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Dao of the Military Liu An's Art of War

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ISBN-10: 0231153333

ISBN-13: 9780231153331

Edition: 2012

Authors: Andrew Seth Meyer

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Master Sun's The Art of War, the best-known ancient text on adversarial strategy, is by no means China's only treatise on military affairs. A single chapter in the Huainanzi, an important compendium of philosophy and political theory written in the second century B.C.E., synthesizes the entire corpus of military literature inherited from the Chinese classical era. Drawing on all major, existing military writings, as well as other lost sources, it assesses tactics and strategy, logistics, organization, and political economy, as well as cosmology and the fundamental morality of warfare.This powerful work set out to become the last word on military matters, subsuming and therefore replacing…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 7/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Foreword
A Note on the Translation
Introduction
The Terrain of Life and Death: "Bing l�e" in the Discourse of "Military Methods" from the Warring States to the Han
Root and Branches: "Bing l�e" in the Huainanzi
Sustain the Perishing, Revive the Extinct: "Bing l�e" and the Court of Huainan
Spiritlike and Enlightened: "Bing l�e" and Daoism
"Bing l�e" Past and Present
An Overview of the Military
Bibliography
Index