The Art of War Collection: The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China

The Art of War Collection: The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China


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This luxurious 7-volume boxset contains the most famous military texts of Ancient China, bound in high-quality cloth and presented in a decorative slipcase.

Written between 500 BCE and 700 CE, these texts have inspired generals for millennia, both in China and the wider world. Their understanding of warfare also has also shaped tactics beyond the military, shedding light on modern subjects such as leadership and corporate strategy.

These clothbound volumes are beautifully presented, with elegant cover designs and gold-foil embossing. Brand-new translations are featured by Stefan Harvey and Rory Weaver among others, and each book is introduced by Dr Justin Winslett, an expert in classical Chinese history.

Whether you wish to learn about Eastern philosophy, Chinese history or military strategy, this deluxe slipcased collection is essential reading and a wonderful edition to any bookshelf.

Includes: The Art of War, Wuzi, Wei Liaozi, Taigong's Six Secret Teachings, The Methods of the Sima, Three Strategies of Huang Shigong, and Questions and Replies Between Emperor Taizong of Tang and General Li Jing.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Arcturus Collector's Classics series are high-quality, clothbound box-sets of classic works of literature. With elegant embossed cover-designs and colored endpapers, these editions make wonderful gifts or collectibles to treasure forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781838576820
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
Publication date: 09/15/2020
Series: Arcturus Collector's Classics Series , #10
Sales rank: 397,300
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 5.00(d)

About the Author

Sun Tzu (544-496 BCE) was a Chinese general and political adviser who lived during the Spring and Autumn period of ancient China. Wu Qi (440-381 BCE) was a military leader and politician who lived during the Warring States period. The most ancient writer of this collection, Jiang Ziya (also known as Taigong), was a noble who helped to overthrow the Shang dynasty in China in the 11th century BCE. Li Jing (571-649 CE) was a leading general during the Tang Dynasty who helped China expand its territory into Central Asia. Wei Liao (fl. late 2nd century BCE) was a minister during the Qin dynasty. Sima Rangju was a fourth century BCE general who collected the military writings that existed in the state of Qi during his lifetime in a book called The Methods of the Sima.

Table of Contents

The Art of War - Sun Tzu
Wuzi - Wu Qi
Wei Liaozi
Zaigong's Six Secret Teachings - Lü Shang (aka Jiang Ziya)
The Methods of the Sima
The Strategies of Huang Shigong - Zhang Liang
Questions and Replies between Emperor Taizong of Tang and General Li Jing

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