic power --
The unorthodox --
Manipulating the enemy --
Deception and deceit --
Fundamental tactical principles --
Evaluating the enemy --
Psychological warfare --
Attack and defense --
Defense and fortifications --
Relative strength and appropriate tactics --
Deployments, formations, and their employment --
Basic principles of terrain --
Specific configurations of terrain --
Tactical principles for specific situations --
Invasion measures --
Urban warfare, sieges, and assaults --
Incendiary warfare.
Other Titles: Zhan lüe zong yao
Leadership and strategy from the Chinese military classics
Art of the warrior.
Wu jing qi shu.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Ralph D. Sawyer.
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