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Military Methods of the Art of War

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Publisher Comments:

"Ralph Sawyer's translation of Sun Pin...adds in an important way to our knowledge of the place of warfare in classical Chinese civilization."--John Keegan

The enormous renewed popularity of Sun Tzu's The Art of War has heightened awareness of the great Chinese tradition of writing on the theory and practice of war. Among other significant work is this 4th century B.C. study by the purported great grandson of Sun Tzu. It both extends Sun Tzu's strategic philosophy and develops it into a new style. Divided into 33 sections, it covers such topics as unfavorable terrain, the origins of war, "guest" and "host" armies, the 10 strategic uses of cavalry, and more.

Synopsis:

Includes non-romanized bibliography of selected Chinese and Japanese works (p. 357-358), Western-language bibliographical sources (p. 245-356) and indexes.

Synopsis:

-- Long believed lost, the text of the Military Methods was recovered from a Han dynasty tomb in 1972. The salvaged original, fragmentary in nature, is divided into thirty-three sections covering such topics as unfavorable terrians, the origins of war, "guest" and "host" armies, "male" and "female" cities and the ten strategic uses of cavalry.
-- To bridge the gaps in the original text, translator Ralph Sawyer, the leading authority on Chinese military history and its major texts has provided extensive commentary and notes as well as a detailed historical introduction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586636081
Author:
Sun, Pin
Publisher:
Metro Books
Author:
Sun, Bin
Author:
Pin, Sun
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
War
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Strategy
Subject:
BG-HISTORY - BG-WAR/MILITARY TRANSPORT
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
107-117
Publication Date:
19971208
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » General History
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Product details 416 pages MetroBooks (NY) - English 9781586636081 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Includes non-romanized bibliography of selected Chinese and Japanese works (p. 357-358), Western-language bibliographical sources (p. 245-356) and indexes.
"Synopsis" by , -- Long believed lost, the text of the Military Methods was recovered from a Han dynasty tomb in 1972. The salvaged original, fragmentary in nature, is divided into thirty-three sections covering such topics as unfavorable terrians, the origins of war, "guest" and "host" armies, "male" and "female" cities and the ten strategic uses of cavalry.
-- To bridge the gaps in the original text, translator Ralph Sawyer, the leading authority on Chinese military history and its major texts has provided extensive commentary and notes as well as a detailed historical introduction.
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