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Sun Pin: Military Methods

1st Edition

By Ralph D. Sawyer


392 pages

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A description of the awesome army commanded by Sun Pin, a direct descendent of the legendary Sun Tzu. This translation comments on Sun Pin's life and times. It analyzes in detail Sun Pin's tactics in battles, and compares his strategic thinking with that of Sun Tzu.

Table of Contents

Preface -- A Note on Pronunciation and Format -- Historical Introduction -- Text and Commentary -- Capture of P'ang Chüan -- [Audience With King Wei] -- The Questions of King Wei -- Ch'en Chi Inquires about Fortifications -- Selecting the Troops -- Lunar Warfare -- Eight Formations -- Treasure of Terrain -- Preparation of Strategic Power -- [Nature of the Army] -- Implementing Selection -- Killing Officers -- Expanding "Ch'i" -- Offices, I -- [Strengthening the Army] -- Ten Deployments -- Ten Questions -- Regulating Mailed Troops -- Distinction Between Guest and Host -- Those Who Excel -- Five Names, Five Respects -- The Army's Losses -- The General's Righteousness -- [The General's Virtue] -- The General's Defeats -- [The General's Losses] -- [Male and Female Cities] -- [Five Criteria, Nine Seizings] -- [The Dense and Diffuse] -- Unorthodox and Orthodox -- Five Instructions -- Employing Cavalry -- Attacking The Heart

About the Author

Sawyer, Ralph D.

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