Sun Tzu The Art of War

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The Art of War

 
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The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu, a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. It has been the most famous and influential of China's Seven Military Classics, and "for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name." It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.

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When Lionel Giles began his translation of Sun Tzu's ART OF WAR, the work was virtually unknown in Europe. Its introduction to Europe began in 1782 when a French Jesuit Father living in China, Joseph Amiot, acquired a copy of it, and translated it into French. It was not a good translation because, according to Dr. Giles, "It contains a great deal that Sun Tzu did not write, and very little indeed of what he did."

Clearly, Dr. Giles' work established much of the groundwork for the work of later translators who published their own editions.

Lionel Giles (29 December 1875 - 22 January 1958) was a British scholar and translator. He served as assistant curator at the British Museum and Keeper of the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books.His most notable works are his 1910 translation of The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The Analects of Confucius.

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