Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Knickerbocker Classics
Release Date: 2017-03-01
The Art of War is the oldest and most influential military strategy text in existence, and Sun Tzu's teachings on how to successfully respond to and handle situations of conflict is a must-read for for today's business leaders (and politicians, and many others). Whether you approach this reading for its historical significance or choose to apply this knowledge toward achieving success in your own life, you will be enlightened. This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction.
Author: James Trapp
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
Release Date: 2016-03-04
Genre: Foreign Language Study
The elegant pen-strokes and visual harmony of Chinese writing, known as hànzì, have long been admired in the west. Classical Chinese calligraphy is a popular and valuable art form, and with the increasing economic and cultural power of China, its writing is becoming more widely appreciated and understood. In particular, the deep layers of history and symbolism which exist behind even the most everyday character have a strong appeal to those seeking understanding from an alternative philosophy. Chinese Characters: The Art of Hànzì features the most interesting of the three to four thousand characters are needed to write modern Chinese. Characters expressing concepts such as love, peace, respect and happiness are reproduced in a large format, enabling the reader to trace, scan or photocopy them for transfer to any other medium. Alongside the character is an accessible and inspiring explanation of how the character developed, what the particular strokes symbolize, and its various different meanings.
Author: Robert L. Cantrell
Publisher: Center for Advantage
Release Date: 2003
The author clarifies the Sun Tzu text without compromising the subtlety of thought needed to master it. He taps into Sun Tzu's own source material and examines contemporary battle fields within context of his philosophies to help you profit from his wisdom.
Author: David Wise
Release Date: 2011-06-14
Genre: Political Science
“A stunningly detailed history . . . from sexy socialite double agents to ‘kill switches’ implanted offshore in the computer chips for our electric grid” (R. James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence). For decades, while America obsessed over Soviet spies, China quietly penetrated the highest levels of government. Now, for the first time, based on numerous interviews with key insiders at the FBI and CIA as well as with Chinese agents and people close to them, David Wise tells the full story of China’s many victories and defeats in its American spy wars. Two key cases interweave throughout: Katrina Leung, code-named Parlor Maid, worked for the FBI for years even after she became a secret double agent for China, aided by love affairs with both of her FBI handlers. Here, too, is the inside story of the case, code-named Tiger Trap, of a key Chinese-American scientist suspected of stealing nuclear weapons secrets. These two cases led to many others, involving famous names from Wen Ho Lee to Richard Nixon, stunning national security leaks, sophisticated cyberspying, and a West Coast spy ring whose members were sentenced in 2010. As concerns swirl about US-China relations and the challenges faced by our intelligence community, Tiger Trap provides an important overview from “America’s premier writer on espionage” (The Washington Post Book World). “Wise’s conclusion is sobering—China’s spying on America is ongoing, current, and shows no signs of diminishing—and his book is a fascinating history of Chinese espionage.” —Publishers Weekly “A fact-filled inside account, with sources named and no one spared.” —Seymour M. Hersh
Sun Tzu's The Art of War is still one of the world's most influential treatises on strategic thought. Applicable everywhere from the boardroom to the bedroom, from the playing field to the battlefield, its wisdom has never been more highly regarded. Now available in its complete form, including the Chinese characters and English text, this essential examination of the art of decisive military strategy features extensive commentary and an insightful historical introduction written by Lionel Giles, its original translator. This new edition includes an all-new introduction by the scholar of ancient Chinese literature, John Minford.
Chinese Astrology is a beautifully illustrated guide with easy to use instructions to help you understand the fundamental ideas and determine the more advanced aspects. Each page includes a newly commissioned artwork of a Chinese character, from the animals of the Zodiac to the Five Phases and Elements to the 60 Year Lunar Calendar and the 24 Solar Terms. This is accompanied by an explanation of each character and its significance within Chinese astrology.
Author: Jung Chang
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2008-06-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.
What particularly distinguished the Qing from other ruling houses in China’s imperial period? In this pathbreaking book, Joanna Waley-Cohen overturns conventional wisdom to identify military power and an accompanying martial ethos as defining characteristics of the high Qing empire. _x000D_ _x000D_ From 1636 to 1800, Emperors reinforced massive military expansion with a wide-ranging cultural campaign intended to bring military success, and the martial values associated with it, into the mainstream of cultural life. Military prowess and imperial power were linked in the popular imagination though endelss repetition in literature, art and architecture – a startlingly modern use of words and images that demonstrates the imperial grasp of culture’s potency as a political tool. Overturning the presumption that reads back China’s late nineteenth-century military weakness into the past, Waley-Cohen shows that the Qing strongly emphasized military affairs, which they understood as complementary rather than subordinate to civil matters. Arguing that the militarization of culture that took place under the high-Qing emperors provided fertile ground from which the modern militarized nation-state could develop, Waley-Cohen contends that the past two centuries of Chinese weakness on the international scene may turn out to have been a protracted abberation, rather than the normal state of affairs. _x000D_ _x000D_ The Culture of War in China is a striking revisionist history that brings new insight into the nature of the Qing dynasty and the roots of the militarised modern state.
Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-10-01
The words of the ancient Chinese sages are as timeless as they are wise. The words of ancient Chinese philosophers have influenced other thinkers across the world for more than 2,000 years, and continue to shape our ideas today. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy includes translations of Sun Tzu's Art of War, Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching, the teachings of the master sage Confucius, and the writings of Mencius. From insights on warfare and diplomacy to advice on how to deal with one's neighbors and colleagues, this collection of classical Eastern philosophy will provide readers with countless nuggets of wisdom. IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner 2017!
Author: Tao Hanzhang
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Find inspiration in over 2,400 years of history's great military victories. Sun Tzu was the most famous military scientist and one of the most able commanders in ancient China. Asian warlords and modern leaders as dissimilar as Mao Tse-Tung and General Eisenhower, have used his principles to change the shape of the world. Interpreted here by General Tao Hanzhang, one of the architects of the Communist Revolution, Tzu's advice on timing, maneouvering, flexibility and knowledge of the enemy's strengths and weaknesses is as powerful today as when it was first issued. "A considerable contribution to the understanding of the philosophy of Sun Tzu. Clearly written and presented...colourful and analytical, with valuable comments."--Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy
Author: Dorothy Ko
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2007-12-17
Footbinding is widely condemned as perverse & as symbolic of male domination over women. This study offers a more complex explanation of a thousand year practice, contending that the binding of women's feet in China was sustained by the interests of both women and men.
Author: Muhammad Wolfgang G. A. Schmidt
Publisher: disserta Verlag
Release Date: 2018-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This ancient Chinese work on military strategy by Master Sun is dating back a period in Chinese history where the central feudal state governed by the Zhou rulers was in decline with the result that regional rulers waged war among themselves to gain supremacy over each other. Sun, living at some time during the Spring and Autumn period (770-476 B.C.) was a military leader who wrote a remarkable piece of work dealing with the thirteen strategical principles (strategems) to be applied in warfare. His text is considered the oldest book on military strategy, and what he wrote was studied and considered useful and applied many centuries later inside and outside military. This book is in its essence a “psychology” and “philosophy” of war dealing with opponents in military struggle and civil life alike. The principles elaborated on are appreciated by leaders of military, business corporations and in sports today.