• History

The Art of War

Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Knickerbocker Classics
ISBN: 1631063294
Category: History
Page: 268
View: 7288
The Art of War is the oldest and most influential military strategy text in existence, and Sun Tzu's teachings on how to successfully respond to and handle situations of conflict is a must-read for for today's business leaders (and politicians, and many others). Whether you approach this reading for its historical significance or choose to apply this knowledge toward achieving success in your own life, you will be enlightened. This elegantly designed clothbound edition features an elastic closure and a new introduction.

    • Foreign Language Study

Chinese Characters

The Art and Meaning of Hanzi
Author: James Trapp
Publisher: Amber Books Ltd
ISBN: 1908273739
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
View: 2282
The elegant pen-strokes and visual harmony of Chinese writing, known as hànzì, have long been admired in the west. Classical Chinese calligraphy is a popular and valuable art form, and with the increasing economic and cultural power of China, its writing is becoming more widely appreciated and understood. In particular, the deep layers of history and symbolism which exist behind even the most everyday character have a strong appeal to those seeking understanding from an alternative philosophy. Chinese Characters: The Art of Hànzì features the most interesting of the three to four thousand characters are needed to write modern Chinese. Characters expressing concepts such as love, peace, respect and happiness are reproduced in a large format, enabling the reader to trace, scan or photocopy them for transfer to any other medium. Alongside the character is an accessible and inspiring explanation of how the character developed, what the particular strokes symbolize, and its various different meanings.

    • History

The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China

Author: Ralph D. Sawyer,Mei-chün Sawyer
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465003044
Category: History
Page: 568
View: 2588
This translation originally published: Boulder, Colo.: Westview, 1993.

    • History

The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy

Author: Sun Tzu,Lao-Tzu,Confucius,Mencius
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1626868204
Category: History
Page: 592
View: 9497
The words of the ancient Chinese sages are as timeless as they are wise. The words of ancient Chinese philosophers have influenced other thinkers across the world for more than 2,000 years, and continue to shape our ideas today. The Art of War & Other Classics of Eastern Philosophy includes translations of Sun Tzu's Art of War, Lao-Tzu's Tao Te Ching, the teachings of the master sage Confucius, and the writings of Mencius. From insights on warfare and diplomacy to advice on how to deal with one's neighbors and colleagues, this collection of classical Eastern philosophy will provide readers with countless nuggets of wisdom. IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award Winner 2017!

    • Military art and science

The Art of War

Author: Antoine Henri baron de Jomini
Publisher: N.A
Category: Military art and science
Page: 410
View: 3339

    • Biography & Autobiography

Wild Swans

Three Daughters of China
Author: Jung Chang
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106495
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 544
View: 7568
The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

    • Self-Help

The Art of War for Women

Sun Tzu's Ultimate Guide to Winning Without Confrontation
Author: Chin-Ning Chu
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0385518439
Category: Self-Help
Page: 211
View: 5427
Shows how to find success and gain a better understanding of one's self and goals by applying Sun Tzu's strategies for gaining victory with the least amount of conflict.

The Art of War

2017 Edition
Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548157821
Page: 62
View: 850
The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise that was written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu. Composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare, it has long been praised as the definitive work on military strategies and tactics of its time. The Art of War is one of the oldest books on military strategy in the world. It is the first and one of the most successful works on strategy and has had a huge influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, and beyond. Sun Tzu was the first to recognize the importance of positioning in strategy and that position is affected both by objective conditions in the physical environment and the subjective opinions of competitive actors in that environment. He taught that strategy was not planning in the sense of working through a to-do list, but rather that it requires quick and appropriate responses to changing conditions. Planning works in a controlled environment, but in a competitive environment,

    • History

Culture of War in China

Empire and the Military under the Qing Dynasty
Author: Joanna Waley-Cohen
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857711865
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 9786
What particularly distinguished the Qing from other ruling houses in China’s imperial period? In this pathbreaking book, Joanna Waley-Cohen overturns conventional wisdom to identify military power and an accompanying martial ethos as defining characteristics of the high Qing empire. _x000D_ _x000D_ From 1636 to 1800, Emperors reinforced massive military expansion with a wide-ranging cultural campaign intended to bring military success, and the martial values associated with it, into the mainstream of cultural life. Military prowess and imperial power were linked in the popular imagination though endelss repetition in literature, art and architecture – a startlingly modern use of words and images that demonstrates the imperial grasp of culture’s potency as a political tool. Overturning the presumption that reads back China’s late nineteenth-century military weakness into the past, Waley-Cohen shows that the Qing strongly emphasized military affairs, which they understood as complementary rather than subordinate to civil matters. Arguing that the militarization of culture that took place under the high-Qing emperors provided fertile ground from which the modern militarized nation-state could develop, Waley-Cohen contends that the past two centuries of Chinese weakness on the international scene may turn out to have been a protracted abberation, rather than the normal state of affairs. _x000D_ _x000D_ The Culture of War in China is a striking revisionist history that brings new insight into the nature of the Qing dynasty and the roots of the militarised modern state.

    • History

Cinderella's Sisters

A Revisionist History of Footbinding
Author: Dorothy Ko
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520253906
Category: History
Page: 332
View: 6001
Footbinding is widely condemned as perverse & as symbolic of male domination over women. This study offers a more complex explanation of a thousand year practice, contending that the binding of women's feet in China was sustained by the interests of both women and men.

    • Fiction

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Author: Lisa See
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408821621
Category: Fiction
Page: 340
View: 5558
In the vein of Memoirs of a Geisha and Empress Orchid, this mesmerizing novel about two young girls growing up in feudal China is now a major motion picture.

    • History

Sanctioned Violence in Early China

Author: Mark Edward Lewis
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791400760
Category: History
Page: 374
View: 6807
This book provides new insight into the creation of the Chinese empire by examining the changing forms of permitted violence--warfare, hunting, sacrifice, punishments, and vengeance. It analyzes the interlinked evolution of these violent practices to reveal changes in the nature of political authority, in the basic units of social organization, and in the fundamental commitments of the ruling elite. The work offers a new interpretation of the changes that underlay the transformation of the Chinese polity from a league of city states dominated by aristocratic lineages to a unified, territorial state controlled by a supreme autocrat and his agents. In addition, it shows how a new pattern of violence was rationalized and how the Chinese of the period incorporated their ideas about violence into the myths and proto-scientific theories that provided historical and natural prototypes for the imperial state.

    • Business & Economics

The New Art Of War, Tactics, And Power

A New Rendition of Teachings from Sun Tzu's The Art of War, Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince, Baltasar Gracian's The Art of Worldly Wisdom, and the Wo
Author: Rodney Ohebsion
Publisher: Immediex Pub
ISBN: 9781932968231
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 160
View: 6667
The New Art of War, Tactics, and Power is the world's most powerful manual of tactics and leadership. Author Rodney Ohebsion has created a new rendition of material from four classic and legendary texts: (1) The Art of War, an Ancient Chinese book of military tactics formulated by military strategist Sun Tzu; (2) The Prince, a guide on how to be an effective ruler and stay in power, written by Italian political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli in 1513; (3) The Art of Worldly Wisdom, a collection of various life strategy tactics written by Spanish Jesuit and philosopher Baltasar Gracian in 1647; and (4) The Han Fei Tzu, an Ancient Chinese text written by the Legalist philosopher Han Fei Tzu, dealing with subjects such as authority, laws, rewards, and punishments, and persuasion. The New Art of War, Tactics, and Power takes key ideas and selections from these texts, makes some new variations, additions and condensations, and puts everything in a new organization. The result is a new and unique text based on some incredible teachings that have been prized for centuries.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Ties That Bind, Ties That Break

Author: Lensey Namioka
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 0307434060
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 160
View: 3593
Third Sister in the Tao family, Ailin has watched her two older sisters go through the painful process of having their feet bound. In China in 1911, all the women of good families follow this ancient tradition. But Ailin loves to run away from her governess and play games with her male cousins. Knowing she will never run again once her feet are bound, Ailin rebels and refuses to follow this torturous tradition. As a result, however, the family of her intended husband breaks their marriage agreement. And as she enters adolescence, Ailin finds that her family is no longer willing to support her. Chinese society leaves few options for a single woman of good family, but with a bold conviction and an indomitable spirit, Ailin is determined to forge her own destiny. Her story is a tribute to all those women whose courage created new options for the generations who came after them. From the Paperback edition.

    • Philosophy

Mastering the Art of War

Author: Liang Zhuge,Liu Ji
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834824817
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
View: 7033
Composed by two prominent statesmen-generals of classical China, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic, The Art of War , into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. The great leaders of ancient China who were trained in Sun Tzu's principles understood how war is waged successfully, both materially and mentally, and how victory and defeat follow clear social, psychological, and environmental laws. Drawing on episodes from the panorama of Chinese history, Mastering the Art of War presents practical summaries of these essential laws along with tales of conflict and strategy that show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The book also examines the social and psychological aspects of organization and crisis management. The translator's introduction surveys the Chinese philosophies of war and conflict and explores in depth the parallels between The Art of War and the oldest handbook of strategic living, the I Ching (Book of Changes).

    • Reference


A New History, Second Enlarged Edition
Author: John King Fairbank,Merle Goldman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674036654
Category: Reference
Page: 560
View: 2282
John King Fairbank was the West's doyen on China, and this book is the full and final expression of his lifelong engagement with this vast ancient civilization. The distinguished historian Merle Goldman brings the book up to date and provides an epilogue discussing the changes in contemporary China that will shape the nation in the years to come.

    • Fiction

The Binding Chair

or, A Visit from the Foot Emancipation Society
Author: Kathryn Harrison
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060934425
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 2326
In poised and elegant prose, Kathryn Harrison weaves a stunning story of women, travel, and flight; of love, revenge, and fear; of the search for home and the need to escape it. Set in alluring Shanghai at the turn of the century, The Binding Chair intertwines the destinies of a Chinese woman determined to forget her past and a Western girl focused on the promises of the future.

    • History

The Prince & The Art of War

Two Classic Works of Strategy, Tactics and Politics by One of the Foremost Proponents
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780857068361
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 595
Two Masterpieces of tactics and strategy There have been few men so distinguished that their names have been embraced into the language, but the author of the two works in this special Leonaur edition is a notable and famous example. Everyone who is aware of Niccolo Machiavelli, the Renaissance Florentine founder of political science knows his name is a by-word for the real or 'devil's politics'-the ruthless system employed by most men and institutions of power and the practice of which is-naturally-roundly denied by all of them. Machiavelli was, in fact, a man of many other talents and parts. Poet, songwriter, civil servant, diplomat, playwright and philosopher. He held office in the Florentine Republic whilst the Medicis were out of power and wrote his masterpiece and most famous work, The Prince, on their return to Florence. Today, some 500 years later, Machiavelli's theories remain highly respected and are still studied by military men, politicians and those in business. Machiavelli's The Art of War-politics by other means-makes a fitting companion piece to The Prince in this new edition which will be a valuable addition to any library. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

    • History

The Art of War

The Original Treatise on Military Strategy
Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781936041053
Category: History
Page: 62
View: 4184
Offering ancient wisdom on how to use skill, cunning, tactics and discipline to outwit your opponent, this 2000 year old military manual is still worshipped by soldiers on the battlefield and managers in the boardroom as the ultimate guide to winning.