SUN TZU ON THE ART OF WAR

SUN TZU ON THE ART OF WAR

by Thomas Davis

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BN ID: 2940150703995
Publisher: Old Mountain Press
Publication date: 08/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 193 KB

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Sun Tzu (also rendered as Sun Zi) was a Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher who lived in the Spring and Autumn Period of ancient China. The name he is best known by is actually an honorific which means "Master Sun": His birth name was Sun Wu and he was known outside of his family by his courtesy name Changqing. He is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, an extremely influential ancient Chinese book on military strategy. Sun Tzu has had a significant impact on Chinese and Asian history and culture, both as the author of The Art of War and as a legendary historical figure.

Sun Tzu's historicity is uncertain. Sima Qian and other traditional historians placed him as a minister to King Hel� of Wu and dated his lifetime to 544�496 BC. Modern scholars accepting his historicity nonetheless place the existing text of The Art of War in the later Warring States period based upon its style of composition and its descriptions of warfare.[2] Traditional accounts state that the general's descendant Sun Bin also wrote a treatise on military tactics, also titled The Art of War. Since both Sun Wu and Sun Bin were referred to as Sun Tzu in classical Chinese texts, some historians believed them identical prior to the rediscovery of Sun Bin's treatise in 1972.

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