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The Art of War (Vintage Classics) (Paperback)

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By Sun Tzu, Peter Harris (Translated by)
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A new translation of the ancient Chinese military classic that is widely admired by military and business strategists—with an introduction that provides sweeping historical context, and notes featuring contemporary commentary on Sun Tzu's wisdom over the centuries.

For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has provided leaders with essential tactical and management advice. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone in the West for achieving success, whether on the battlefield or in business.
This Vintage Classics edition features a brilliant translation by Peter Harris, first published by Everyman's Library in 2018. Alongside the pithy and powerful ancient text, Harris includes:
     • Notes
     • A bibliography
     • A chronology of Chinese dynasties
     • A map
     • Extracts from the canon of classical Chinese commentators
     • An illuminating introduction on the warrior-philosopher Sun Tzu and the role of The Art of War in history and today

About the Author

SUN TZU was a Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher who lived in China in the 6th century BC. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, a widely influential work of military strategy that has affected both Western and Eastern philosophy. Sun Tzu is revered in China as a legendary historical figure. His birth name was Sun Wu; the name Sun Tzu by which he is best known is an honorific that means "Master Sun."

PETER HARRIS graduated from Oxford in classical Chinese and has a Ph.D. in Asian history from Monash. He lived and worked for many years in different parts of Asia including China, where he was representative of the Ford Foundation and a visiting professor at Nanjing University. He is now a Senior Fellow in the China Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Volumes he edited for Everyman's Library include The Travels of Marco PoloThe Art of War, Zen Poems, Three Hundred Tang Poems, and Hanshan: Cold Mountain Poems.

Praise For…

“Like Thucydides, [Sun Tzu] has a reputation today at least as great as it was well over two millennia ago . . . Given the peculiarly personal acumen and insight that inform Sun Tzu’s brief, sometimes enigmatic, but always practical Art of War . . . we are surely reading the words of an acutely intelligent military man with a subtle, original mind and a wealth of experience all his own.”
—from the Introduction by Peter Harris

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593314661
ISBN-10: 0593314662
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: December 21st, 2021
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Vintage Classics

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