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The Art of War: Seven Military Classics from Ancient China 8 Books Collection - Ages 18+ - Paperback

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SKU B2D3445 ISBN: 9781782269694
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The Art of War: Seven Military Classics from Ancient China is an incredible collection of military treatises from ancient China. This book is a compilation of seven works that provide insight into the strategies and tactics used by ancient Chinese military leaders to achieve victory in battle. This book is an essential read for anyone interested in military strategy, history, or leadership.

The first work in this collection is The Art of War. Written by Sun Tzu, this book is one of the most famous military treatises in the world. The Art of War focuses on the importance of understanding the enemy and using that knowledge to defeat them. Sun Tzu teaches readers how to use tactics like deception, manipulation, and psychological warfare to gain the upper hand in battle. These new translations bring to light several texts that display an understanding of strategy and warfare that still has relevance millennia after their original publication. From the 11th century AD onward, these texts became required reading for Chinese military officers.

The second work in this collection is Six Secret Teachings. Written by Jiang Ziya, Six Secret Teachings is a collection of six essays on military strategy. Each essay focuses on a different aspect of warfare, including tactics, logistics, and psychology. Jiang Ziya emphasizes the importance of intelligence gathering and the use of spies to gain an advantage over the enemy. This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning about ancient Chinese military strategy.

The third work in this collection is The Methods of the Sima. Written by Sima Rangju, this book is a treatise on military organization and logistics. Sima Rangju focuses on the importance of supply lines and communication in warfare. He also teaches readers how to organize troops and assign tasks based on individual strengths and weaknesses. This book is an excellent resource for military leaders who want to learn how to effectively organize and manage their troops.

The fourth work in this collection is Wuzi. Written by Wu Qi, Wuzi is a book on military strategy and tactics. Wu Qi teaches readers how to use terrain to their advantage and how to exploit weaknesses in the enemy's defences. He also emphasizes the importance of morale and discipline in battle. This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in ancient Chinese military strategy.

The fifth work in this collection is Wei Liaozi. Written by Wei Liao, this book is a collection of essays on military strategy and tactics. Wei Liao emphasizes the importance of adaptability and flexibility in warfare. He also teaches readers how to use deception and surprise to gain an advantage over the enemy. This book is an excellent resource for military leaders who want to learn how to think creatively and adapt to changing circumstances.

The sixth work in this collection is Three Strategies of Huang Shigong. Written by Huang Shigong, this book is a collection of essays on military strategy and tactics. Huang Shigong focuses on the importance of understanding the enemy's mindset and using that knowledge to defeat them. He also teaches readers how to use diplomacy and negotiation to avoid unnecessary conflict. This book is an excellent resource for military leaders who want to learn how to use diplomacy and negotiation to achieve their goals.

The seventh and final work in this collection is Questions and Replies. Written by Li Weigong, Questions and Replies is a collection of conversations between Li Weigong and his teacher, General Li. These conversations cover a wide range of topics, including military strategy, tactics, and leadership. General Li emphasizes the importance of discipline, loyalty, and courage in battle. This book is an excellent resource for military leaders who want to learn from the experiences of others.

This book also features a personal notebook for readers to write their own notes. 

Overall, The Art of War: Seven Military Classics from Ancient China is an excellent resource for anyone interested in military history or strategy. These seven works provide valuable insights into the strategies and tactics used by ancient Chinese military leaders to achieve victory in battle. Whether you are a military leader, a history buff, or simply interested in learning about ancient Chinese culture, this book is definitely worth reading.

Titles In This Set:

  1. The Art of War
  2. Six Secret Teachings
  3. The Methods of the Sima
  4. Wuzi
  5. Wei Liaozi
  6. Three Strategies of Huang Shigong
  7. Questions and Replies
  8. Notes

Description from the publisher:

The Art of War

Taken from the experiences of Ancient China’s most brilliant warriors more than 2000 years ago, Sun Tzu’s famed The Art of War contains valuable lessons on strategic warfare that continue to be relevant today.

Six Secret Teachings

Written from a revolutionary perspective, Six Secret Teachings concerns itself with the topics of tactics, morality and effective communication and contains valuable lessons on strategic warfare that continue to be relevant today.

The Methods of the Sima

Taking a philosophical approach to organisation, administration, discipline and the management of military campaigns, The Methods of the Sima contains valuable lessons that continue to be relevant today.

Wuzi

One of the oldest of the Seven Military Classics from Ancient China, Wuzi focuses on human nature and behaviour and contains valuable lessons on strategic warfare that continue to be relevant today.

Wei Liaozi

Wei Liaozi takes a theoretical approach to exploring a governing state’s ideal values and the way it should behave. The text contains valuable lessons on strategy and management that continue to be relevant today.

Three Strategies of Huang Shigong

A later addition to China’s most influential military texts, Three Strategies of Huang Shigong takes a philosophical approach to governance and contains valuable lessons on strategic warfare that continue to be relevant today.

Questions and Replies

A later addition to China’s most influential military texts, Questions and Replies builds on the ideas raised in the earlier six of the Seven Military Classics from Ancient China and contains valuable lessons on strategic warfare that continue to be relevant today.

Notes

A personal notebook for readers to write their own notes.


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