The Art of War

Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Knickerbocker Classics
ISBN: 9781631063299
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: History

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.

Chinese Characters

Author: James Trapp
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781908273734
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.

Understanding Sun Tzu on the Art of War

Author: Robert L. Cantrell
Publisher: Center for Advantage
ISBN: 0972291407
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

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.

Tiger Trap

Author: David Wise
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547554877
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

The Art of War

Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 0804848203
Release Date: 2017-03-14
Genre: Philosophy

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

Author:
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785831932
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

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.

The Art of War

Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: 9780785829225
Release Date: 2012-04-05
Genre: History

An ancient Chinese treatise on the strategies of war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence.

Wild Swans

Author: Jung Chang
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106495
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.

Culture of War in China

Author: Joanna Waley-Cohen
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9780857711861
Release Date: 2006-05-26
Genre: 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.

The Art of War Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy

Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781626868205
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: History

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!

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408821626
Release Date: 2011-10-17
Genre: Fiction

In the vein of Memoirs of a Geisha and Empress Orchid, this mesmerizing novel about two young girls growing up in feudal China is now a major motion picture.

Sun Tzu s Art of War

Author: Tao Hanzhang
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 1402745524
Release Date: 2007-05-01
Genre: History

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

Cinderella s Sisters

Author: Dorothy Ko
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520253902
Release Date: 2007-12-17
Genre: History

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.

Sun Zi The Art of War An Ancient Chinese Military Classic With the Chinese Original Text Text Analytical Data an English Translation by Lionel Giles 1910 Latin Hanyu Pinyin Transcription and Chinese English Meaning Definitions

Author: Muhammad Wolfgang G. A. Schmidt
Publisher: disserta Verlag
ISBN: 9783959354424
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.