The Art of War: The Essential Translation of the Classic Book of Life (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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An acclaimed translation of the world's most famous military treatise, in a stunning Penguin Classics Deluxe edition

For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics and management strategies. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships. Now, in this crisp, accessible translation, eminent scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life for today's readers. Capturing the literary quality of the work, Minford presents the core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu; then, the same text with extensive running commentary from the canon of traditional Chinese commentators. A lively, learned introduction and other valuable apparatus round out this authoritative volume.

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Helps the reader apply the principles of military strategy to all challenges and conflicts of life.

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Little is known about Sun-tzu (544-496 B.C.) and his life during the Warring States period after the decline of the Zhou dynasty, but his classic work, The Art of War, has been one of the central works of Chinese literature for 2500 years. 

John Minford (editor/translator) is the translator of the acclaimed Penguin Classics edition of the I Ching and a professor of Chinese at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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