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]|
|Extra Information:||Translated by Yuan Shibing and J.J.L.Duyvendak.|
|Keywords:||philosophy of war; state; rulership|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > Philosophy|
|Depositing User:||Jean Fone|
|Date Deposited:||02 Aug 2010 09:19|
|Last Modified:||01 Jul 2015 11:02|
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