The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts: The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life

The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts: The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life

by William Scott Wilson, Hiroshi Moriya
     
 

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The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts is a classical collection of Chinese maxims on understanding, engaging, and defeating your enemy. The origin of the collection is unknown; however, the text is a synthesis of various military maxims, political expressions, and even folk sayings, some of which are from sources that date back 1,500 years. Professor Hiroshi

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The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts is a classical collection of Chinese maxims on understanding, engaging, and defeating your enemy. The origin of the collection is unknown; however, the text is a synthesis of various military maxims, political expressions, and even folk sayings, some of which are from sources that date back 1,500 years. Professor Hiroshi Moriya, a Tokyo-based authority on Chinese culture and philosophy, supplies clear and succinct explanations of each maxim and illustrates them with examples not only from Chinese literature and history but also from events in Europe and modern business affairs. This book will resonate with anyone interested in a classic approach to psyching out an opponent and emerging victorious—in martial arts, business, sports, or politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780834828896
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

William Scott Wilson is the foremost translator into English of traditional Japanese texts on samurai culture. He received BA degrees from Dartmouth College and the Monterey Institute of Foreign Studies, and an MA in Japanese literary studies from the University of Washington. His best-selling books include The Book of Five Rings, The Unfettered Mind, and The Lone Samurai, a biography of Miyamoto Musashi.

Hiroshi Moriya is an authority on Chinese culture and philosophy who has devoted himself to interpreting Chinese philosophy for popular and academic audiences for fifty years. He lives in Tokyo.

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