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By Thomas M. Kane

Sun Tzu and different classical chinese language strategic thinkers wrote in an period of social, financial and armed forces revolution, and was hoping to spot enduring rules of warfare and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of equally progressive switch, and this makes their principles of specific relevance for today’s strategic setting. putting those theories in old context, Dr Kane explores historic chinese language reactions to such concerns as advances in army know-how and insurgency and terrorism, supplying fascinating comparisons among glossy and historical.

The ebook explains the best way well-liked chinese language thinkers - similar to sunlight Tzu, Han Fei Tzu and Lao Tzu - taken care of severe strategic questions. It additionally compares their rules to these of thinkers from different instances and civilizations (e.g. Clausewitz) to light up quite small print. In concluding, the e-book addresses the query of the way historic chinese language principles could tell modern strategic debates.

Ancient China on Postmodern War can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of strategic reviews, chinese language philosophy and army history.

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