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Art of War - The Book of Lord Shang

Wilkinson, Robert; Yuan, Shibing and Duyvendak, J. J. L., eds. Art of War - The Book of Lord Shang. By Wu Sun Tzu and Wei Shang Yang . Ware, Wordsworth Editions Limited (1998). Translated from Chinese (Traditional) [繁體字]

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The two political classics in this book are the product of a time of intense turmoil in Chinese history. Dating from the Period of the Warring States (403-221BC), they anticipate Machiavelli's The Prince by nearly 2000 years.

The Art of War is the best known of a considerable body of Chinese works on the subject. It analyses the nature of war, and reveals how victory may be ensured.

The Book of Lord Shang is a political treatise for the instruction of rulers. These texts are anything but armchair strategy or ivory-tower speculation. They are serious, urgent and practical responses to the desperate situations in which they were written. They have been immensely influential both inside and outside China.

Item Type: Scholarly Edition
Copyright Holders: 1998 Wordsworth Editions Limited, 1998 Robert Wilkinson [Introductions only]
ISBN: 1-85326-779-1, 978-1-85326-779-6
Extra Information: Translated by Yuan Shibing and J.J.L.Duyvendak.
Keywords: philosophy of war; state; rulership
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 22082
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2010 09:19
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:40
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