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The art of war

Author: Sunzi; Samuel B Griffith
Publisher: London ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1971.
Series: A Galaxy Book; UNESCO collection of representative works., Chinese series.
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Like Machiavelli's The Prince and the Japanese Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu's The Art of War is as timely for business people today as it was for military strategists in ancient China. Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; Samuel B Griffith
ISBN: 9780195014761 0195014766
OCLC Number: 8425879
Notes: This translation originally published 1963.
Revision of the translator's thesis (Ph. D.--Oxford University, 1960).
"... study of the ... indicates a date of composition during the fourth century B.C. ... In the last quarter of the eighteenth century [the 11th century 'official' edition] this was revised and annotated by Sun Hsing-yen, .... His edition has since been considered standard in China and my translation is based on it."--Preface.
Description: xvi, 197 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Sun Tzu and the concubines --
List of abbreviations --
Introduction --
Translation --
Appendix --
Bibliography --
Index --
Maps. Ch'un-Ch'iu period --
The contending states : boundaries of 350 B.C.
Series Title: A Galaxy Book; UNESCO collection of representative works., Chinese series.
Other Titles: Sunzi bing fa.
Responsibility: Sun Tzu ; translated and with an introduction by Samuel B. Griffith ; with a foreword by B.H. Liddell Hart.
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