28 March 2010

Chinese Warfare III

Sūn Zǐ's 'The Art of War' is, of course, a collection of maxims which needs no introduction. There are numerous translations, some diluted or co-opted as popular business and management texts, some are merely average and a handful are as faithful as they can be based on the surviving Chinese text out there.

'The Art of War' translated by Samuel B. Griffith.

Chinese strategy was not bound only Sūn Zǐ's precepts, there were many other Chinese military classics given a long history of warfare.

''The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China', translated by Ralph D. Sawyer.

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Tim said...

I have the Griffith translation as well.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Tim, you continue to amaze me.