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    The Art of War (Shambhala Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Sun Zi, By (author) Tzu Sun, Translated by Denma Translation Group

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    DescriptionPrevious 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.

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    The Art of War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sun Zi, By (author) Tzu Sun, Translated by Denma Translation Group
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9781570629044
    ISBN 10: 1570629048

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    DC22: 355.02
    B&T General Subject: 610
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    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000, PHI003000, BUS107000
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    B&T Approval Code: A10254200
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    LC classification: U101 .S9513 2003
    Thema V1.0: QDHC
    New edition
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    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    01 April 2002
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    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.
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    "The commentary and essays included will help the reader appreciate that this work has endured, not simply as a manual for the conduct of warfare but because of the depth of the principles on which it is based and their applicability to everyday life."--"Library Journal" "An exhilarating experience. The principles of translation are among the best I have ever encountered. They have a collective genius. . . ."--Victor H. Mair, Professor, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Pennsylvania "The Denma Group show us how to apply Sun Tzu's wisdom in everyday situations."--James A. Autry, co-author of "Real Wisdom: Business Lessons from the "Tao Te Ching