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Author Sunzi, active 6th century B.C.

Title The art of war = [Sunzi bing fa] / Sun-tzu ; translated, with introductions and commentary by Ralph D. Sawyer ; with the collaboration of Mei-Chün Lee Sawyer
Published Boulder : Westview Press, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (375 pages) : illustrations
Series History and warfare
History and warfare.
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
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Military art and science.
Genre/Form Early works.
Form Electronic book
Author Sawyer, Mei-Chün
Sawyer, Ralph D.
LC no. 93047372
ISBN 0465013279
Other Titles Sunzi bing fa. English
Sunzi bing fa