Sun Pinby Ralph D. Sawyer, Mei-Chun L. Sawyer (Translator)
"They eat people and cook the bones, the officers have no thought to turn outside-- these are the troops of Sun Pin." This graphic description from the Shih Chin depicts the awesome army commanded by Sun Pin, a direct descendent-- probably the great-grandson-- of the legendary Sun Tzu. Sun Pin studied and adopted many of the ideas found in his predecessor's masterpiece, "The Art of War", but he also developed his own distinct strategic style suited to the changing conditions of his time, the fourth century B.C.
In addition to translating this "eight military classic", Ralph Sawyer has prepared insightful chapter-by-chapter commentaries and a vivid general introduction that describes Sun Pin's life and times, analyzes in detail Sun Pin's tactics in important battles, and compares Sun Tzu's strategic thinking with Sun Pin's.
Meet the Author
Ralph D. Sawyer, one of America’s leading scholars in Chinese warfare, has worked extensively with major intelligence and defense agencies. After studying at MIT and Harvard and a brief stint of university teaching, Sawyer has spent the past thirty years lecturing and doing international consulting work focused on China.
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Sun Pin is the direct descendant to Sun Wu, or Sun-tzu as most people like to refer to him as. Thoguh he is not a general, like his anscestor, Sun-tzu, Sun Pin was a military advisor who helped win great battles, never losing any. He studied the Art of War and made his own book, to be passed down by generations. If you are looking for a book to get strategy and Ancient Chinese Culture, get this book.