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When Lionel Giles began his translation of Sun Tzu's ART OF
WAR, the work was virtually unknown in Europe. Its introduction
to Europe began in 1782 when a French Jesuit Father living in
China, Joseph ...
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THE ART OF WAR (NOOK EDITION) by SUN TZU SUNZI SUN WU (excellent navigation)THE ART OF WAR nookbook Sun Tzu's ART OF WAR

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Overview

When Lionel Giles began his translation of Sun Tzu's ART OF
WAR, the work was virtually unknown in Europe. Its introduction
to Europe began in 1782 when a French Jesuit Father living in
China, Joseph Amiot, acquired a copy of it, and translated it
into French. It was not a good translation because, according to
Dr. Giles, "[I]t contains a great deal that Sun Tzu did not
write, and very little indeed of what he did."
The first translation into English was published in 1905 in
Tokyo by Capt. E. F. Calthrop, R.F.A. However, this translation
is, in the words of Dr. Giles, "excessively bad." He goes
further in this criticism: "It is not merely a question of
downright blunders, from which none can hope to be wholly exempt.
Omissions were frequent; hard passages were willfully distorted
or slurred over. Such offenses are less pardonable.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015740134
  • Publisher: Unforgotten Classics
  • Publication date: 11/18/2012
  • Series: Unforgotten Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 292 KB

Meet the Author

Sun Wu - better known as Sun Tzu or Sunzi was an ancient Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher who is traditionally believed to be the author of The Art of War, an influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy. Sun Tzu has had a significant impact on Chinese and Asian history and culture.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Nope

    Does not read like a conventional book, rather is written as if from the perspective of the translator giving commentary on the text. Very annoying and difficult to really read as I am accustomed to.
    In contrast, my hard copy of this book is written in a flowing, organized line-of-thought format that shames the boringly pragmatic and academic translation found in this copy.
    Waste of my money.

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    Posted February 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2011

    Very enlightening read.

    I found it to be a timeless writing. The perspectives shared in the pages open the mind in many ways.

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