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The art of war : a new translation

Author: Sunzi; Denma Translation Group.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the core of the ancient strategy manual known as The Art of War is the understanding that conflict is an inescapable part of human life. Since, as Sun Tzu teaches, aggression and response in kind can lead only to destruction, we must learn to work with conflict in a more profound and effective way. Crucial to this strategic vision is knowledge - especially self-knowledge - and a view of the whole that seeks to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Sunzi; Sunzi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sunzi; Denma Translation Group.
ISBN: 1570625522 9781570625527 1570629048 9781570629044
OCLC Number: 44579045
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Applying The Art of War --
Sun Tzu's The Art of War --
Three Essays --
Taking Whole --
The Sage Commander --
Joining the Tradition --
About the Translation --
www.victoryoverwar.com --
About the Denma Translation Group.
Other Titles: Sunzi bing fa.
Responsibility: translation, essays and commentary by the Denma Translation Group.

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"At the core of the ancient strategy manual known as The Art of War is the understanding that conflict is an inescapable part of human life. Since, as Sun Tzu teaches, aggression and response in kind can lead only to destruction, we must learn to work with conflict in a more profound and effective way. Crucial to this strategic vision is knowledge - especially self-knowledge - and a view of the whole that seeks to bring the conflicting views around to a larger perspective." "This new translation carefully preserves the enigmatic quality of the original - allowing us to discover innumerable insights in its lines millennia after this oral tradition was first set down. Line-by-line commentary and three extensive essays reveal the broader implications of Sun Tzu's teachings and how they can be applied to everyday circumstances. As a result, the classic's basic vocabulary takes on new meaning. War is any situation that demands hard choices about creation and destruction, life or death. The state is the system in which we live - our household, our culture or society, or our own mind. Defense ensures the integrity of our boundaries and allows life to flourish within them. And victory lies in bringing others around to embracing a larger view - one that includes their own - without ever going to battle."--Jacket.
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