The Art of War

A Step-By-Step Translation
 
 
Imagin8 Press
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 10. Februar 2019
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  • 260 Seiten
 
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978-1-7320638-5-3 (ISBN)
 

The Art of War is the most disruptive and revolutionary book ever written about human conflict. Written in the fifth century BC during the Warring States period of ancient China and attributed to the legendary Master Sun (Sunzi), the book turned traditional thinking about warfare on its head. It advocates a radical new way of viewing warfare, replacing the traditional view of war as a form of ritualized sacrifice with a purely practical and modern view. According to Sunzi, the goals of war are achieved with hardheaded practicality, battle strategy is dictated by terrain, weather and spycraft rather than reading signs and omens, the objective of war is profit rather than glory, and the highest form of victory is winning without fighting at all.This book, by the experienced translation team of Pepper and Wang, expresses the Art of War in simple, contemporary language while remaining true to the rhythms and poetic structure of the original Chinese. A key feature of the book is its innovative step-by-step translation that lets the reader not only read the English version, but to gain deeper insights from the original text even if they don't speak or read Chinese.

1. Auflage
  • Englisch
Imagin8 LLC
  • Windows
  • 2,79 MB
978-1-7320638-5-3 (9781732063853)
Jeff Pepper (jeff@imagin8press.com) is a writer, publisher, computer scientist and CEO. He has started and led several successful companies, authored two software related books, and holds three U.S. software patents. In 2017 he started Imagin8 Press (www.imagin8press.com) to serve English-speaking students of Chinese. In collaboration with Xiao Hui Wang, he has written six books based on the Chinese classic novel Journey to the West, as well as a new translation of the Dao De Jing. He received a B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University, where he taught computer science.

Welcome ix The Art of War

Chapter 1 - Planning 2

Chapter 2 - Waging War 5

Chapter 3 - Plan of Attack 7

Chapter 4 - Tactics 10

Chapter 5 - Military Power 12

Chapter 6- Weakness and Strength 15

Chapter 7 - Battle 19

Chapter 8 - The Many Transformations 23

Chapter 9 - Deployment of Troops 24

Chapter 10 - Terrain 30

Chapter 11 - Types of Terrain 35

Chapter 12 - Attack by Fire 44

Chapter 13 - Use of Spies 47

Chinese Grammar Notes 51

Reading the Commentary 60

The Art of War with Step-by-Step Translation and Commentary

Chapter 1 - Planning 62

Chapter 2 - Waging War 74

Chapter 3 - Plan of Attack 83

Chapter 4 - Tactics 93

Chapter 5 - Military Power 102

Chapter 6- Weakness and Strength 113

Chapter 7 - Battle 128

Chapter 8 - The Many Transformations 140

Chapter 9 - Deployment of Troops 146

Chapter 10 - Terrain 164

Chapter 11 - Types of Terrain 182

Chapter 12 - Attack by Fire 217

Chapter 13 - Use of Spies 226

Online Resources 240

References 242

About the Authors 246  

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