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The Art of War

The Denma Translation

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Shambhala Library | 09/01/2002
Pages: 320 | Size: 4.25 x 6.75
ISBN: 9781570629785

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    The Art of War

    The Denma Translation

    Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is right before us at all times. The key to skillful action in any situation…  Read More

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    The Art of War

    Translation, Essays, and Commentary by the Denma Translation Group

    Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is right before us at all times. The key to skillful action in any situation…  Read More

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    At the core of this ancient strategy manual is the understanding that conflict is an inescapable part of human experience. Since, as Sun Tzu teaches, aggression and response in kind can lead only to destruction, we must learn to work…  Read More

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Conflict is an inevitable part of life, according to this ancient Chinese classic of strategy, but everything necessary to deal with conflict wisely, honorably, victoriously, is right before us at all times. The key to skillful action in any situation is in knowing those things that make up the environment and then arranging them so that their power becomes available to us. It is not necessary to change the nature of things to come to victory. Crucial to Sun Tzu's vision is knowledge—especially self-knowledge—and a view of the whole that seeks to bring the conflicting views around to a vision of the larger perspective.

This translation preserves the enigmatic quality of the original text, while the accompanying line-by-line commentary and essay reveal the full implications of Sun Tzu's teachings and how they can be applied practically to a broader spectrum of situations.

The Shambhala Library is a series of exquisitely designed and produced cloth editions of the world's spiritual and literary classics, both ancient and modern. Perfect for collecting or as gifts, each volume features a sewn binding, decorative endsheets, and a ribbon marker—a delightful-to-hold 4 ¼ x 6 ¾ trim size.

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"The commentary and essays included help the reader appreciate that this work has endured, not simply as a manual for the conduct of warfare but because of the depth of the principles on which it is based and their applicability to daily life."— Library Journal

"This fresh translation is amazingly relevant as Americans come to grips with terror and the other security requirements of a diverse, multi-polar world. Sun Tzu should be on the shelf of every plans officer in the U.S. military, as well as every serious student of national security."—Rear Admiral Michael Ratliff, USN (Ret.), former Director of U.S. Naval Intelligence

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