Sun Tzu On The Art Of War

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This book contains the complete text of Art of War by Sun Tzu in English and Chinese--Translated from the Chinese by LIONEL GILES, M.A. (1910)--The Art of War (Sun Zi Bing Fa) is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and still one of the basic texts.
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This book contains the complete text of Art of War by Sun Tzu in English and Chinese--Translated from the Chinese by LIONEL GILES, M.A. (1910)--The Art of War (Sun Zi Bing Fa) is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it is said to be the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time, and still one of the basic texts.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781450592741
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/17/2010
  • Pages: 50
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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Lionel Giles used the Wade-Giles Romanization method of translation, pioneered by his father, Herbert Giles. Like many Victorian-era sinologists, he was primarily interested in Chinese literature, which Victorians approached as a branch of classics. Victorian sinologists contributed greatly to problems of textual transmission of the classics. The following quote shows Giles' attitude to the problem identifying the authors of ancient works like the Lieh Tzu, the Chuang Tzu and the Tao Te Ching:

The extent of the actual mischief done by this "Burning of the Books " has been greatly exaggerated. Still, the mere attempt at such a holocaust gave a fine chance to the scholars of the later Han dynasty (A.D. 25-221), who seem to have enjoyed nothing so much as forging, if not the whole, at any rate portions, of the works of ancient authors. Some one even produced a treatise under the name of Lieh Tzu, a philosopher mentioned by Chuang Tzu, not seeing that the individual in question was a creation of Chuang Tzu's brain!

Continuing to produce translations of Chinese classics well into the later part of his life, he confessed to a friend that he was a "Taoist at heart, and I can well believe it, since he was fond of a quiet life, and was free of that extreme form of combative scholarship which seems to be the hall mark of most Sinologists."

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    Masterpiece for scholars from Sun Tzu on the Art of War translated by Lionel Giles with original Chinese.

    Masterpiece! An excellent book that has the translation by Lionel Giles with Chinese language.

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