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The Art of War: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition (Penguin Classics)

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For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics and management strategies. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships. Now, in this crisp, accessible new translation, eminent scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life for today's readers. Capturing the literary quality of the work, Minford presents the core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu; then, the same text with extensive running commentary from the canon of traditional Chinese commentators. A lively, learned introduction and other valuable apparatus round out this authoritative volume.

Synopsis:

Another influential Penguin Classic-now available in our signature black-spine dress

For more than two thousand years, Sun-Tzu's The Art of War has provided military leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics, managing troops and terrain, and employing cunning and deception. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships. With this volume's crisp, accessible translation and lively, learned introduction, even those readers familiar with The Art of War will experience it anew, finding it more fascinating-and more chilling-than ever.

Synopsis:

A new translation of the world's most famous military treatise with an elegant package. For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics and management strategies. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships.

About the Author

John Minford has translated many works from the Chinese, including two volumes of the Penguin Classics edition of Cao Xueqin's eighteenth-century novel The Story of the Stone. He is co-editor of the landmark anthology of translations Classical Chinese Literature.

Table of Contents

The Art of War Acknowledgments

Introduction

A Note on the Text

Suggestions for Further Reading

A List of Chinese Commentators

Cronologies

Dyanasties

Historical Events

The Art of War

Chapter 1: Making of Plans

Chapter 2: Waging of War

Chapter 3: Strategic Offensive

Chapter 4: Forms and Dispositions

Chapter 5: Potential Energy

Chapter 6: Empty and Full

Chapter 7: The Fray

Chapter 8: The Nine Changes

Chapter 9: On the March

Chapter 10: Forms of Terrain

Chapter 11: The Nine Kinds of Ground

Chapter 12: Attack by Fire

Chapter 13: Espionage

The Art of War with Commentary

Chapter 1: Making of Plans

Chapter 2: Waging of War

Chapter 3: Strategic Offensive

Chapter 4: Forms and Dispositions

Chapter 5: Potential Energy

Chapter 6: Empty and Full

Chapter 7: The Fray

Chapter 8: The Nine Changes

Chapter 9: On the March

Chapter 10: Forms of Terrain

Chapter 11: The Nine Kinds of Ground

Chapter 12: Attack by Fire

Chapter 13: Espionage

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140439199
Editor:
Minford, John
Introduction:
Minford, John
Introduction by:
Minford, John
Introduction:
Minford, John
Editor:
Minford, John
Author:
Minford, John
Author:
Sun-Tzu
Author:
Tzu, Sun
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Number:
Deluxe ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio
Series Volume:
NASA/CR-2002-211975
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.52x5.58x1.12 in. 1.03 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Another influential Penguin Classic-now available in our signature black-spine dress

For more than two thousand years, Sun-Tzu's The Art of War has provided military leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics, managing troops and terrain, and employing cunning and deception. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships. With this volume's crisp, accessible translation and lively, learned introduction, even those readers familiar with The Art of War will experience it anew, finding it more fascinating-and more chilling-than ever.

"Synopsis" by , A new translation of the world's most famous military treatise with an elegant package. For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics and management strategies. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships.

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