Mastering the Art of War

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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 ...

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Overview

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).

This book develops the strategies of "The Art of War" into a handbook of organization and leadership.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877735137
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1989
  • Series: Shambhala Dragon Editions Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 134
  • Sales rank: 498,020
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2004

    A mind above all.

    this is a must read i'm 14 and i love the dynasty warriors games and i love history.The greatest stratigest of all was zhang liang.above sima yi and zhou yu.so don't you think this would be the best book to read about stratigy?any way this is a must read book!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2003

    Too Great for Words

    Zhuge Liang (styled Kongming) was truly the greatest strategist of the kingdom of Shu. He helped Liu Bei (styled Xuande) to defeat his enemy Cao Cao, who had a million troops, with his few thousand troops. He won a debate with about 8 advisors of Sun Quan, ruler of Wu, and did so much for Shu. This book is indeed wonderful. I recommend it for everyone who enjoys to read about Han China.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2003

    The Greatest Mind on the Face of the Earth

    Zhuge Liang was the head strategist of the Shu Kingdom. A military genius, he lead Liu Pei to his end at Wu Zhang plains. Outwitted by the Wei strategist Sima Yi. He died of fatigue later that day. Though enemys Sima Yi declared him the greatest mind ever. If your interested in ancient China, fighting, and strategy, this is a must read!

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