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by Ralph D. Sawyer

  • Narrated by: James Chen
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Release date: 08-13-10
  • Language: English

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Finally available in paperback, Ralph D. Sawyer’s incomparable study of ancient Chinese warfare.

One of the most profound studies of warfare ever written, The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China presents us with an Eastern tradition of strategic thought that emphasizes outwitting one’s opponent through speed, stealth, flexibility, and a minimum of force – an approach very different from that stressed in the West, where the advantages of brute strength have overshadowed more subtle methods.

Safeguarded for centuries by the ruling elites of imperial China, even in modern times, these writings have been known to only a handful of Western specialists. In this volume are seven separate essays, written between 500 B.C. and A.D. 700, that preserve the essential tenets of strategy distilled from the experience of the most brilliant warriors of ancient China. This accurate translation remedies a serious gap in Western knowledge of Asian thought. Based on the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, some only recently discovered by archaeologists, The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China is a uniquely important contribution to the world’s military literature and is essential reading for anyone interested in China’s rich cultural heritage or in the timeless principles of successful warfare strategy.

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Author

Ralph D. Sawyer

Language

English

Length

17 hrs and 14 mins

Narrated by

James Chen

Release date

08-13-10

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