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Read online The Art of War: Sun Zi's Military Methods.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Art of War: Sun Zi's Military Methods div p Compiled during the Warring States period of B C E i The Art of War i has had an enormous impact on the development of Chinese military strategy over the past two thousand years and occupies an important place in East Asian intellectual history It is the first known attempt to formulate a rational basis for the planning and conduct of military operations and while numerous editions of the work exist Victor Mair s translation is the first to remain true to the original structure and essential style of the text p p Mair s fidelity to the original along with his insightful commentary and reliance on archaeologically recovered manuscripts breaks new ground in solving i The Art of War i s difficult textual and contextual problems He confronts complex questions concerning the authorship of the work asserting that Sun Wu a supposed strategist of the Spring and Autumn period B C E to whom the text is traditionally attributed never existed Instead Mair claims that i The Art of War i coalesced over a period of around seventy five years from the middle of the fourth century to the first quarter of the third century B C E p p Mair also reveals the way i The Art of War i reflects historical developments in technological and military strategy in civilizations throughout Eurasia especially in regards to iron metallurgy He demonstrates the close link between the philosophy in i The Art of War i and Taoism and discusses the reception of the text from the classical period to today Finally Mair highlights previously unaddressed stylistic and statistical aspects and includes philological annotations that present new ways of approaching the intellectual and social background of the work A phenomenal achievement Mair s comprehensive translation is an indispensable resource for today s students strategists and scholars p div by Sun Tzu, Victor H. Mair, Arthur Waldron

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Civilization might have been spared much of the damage suffered in the world wars this century if the influence of Clausewitz s i On War i had been blended with and balanced by a knowledge of Sun tzu s i The Art of Warfare i B H Liddel Hart br br For two thousand years Sun tzu s The Art of Warfare was the indispensable volume of warcraft Although his work is the first known analysis of war and warfare Sun tzu struck upon a thoroughly modern concept The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting Karl von Clausewitz the canny military theorist who famously declared that war is a continuation of politics by other means also claims paternity of the notion total war His is the magnum opus of the era of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic vars br br Now these two great military minds are made to share the same tent metaphorically speaking in b The Book of War b What a bivouac it is and what a conversation into the night br br Military writer Ralph Peters has written a new Introduction for this Modern Library edition, Conflict is an inevitable part of life according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely honorably victoriously is already present within us Compiled more than two thousand years ago by a mysterious warrior philosopher i The Art of War i is still perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world as eagerly studied in Asia by modern politicians and executives as it has been by military leaders since ancient times As a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict i The Art of War i applies to competition and conflict in general on every level from the interpersonal to the international Its aim is invincibility victory without battle and unassailable strength through understanding the physics politics and psychology of conflict br br Original publication date was circa BCE br br For an outstanding Kindle edition please refer to The Art of War by Sun Tzu Classic Collector s Edition Shawn Conners Barton Williams Lionel Giles Sian Kim, No description available, No description available