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  • Essence of War: Leadership and Strategy from the Chinese Military Classics

    By Ralph D. Sawyer

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813390499
    • Publisher: Westview Press
    • Published: May 2004
    Eight classic writings (written from 500 BC-700 AD), including Sun-Tzu's 'Art of War' and Sun Pin's 'Military Methods.' The book introduces the core principles of Chinesemilitary science, grouping selected passages forty-one topical chapters: Fundamentals, The Tao of Warfare, The Tao of Command, Tactical Essentials, and Tactical Specifics. Index, Suggested Further Reading. 312p.
  • One Hundred Unorthodox Strategies: Battle And Tactics Of Chinese Warfare

    By Ralph D. Sawyer

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813328614
    • Publisher: Westview Press
    • Published: May 1998
    "One Hundred Unorthodox Strategies was compiled in the fifteenth century, during the Ming Dynasty, as a handbook of tactics based on Chinese military classics. Translated into English for the first ti"
  • Strategies for the Human Realm

    By Ralph D. Sawyer

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781479132386
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: October 2012
    Composed by Li Ch’üan (Li Quan), a provincial military official who served in the middle T’ang dynasty, the T’ai-pai Yin-ching revitalized the theoretical study of warfare in China. Remarkably comprehensive, it first focuses upon the human realm, devoting a quarter of its hundred chapters to the grand issues of government, warfare, human society, ethical values, and man’s orientation within the universe while pondering the more concrete problems of the nature of command, methods for evaluating men, the role of rewards and punishments, and the implementation of subversive measures. Instead of conquering through combat or achieving the fabled hundred victories in a hundred clashes, Li’s aim was victory without combat so as to preserve the state rather than debilitate it in warfare. The remaining seventy-five chapters, not translated here, briefly discuss important battle equipment and techniques before unfolding extensive material on sacrifices and arcane prognosticatory methods. Highly regarded thereafter, the T’ai-pai Yin-ching stands at the beginning of the later military tradition in China and numerous chapters appear in the military compendia produced over the next thousand years. It also continues to be the subject of conscious study as the PRC strives to develop “military science with unique Chinese characteristics.”
  • Sun Pin: Military Methods (History & Warfare (Paperback))

    By Sun Pin

    Our Price: $53.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813388885
    • Publisher: Westview Press
    • Published: April 1995
  • Tao of Deception: Unorthodox Warfare In Historic and Modern China

    By Ralph D. Sawyer

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780465072057
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: January 2007
    China has been plagued by war and rebellion since it came into existence; however, Chinese warfare has been guided by very different principles than those that governed European military tactics, most notably, the concept of ch'i, or the 'unorthodox.' Now, in 'The Tao of Deception,' Ralph Sawyer, one of America's leading scholars in Chinese warfare, provides a comprehensive examination of the unorthodox in China's military writings, paradigmatic historical battles, and contemporary marital culture. In addition, he also outlines the implications for possible future conflict. In this time of global terror and war, it is more important than ever to know the origins of war.
  • The Art of War

    By Sun-Tzu

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813319513
    • Publisher: Westview Press
    • Published: January 1994
    With a copy of Sun Tzu and a little imagination, the reader becomes a corporate warrior in pinstripe armor! cellular phone as sword! This is the definitive edition of this most famous, and accessible, workof strategy ever written. Roll over Machiavelli! 375p. Pap.
  • The Art of War

    By Ralph D. Sawyer

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780762415984
    • Publisher: Perseus Books Group
    • Published: July 2003
    Presents a miniature edition of the ancient Chinese treatise on war that stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence.
  • The Art of War

    By Sun-Tzu

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781566192972
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
    • Published: 1994
    An illuminating new look at the classic primer on warfare. Distinguishing itself from many previous versions, this contemporary translation of Sun-Tzu's landmark text acknowledges the work first and foremost as a masterpiece of military strategy. Translator Ralph Sawyer provides the most detailed introduction and commentary yet offered on the text, its author, and his age. Get inside the head of Sun-Tzu, and find out which significant historical battles influenced his thinking. Sawyer's exhaustive biographical research helps you separate the myth from the elusive man himself. Immerse yourself in the mindset of the Chinese military organization through an extensive overview of its history as well as its tactical use of chariots, horse and cavalry, armor and shields, and swords. Several supplementary sections illuminate relevant portions of the recently discovered tomb texts and "lost writings," reputed to be earlier variants of the standard version. A glossary identifies figures and terms for the convenience of readers unfamiliar with Chinese history and writings.
  • The Tao of Spycraft: Intelligence Theory and Practice in Traditional China

    By Ralph D. Sawyer

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813342405
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: February 2004
    "In The Tao of Spycraft, for the first time anywhere Ralph Sawyer unfolds the long and venerable tradition of spycraft and intelligence work in traditional China, revealing a vast array of theoretical"

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