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Sun Pin: Military Methods

1st Edition

By Ralph D. Sawyer


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The enormous recent popularity in America of Sun-tzu's Art of War has heightened awareness of the great Chinese tradition of writing on theory and practice of war. This tradition has always emphasized that warfare is as much the deployment of spiritual and mental forces as of combat forces, as much a matter of patience and attention as of brute str

Table of Contents

Capture of P'ang Chuan; audience with King Wei; the questions of King Wei; Ch'en Chi enquires about fortifications; selecting the troops; lunar warfare; eight formations; treasures of terrain; preparation of strategic power; nature of the army; implementing selection; killing officers; expanding Ch'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 teachings; Sun Pin on cavalry; attacking the heart.

About the Author

Ralph D. Sawyer, one of America's leading scholars in Chinese warfare, has worked extensively with major intelligence and defense agencies. After studying at MIT and Harvard and a brief stint of university teaching, Sawyer has spent the past thirty years lecturing and doing international consulting work focused on China.

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