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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:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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
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 0834827301 9780834827301 0834821699 9780834821699 0834821702 9780834821705 0760355487 9780760355480
OCLC Number: 762251324
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (375 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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 --
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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A new translation of the classic work of military strategy. This work includes an overview of the history of Chinese military warfare as well as outlining what is known of Sun-tzu himself.  Read more...


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