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The Art of War

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Publisher Comments:

Previous translations of The Art of War have presented Sun Tzu's classic from the point of view of military strategy, Chinese history, or Taoist philosophy. This translation—accompanied by the translators' in-depth essays and illuminating line-by-line commentary—offers a fresh perspective on this ancient Chinese text. Here, Sun Tzu's strategic principles of warfare (based as they were on the fundamental insights of the Chinese spiritual and philosophical tradition) are seen as universally relevant—the foundation for personal transformation and the creation of an enlightened society.

In this translation of The Art of War , Sun Tzu's teachings are revealed in an entirely new light.

   •  War is any situation that demands hard choices about creation and destruction, life or death.

   •  The state is the system in which we live—our household, our culture or society, or our own mind.

   •  Defense ensures the integrity of our boundaries and allows life to flourish within them.

   •  Force is the energy of concentrated action.

   •  Victory lies in bringing others around to embracing a larger view—one that includes their own—without ever going to battle.

Review:

"This luminous translation gave me a much clearer understanding of Sun Tzu's deeper purpose — to make war unneccesary." James A. Autry, co-author of Real Power: Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching

Review:

"The most sophisticated and accessible version I've seen." Andrew R. Wilson, United States Navel War College

Synopsis:

This translation--accompanied by the translators' in-depth essays and illuminating line-by-line commentary--offers a fresh perspective on this ancient Chinese text. Here, Sun Tzu's strategic principles of warfare are seen as universally relevant.

About the Author

The warrior-philosopher and master strategist Sun Tzu, about whom little is known, compiled The Art of War more than two thousand years ago. Legend has it that he was known for the brilliant campaigns he led around the time of Confucius. His work was memorized and passed down orally, before eventually being copied onto bamboo strips and passed around.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570629044
Author:
Tzu, Sun
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Author:
Sunzi
Author:
Sun-Tzu
Author:
Tzu, Sun
Author:
Sun Tzu, Tzu
Location:
Boston, Mass.
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
War
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Military art and science
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Sunzi
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
1495548
Series:
Shambhala classics
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
March 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.98x6.04x.70 in. .86 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Shambhala Publications - English 9781570629044 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This luminous translation gave me a much clearer understanding of Sun Tzu's deeper purpose — to make war unneccesary." James A. Autry, co-author of Real Power: Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching
"Review" by , "The most sophisticated and accessible version I've seen."
"Synopsis" by , This translation--accompanied by the translators' in-depth essays and illuminating line-by-line commentary--offers a fresh perspective on this ancient Chinese text. Here, Sun Tzu's strategic principles of warfare are seen as universally relevant.
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