The Art of War

The Art of War

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Written in China over two thousand years ago, Sun Tzu's The Art of War provides the first known attempt to formulate a rational basis for the planning and conduct of military operations. These wise, aphoristic essays contain principles acted upon by such twentieth-century Chinese generals as Mao Tse Tung. Samuel Griffith offers a much-needed translation of this classic which makes it even more relevant to the modern world. Including an explanatory introduction and selected commentaries on the work, this edition makes Sun Tzu's timeless classic extremely accessible to students of Chinese history and culture, as well as to anyone interested in the highly volatile military and political issues in present-day China.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 142.24 x 218.44 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • Chinese
  • Reissue
  • 0195015401
  • 9780195015409
  • 1,642,620

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The late Samuel B. Griffith is the author of The Battle for Guadalcanal and the editor and translator of Mao Tse-tung: "On Guerilla War."show more

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