Sun-Tzu - The Art of Warfare

ISBN-10: 034536239X

ISBN-13: 9780345362391

Edition: 2011

Authors: Roger T. Ames
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Description: The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature, but to all readers interested in the art or the philosophy of war.

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/2/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The "New" Sun-tzu
Archaeology: A Revolution in the Study of Early China
The Excavation at Yin-chueh-shan
The "One or Two 'Master Suns'" Debate
Sun Wu as a Historical Person
The Reconstructed Sun-tzu: The Art of Warfare
Analysis of Sun-tzu: The Art of Warfare
Wisdom and Warfare
The Classical Chinese World View: The Uncommon Assumptions
Some Classical Western Assumptions: A "Two-World" Theory
Some Classical Chinese Assumptions: A "This-World" View
Centripetal Harmony and Authority
Warfare as the Art of Contextualizing
Strategic Advantage (shih)
Strategic Advantage (shih) and Strategic Positioning (hsing)
According with the Enemy (yin)
An Attitude Toward Warfare
The Exemplary Commander
Foreknowledge (chih)
Introduction to the Translations
Sun-tzu: The Art of Warfare: A Translation
Sun-tzu: Part I
The Thirteen-Chapter Text
On Assessments
On Waging Battle
Planning the Attack
Strategic Dispositions (hsing)
Strategic Advantage (shih)
Weak Points and Strong Points
Armed Contest
Adapting to the Nine Contingencies (pien)
Deploying the Army
The Terrain
The Nine Kinds of Terrain
The Incendiary Attack
Using Spies
Sun-tzu: Part II
Text Recovered from the Yin-chueh-shan Han Dynasty Strips
The Questions of Wu
[The Four Contingencies]
The Yellow Emperor Attacks the Red Emperor
The Disposition [of the Terrain] II
[An Interview with the King of Wu]
Sun-tzu: Part III
Text Recovered from Later Works
A Conversation between the King of Wu and Sun Wu
Sun Wu Discusses the Commander
Sun Wu Discusses Deploying the Army
The Prognostications of Sun-tzu
Sun Wu Discusses the "Eight-Division Formation"
The Classic of the Thirty-two Ramparts
Han Dynasty Bamboo Strips from Ta-tung Country
Miscellaneous
Appendix
Background to the Excavation at Yin-chueh-shan
Dating the Tombs and Identifying the Occupants
The First Published Reports
The Bamboo Strip Manuscripts and Their Dates
Notes
Bibliography of Works Cited
Index
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