By Thomas M. Kane
Sun Tzu and different classical chinese language strategic thinkers wrote in an period of social, financial and army revolution, and was hoping to spot enduring rules of conflict and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of equally progressive switch, and this makes their rules of specific relevance for today’s strategic atmosphere. putting those theories in old context, Dr Kane explores old chinese language reactions to such matters as advances in army expertise and insurgency and terrorism, supplying attention-grabbing comparisons among sleek and historical.
The e-book explains the way in which popular chinese language thinkers - akin to sunlight Tzu, Han Fei Tzu and Lao Tzu - handled severe strategic questions. It additionally compares their rules to these of thinkers from different occasions and civilizations (e.g. Clausewitz) to light up rather small print. In concluding, the e-book addresses the query of ways old chinese language rules could tell modern strategic debates.
Ancient China on Postmodern War can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of strategic stories, chinese language philosophy and armed forces history.
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