by Roger T. Ames, Sun Tzu, Sun Zi

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The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance.

Fluid, crisp and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature, but to all readers interested in the art or the philosophy of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345362391
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1993
Series: Classics of Ancient China Series
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.37(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Roger T. Ames is a professor of Chinese philosophy at the University of Hawaii, and the director of its Center for Chinese Studies. He is also editor of the journals Philosophy East & West and China Review International. He is the author of several interpretative studies on classical Confucianism, including Thinking Through Confucius (with David L. Hall). His earlier translation of Sun-Tzu: The Art of Warfare is recognized as a landmark of contemporary Chinese military and philosophical studies.

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Sun-Tzu 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This isnt a book of Sun tzu's teachings with an explanation of them. Its a book that talks about the new texts that were found and how they relate to the other texts and Chinese culture. And its not that interesting.
gponym on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
New to Sun-Tzu, I found invaluable Ames' commentary on the historical times and the 1970s/1980s discovery of a hitherto unknown version of the classic text and related texts.
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
I read this years ago when I was still playing Bandit Kings of Ancient China and Harpoon on a regular basis because I wanted to have a better understanding of war strategy. While I found the text of The Art of Warfare pretty good, I actually found the archaeological references in the back more interesting (probably why I was an anthropology major). I ended up buying a copy for my Dad as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The core of power from south core. Hazy
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Silvermoonstar and Nightstar (Espio)
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