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The Art Of War

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The Art Of War by Sun Tzu
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Compiled more than 2000 years ago by a warrior-philosopher, this text still aims to be relevant in modern times as a book of strategy. A study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict, it applies to competition and conflict in general, on every level from the interpersonal to the international. Its aim is invincibility, victory without battle and unassailable strength through understanding of the physics, politics and psychology of conflict. This translation presents the classic from the point of view of its background in the spiritual tradition of Taoism, the origin of psychology, science and technology in East Asia, and the source of the insights into human nature that underlie this handbook. Translated from a standard collection of commentaries on Sun Tzu's text by 11 interpreters, the work has been edited to bring out the meaning of the principles of strategy. In addition, the translator provides an introduction discussing the content and background of the book.

Author Biography

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.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 1989
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Translated by Thomas Cleary
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Shambhala Publications Inc
Pages
174
Dimensions
152x228x12
ISBN-13
9780877734529
Product ID
1653916

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