The Art of War


Author: Sun Tzu,General Press
Publisher: GENERAL PRESS
ISBN: 938091489X
Category: Fiction
Page: 128
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The Art of War is a translation of Sun Tzu’s originally written book on battle strategies by author James Clavell. Sun Tzu believed war to be an essential wrongdoing that must be got rid of whenever it can be. The war should be fought fleetingly to reduce economic decline. Sun Tzu harped on the significance of placement in military tactics. The planning to position an army must be dependent on the stipulations in the physical surroundings and the subjective thoughts of various militants in those conditions. He believed that strategy cannot be considered as planning with respect to glancing through a previously decided list. It is better represented by the fact that it needs speedy and suitable reactions to altering situations. Planning gives results in restrained surroundings. But in case of an altering environment, similar plans come in each other’s ways and give rise to undesired outcomes. The book has been a profound factor in the workings of Eastern and Western military strategies, business planning, legal thought processes, and more. (The Art of War by Sun Tzu, 9789380914893)

The Art of War


Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 0785829229
Category: History
Page: 96
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An ancient Chinese treatise on the strategies of war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence.

The Art of War

Bilingual Chinese and English Text (The Complete Edition)
Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804848206
Category: Philosophy
Page: 256
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Sun Tzu's The Art of War is still one of the world's most influential treatises on strategic thought. Applicable everywhere from the boardroom to the bedroom, from the playing field to the battlefield, its wisdom has never been more highly regarded. Now available in its complete form, including the Chinese characters and English text, this essential examination of the art of decisive military strategy features extensive commentary and an insightful historical introduction written by Lionel Giles, its original translator. This new edition includes an all-new introduction by the scholar of ancient Chinese literature, John Minford.

Military Strategy Classics of Ancient China - English & Chinese


Author: Shawn Conners,Sun-Tzu,Wu Qi
Publisher: Special Edition Books
ISBN: 9781937021030
Category: Martial arts
Page: 438
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Military Strategy Classics of Ancient China presents modern translations of eight of the most important and relevant military texts from antiquity, which have gained new prominence among Western students of Eastern military strategy and philosophy. These texts provide background for a wide range of disciplines, including: history, linguistics, wuxia, martial arts, business and trial strategy. Contents include: The Six Secret Teachings – Jiang Ziya The Art of War – Sun Tzu Methods of War – Sima Rangju The Book of Wuzi – Wu Qi The Book of Wei Liaozi – Wei Liao The Three Strategies of Huang Shigong The Thirty Six Stratagems Questions and Replies: Tang Taizong and Li Jing

The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy


Author: Sun Tzu,Lao-Tzu,Confucius,Mencius
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626868204
Category: History
Page: 592
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The words of the ancient Chinese sages are as timeless as they are wise. The words of ancient Chinese philosophers have influenced other thinkers across the world for more than 2,000 years, and continue to shape our ideas today. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy includes translations of Sun Tzu's Art of War, Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching, the teachings of the master sage Confucius, and the writings of Mencius. From insights on warfare and diplomacy to advice on how to deal with one's neighbors and colleagues, this collection of classical Eastern philosophy will provide readers with countless nuggets of wisdom. IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner 2017!

Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China
Author: Jung Chang
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106495
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 544
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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

Cinderella's Sisters

A Revisionist History of Footbinding
Author: Dorothy Ko
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520253906
Category: History
Page: 332
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Footbinding is widely condemned as perverse & as symbolic of male domination over women. This study offers a more complex explanation of a thousand year practice, contending that the binding of women's feet in China was sustained by the interests of both women and men.

Chess and the Art of War

Ancient Wisdom to Make You a Better Player
Author: Al Lawrence,Elshan Moradiabadi
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785832812
Category: Games
Page: 160
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Snow Flower and the Secret Fan


Author: Lisa See
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408821621
Category: Fiction
Page: 340
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In the vein of Memoirs of a Geisha and Empress Orchid, this mesmerizing novel about two young girls growing up in feudal China is now a major motion picture.

Sun Tzu's Art of War

The Modern Chinese Interpretation
Author: Tao Hanzhang,Yuan Shibing
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781402745522
Category: History
Page: 223
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Find inspiration in over 2,400 years of history's great military victories. Sun Tzu was the most famous military scientist and one of the most able commanders in ancient China. Asian warlords and modern leaders as dissimilar as Mao Tse-Tung and General Eisenhower, have used his principles to change the shape of the world. Interpreted here by General Tao Hanzhang, one of the architects of the Communist Revolution, Tzu's advice on timing, maneouvering, flexibility and knowledge of the enemy's strengths and weaknesses is as powerful today as when it was first issued. "A considerable contribution to the understanding of the philosophy of Sun Tzu. Clearly written and presented...colourful and analytical, with valuable comments."--Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy

The Art of War

2017 Edition
Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548157821
Category:
Page: 62
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The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest books on military strategy in the world. It is the first and one of the most successful works on strategy and has had a huge influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, and beyond. Sun Tzu was the first to recognize the importance of positioning in strategy and that position is affected both by objective conditions in the physical environment and the subjective opinions of competitive actors in that environment. He taught that strategy was not planning in the sense of working through a to-do list, but rather that it requires quick and appropriate responses to changing conditions. Planning works in a controlled environment, but in a competitive environment,

The Binding Chair

or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society
Author: Kathryn Harrison
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060934425
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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In poised and elegant prose, Kathryn Harrison weaves a stunning story of women, travel, and flight; of love, revenge, and fear; of the search for home and the need to escape it. Set in alluring Shanghai at the turn of the century, The Binding Chair intertwines the destinies of a Chinese woman determined to forget her past and a Western girl focused on the promises of the future.

Aching for Beauty

Footbinding in China
Author: Ping Wang
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385721366
Category: History
Page: 265
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An award-winning exploration of the history and cultural practice of footbinding in China reveals the traditions that contributed to and surrounded its thousand-year enforcement, as well as its related literature, music, contests, and rewards. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

China

A New History, Second Enlarged Edition
Author: John King Fairbank,Merle Goldman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674036654
Category: Reference
Page: 560
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John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

Mastering the Art of War


Author: Liang Zhuge,Liu Ji
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834824817
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
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Composed by two prominent statesmen-generals of classical China, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic, The Art of War , into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. The great leaders of ancient China who were trained in Sun Tzu's principles understood how war is waged successfully, both materially and mentally, and how victory and defeat follow clear social, psychological, and environmental laws. Drawing on episodes from the panorama of Chinese history, Mastering the Art of War presents practical summaries of these essential laws along with tales of conflict and strategy that show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The book also examines the social and psychological aspects of organization and crisis management. The translator's introduction surveys the Chinese philosophies of war and conflict and explores in depth the parallels between The Art of War and the oldest handbook of strategic living, the I Ching (Book of Changes).

The Art of Neighbouring

Making Relations Across China's Borders
Author: Martin Saxer,Juan Zhang
Publisher: Asian Borderlands
ISBN: 9789462982581
Category: Borderlands
Page: 268
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'Rising China' - the nation, the notion, and the buzzword - sparks dreams and triggers fears. Borders that were closed during the Cold War era have again become zones of contact and exchange. At the same time, security concerns remain high, territorial disputes still loom large. In this context, engaging in everyday neighbouring relations has become a necessity for those living in these zones of contact and exchange. The experiences and realities of relation-making across China's borders shape life in profound and lasting ways.

The Ancient Classics Collection : The Art of War and Tao Te Ching


Author: Lao Tzu,Sun Tzu,Tom Butler-Bowdon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780857086273
Category:
Page: 200
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Find out how to lead without conflict with these ancient bestselling personal development guides. Sun Tzu s message of winning without conflict still resonates now 2,500 years later. The Art of War brings a different way of seeing conflict, teaching us that with enough intelligence, it is possible to conquer with a minimum of force and little destruction to gain a win–win outcome, not just defeating a person in an argument but bringing them over to our way of thinking. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu focuses on attunement, rather than mindless striving, offering an alternative to command–and–control leadership and a different way of seeing personal success a position that has led to this ancient Chinese text becoming an internationally bestselling leadership guide. Sun Tzu and Lao Tzu: The Ancient Classics Collection: The Art of War and Tao Te Ching offer: lessons for managers and business leaders Strategies for survival and success in difficult times Advice on how to conquer with minimal destruction and conflict An introduction from Tom Butler Brown, the personal development literature expert These luxury hardback editions are perfect as a keepsake for yourself or as a present for your friends and family.

Sun Zi: The Art of War. An Ancient Chinese Military Classic With the Chinese Original Text, Text-Analytical Data, an English Translation by Lionel Giles (1910), Latin Hanyu Pinyin Transcription and Chinese-English Meaning Definitions


Author: Muhammad Wolfgang G. A. Schmidt
Publisher: disserta Verlag
ISBN: 3959354428
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 288
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This ancient Chinese work on military strategy by Master Sun is dating back a period in Chinese history where the central feudal state governed by the Zhou rulers was in decline with the result that regional rulers waged war among themselves to gain supremacy over each other. Sun, living at some time during the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.) was a military leader who wrote a remarkable piece of work dealing with the thirteen strategical principles (strategems) to be applied in warfare. His text is considered the oldest book on military strategy, and what he wrote was studied and considered useful and applied many centuries later inside and outside military. This book is in its essence a “psychology” and “philosophy” of war dealing with opponents in military struggle and civil life alike. The principles elaborated on are appreciated by leaders of military, business corporations and in sports today.

The Prince (Chump Change Edition)


Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Publisher: Chump Change
ISBN: 9781640320208
Category:
Page: 42
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Unabridged version of THE PRINCE, by Niccolo Machiavelli and translated by N. H. Thomson, offered here for chump change. From 1513, THE PRINCE is divided into chapters covering ruling power, be it in the office or across continents. Topics include power forms (mixed, heredity), power acquisition (with help, through criminal acts), and power aspects (bearing, flatters, secretaries). Read it. Learn from it. Use it. Contents DEDICATION 3 CHAPTER I: OF THE VARIOUS KINDS OF PRINCEDOM, AND OF THE WAYS IN WHICH THEY ARE ACQUIRED 3 CHAPTER II: OF HEREDITARY PRINCEDOMS 3 CHAPTER III: OF MIXED PRINCEDOMS 4 CHAPTER IV: WHY THE KINGDOM OF DARIUS, CONQUERED BY ALEXANDER, DID NOT, ON ALEXANDER'S DEATH, REBEL AGAINST HIS SUCCESSORS 7 CHAPTER V: HOW CITIES OR PROVINCES WHICH BEFORE THEIR ACQUISITION HAVE LIVED UNDER THEIR OWN LAWS ARE TO BE GOVERNED 8 CHAPTER VI: OF NEW PRINCEDOMS WHICH A PRINCE ACQUIRES WITH HIS OWN ARMS AND BY MERIT 9 CHAPTER VII: OF NEW PRINCEDOMS ACQUIRED BY THE AID OF OTHERS AND BY GOOD FORTUNE 11 CHAPTER VIII: OF THOSE WHO BY THEIR CRIMES COME TO BE PRINCES 14 CHAPTER IX: OF THE CIVIL PRINCEDOM 16 CHAPTER X: HOW THE STRENGTH OF ALL PRINCEDOMS SHOULD BE MEASURED 17 CHAPTER XI: OF ECCLESIASTICAL PRINCEDOMS 18 CHAPTER XII: HOW MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF SOLDIERS THERE ARE, AND OF MERCENARIES 19 CHAPTER XIII: OF AUXILIARY, MIXED, AND NATIONAL ARMS 21 CHAPTER XIV: OF THE DUTY OF A PRINCE IN RESPECT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS 23 CHAPTER XV: OF THE QUALITIES IN RESPECT OF WHICH MEN, AND MOST OF ALL PRINCES, ARE PRAISED OR BLAMED 24 CHAPTER XVI: OF LIBERALITY AND MISERLINESS 25 CHAPTER XVII: OF CRUELTY AND CLEMENCY, AND WHETHER IT IS BETTER TO BE LOVED OR FEARED 26 CHAPTER XVIII: HOW PRINCES SHOULD KEEP FAITH 27 CHAPTER XIX: THAT A PRINCE SHOULD SEEK TO ESCAPE CONTEMPT AND HATRED 28 CHAPTER XX: WHETHER FORTRESSES, AND CERTAIN OTHER EXPEDIENTS TO WHICH PRINCES OFTEN HAVE RECOURSE, ARE PROFITABLE OR HURTFUL 33 CHAPTER XXI: HOW A PRINCE SHOULD BEAR HIMSELF SO AS TO ACQUIRE REPUTATION 35 CHAPTER XXII: OF THE SECRETARIES OF PRINCES 36 CHAPTER XXIII: THAT FLATTERERS SHOULD BE SHUNNED 37 CHAPTER XXIV: WHY THE PRINCES OF ITALY HAVE LOST THEIR STATES 38 CHAPTER XXV: WHAT FORTUNE CAN EFFECT IN HUMAN AFFAIRS, AND HOW SHE MAY BE WITHSTOOD 38 CHAPTER XXVI: AN EXHORTATION TO LIBERATE ITALY FROM THE BARBARIANS 40