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Sunzi active 6th century B.C.

Overview
Works: 977 works in 2,550 publications in 18 languages and 36,209 library holdings
Genres: Instructional and educational works  History  Quotations  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Juvenile works  Military history  Comic books, strips, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: U101, 355.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sunzi
The art of war by Sunzi( Book )

555 editions published between 1621 and 2016 in 15 languages and held by 10,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu's classic The Art of War is the first known study of the planning and conduct of military operations. These terse, aphoristic essays are unsurpassed in comprehensiveness and depth of understanding, examining not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors. Indeed, the precepts outlined by Sun Tzu can be applied outside the realm of military theory. It is read avidly by Japanese businessmen and in fact was touted in the movie Wall Street as the corporate raider's bible.In addition to an excellent translation of Sun Tzu's text, Samuel Griffith also provides commentaries written by Chinese strategists, plus several thought-provoking essays on topics such as the influence of Sun Tzu on Mao Tse-tung and on Japanese military thought, the nature of warfare in Sun Tzu's time, and the life of Sun Tzu and other important commentators. Remarkable for its clear organization, lucid prose, and the acuity of its intellectual and moral insights, The Art of War is the definitive study of combat
The art of war by Sunzi( Recording )

103 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual on the rational planning and conduct of military operations written over two millennia ago in China
The art of war = [Sunzi bing fa] by Sunzi( Book )

45 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is the most famous study of military strategy ever written and has had an extraordinary influence on the history of warfare. Its principles were used by Mao Tse-tung, General Vo Ngyuen Giap, and Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto. First translated two hundred years ago, it has been credited with influencing Napoleon, the German general staff, and even the planning for Operation Desert Storm. Today, Western businessmen and other are turning to it for inspiration and advice on how to succeed in competitive situations of all kinds. Unlike other editions currently available, this translation make use of the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, including the ancient tomb text version discovered by archaeologists at Linyi, China. The author places this classic work of strategy in its proper historical context by supplying a portrait of Sun-Tzu's era and outlining several battles of the period that may have either influenced him or been conducted by him
The art of war : a new translation by Sunzi( Book )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the core of the ancient strategy manual known as The Art of War is the understanding that conflict is an inescapable part of human life. Since, as Sun Tzu teaches, aggression and response in kind can lead only to destruction, we must learn to work with conflict in a more profound and effective way. Crucial to this strategic vision is knowledge - especially self-knowledge - and a view of the whole that seeks to bring the conflicting views around to a larger perspective." "This new translation carefully preserves the enigmatic quality of the original - allowing us to discover innumerable insights in its lines millennia after this oral tradition was first set down. Line-by-line commentary and three extensive essays reveal the broader implications of Sun Tzu's teachings and how they can be applied to everyday circumstances. As a result, the classic's basic vocabulary takes on new meaning. War is any situation that demands hard choices about creation and destruction, life or death. The state is the system in which we live - our household, our culture or society, or our own mind. Defense ensures the integrity of our boundaries and allows life to flourish within them. And victory lies in bringing others around to embracing a larger view - one that includes their own - without ever going to battle."--Jacket
The complete art of war by Sunzi( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presented here together for the first time are the greatest of the ancient Chinese classics of strategic thought: The Complete Art of War. Probably the most famous work of strategy ever written, Sun Tzu's Art of War has sold millions of copies in many languages around the world. Lost for over two thousand years and only recently recovered, the Military Methods of Sun Pin (Sun Tzu's great-grandson) is a brilliant elaboration on his ancestor's work. Only The Complete Art of War brings the wisdom of these two ancient sages into a single volume and gives the reader a unique opportunity to master the essentials of Chinese thought on strategy, organization, and leadership." "The Sun family writings on strategy have proven their value through the ages, and they continue to reward careful study. By unveiling the complex, often unexpected, interrelationships of armies locked in battle, they reveal the enduring principles of success in the struggle of life itself. With a practical index to the essential principles of strategy, and Ralph Sawyer's thoughtful chapter-by-chapter commentaries, The Complete Art of War is designed to bring the reader new insights into the nature of human conflict." "Whether it is playing the game of politics or building a successful marriage, closing a deal or managing a large organization, making war or even making peace, The Complete Art of War stands as one of the ultimate guides to a deeper understanding of human affairs."--Jacket
Sun-tzu : the art of warfare : the first English translation incorporating the recently discovered Yin-chʻüeh-shan texts by Sunzi( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most widely read military classic in human history, newly translated and revised in accordance with newly discovered materials of unprecedented historical significance. Fluid, crisp, and rigorously faithful to the original, this new text is destined to stand as the definitive version of this cornerstone work of Classical Chinese. Of compelling importance not only to students of Chinese history and literature, but to all readers interested in the art or the philosophy of war
The illustrated art of war by Sunzi( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun Tzu's The Art of War is a true masterpiece, a series of brilliant aphorisms that illuminate the planning and conduct of war. Now this classic work is available in an elegant illustrated edition, featuring seventy-five color images. From perceptive descriptions of the nine varieties of terrain, to advice on how to gauge an enemy's weaknesses and strengths, to suggestions on the employment of secret agents, here is timeless advice on combat and military strategy
El arte de la guerra by Sunzi( Book )

97 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in Spanish and Italian and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Arte de la Guerra es el mejor libro de estrategia de todos los tiempos. Inspiró a Napoleón, Maquiavelo, Mao Tse Tung, y muchas más figuras históricas. Este libro de dos mil quinientos años de antigüedad es uno de los más importantes textos clásicos Chinos, en el que, a pesar del tiempo transcurrido, ninguna de sus máximas ha quedado anticuada, ni hay un solo consejo que hoy no sea útil. Pero la obra del general Sun-tzu no es únicamente un libro de práctica militar, sino un tratado que enseña la estrategia suprema de aplicar con sabiduría el conocimiento de la naturaleza humana en los momentos de confrontación. No es, por tanto, un libro sobre la guerra; es una obra para comprender las raíces de un conflicto y buscar una solución. "La mejor victoria es vencer sin combatir," nos dice Sun-tzu, "y ésa es la distinción entre el hombre prudente y el ignorante."
The art of war; the oldest military treatise in the world by Sunzi( Book )

35 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believed to have been written by Chinese strategist Sun Tzu, The Art of War concentrates on different facets of warfare and draws out important themes such as communication, strength and positioning that are critical to overcoming an oponent while following the "tao" (the right way)
The art of strategy : a new translation of Sun Tzu's classic, the art of war by Sunzi( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oversat af R. L. Wing
Sun tzu : the new translation by Sunzi( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of war by Sunzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun-tzu, a military philosopher of ancient China, wrote a book that has become a textbook for modern Western military, business and political leaders. This program explores the effect this text has had throughout the ages and the lessons Sun-tsu offers today
Sun Tzǔ on the art of war, the oldest military treatise in the world by Sunzi( Book )

40 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He will win who knows how to fight - and when not to fight. This is the classic translation of the Chinese military masterpiece, and it remains the best as it preserves the character and nuances of the Chinese original. The inspiration of Mao Tse Tung and countless generations of military leaders, it was written in antiquity and consists of thirteen chapters that reflect the mind of a born strategist and practical soldier whose maxims, full of acuteness and common sense, relate as much to the present day as they do to the military conditions of the time when they were written. Preceded by critical notes on Sun Tzu and the history of his work and including key Chinese characters, chapters are devoted to laying plans; waging war; attack by strategem, tactical dispositions, energy, weak points and strong; manoeuvering, variation of tactics, the army on the march; terrain, the nine situations, attack by fire and the use of spies, followed by an extensive index. As useful in the pursuit of success in modern business as it was in ancient warfare, this volume also relates to all aspects of personal and everyday life in which you must either be a winner or a loser."--Jacket
Sun tzu : the art of war for managers : 50 strategic rules by Sunzi( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers will learn the strategic rules of Sun Tzu and how to incorporate them into their management style. In this translation of The Art of War readers will benefit from the interpretations from other translators and strategist, as well as the 50 strategic rules
The art of war : complete texts and commentaries by Sunzi( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun Tzu's Art of War , compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have all been published previously in book form, except for The Silver Sparrow Art of War, which is available here for the first time. This comprehensive collection contains: The Art of War: This edition of Sun Tzu's text includes the classic collection of commentaries by eleven interpreters. Mastering the Art of War: Consisting of essays by two prominent statesmen-generals of Han dynasty China, Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. It draws on episodes from Chinese history to show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The Lost Art of War: Written more than one hundred years after Sun Tzu's text, by Sun Bin, a linear descendant of Sun Tzu, this classic of political and military strategy is faithful to the principles of The Art of War , while developing their practical application much further. The Silver Sparrow Art of War: A version of Sun Tzu's Art of War based on a manuscript of the classic text discovered at a Chinese archeological site in China's Shandong Province in 1972, which contains previously unknown fragments
The art of war : an illustrated edition by Sunzi( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I det femte århundrede f. Kr. nedskrev den kinesiske general Sun Tzu sine gode råd om enhver form for krigsførelse
Sun Tzu and the art of modern warfare by Mark McNeilly( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long acknowledged as a classic text on strategy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War has been admired by leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong and General Norman Schwartzkopf. However, written two thousand years ago, the book can often be hard to fathom." "Now Mark McNeilly, author of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business, which made Sun Tzu accessible to the business executive, has extracted six concepts most applicable to modern warfare, making them easy to understand and apply to military situations. Drawing on historical examples, McNeilly shows how these six principles might be used in wars of the future - limited actions, regional conflicts - and how they can provide insight into current affairs, such as the future course of China's increasingly important strategic and military role in the world. He describes how to win the information war, how to lead by example, and how to use alliances to defeat the opponent. Perhaps the most important lesson to be learned from Sun Tzu, especially for strategists who want to maximize their resources, is how to "win without fighting." And, should fighting be unavoidable, victory should be achieved in a manner that minimizes losses, leaving the victor stronger and ensuring a lasting peace." "Including the full text of The Art of War in the popular Griffith translation, with cross-references to quotations used in the book, Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare unlocks these elusive secrets for anyone interested in strategy and warfare, whether they are professional soldiers, military history buffs, or business executives."--Jacket
The art of war : including the translated The sayings of Wu Tzu by Sunzi( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese classic that remains and international bestselling business and self-help manual to this day. With millions of copies sold worldwide in hundreds of translations, its central message of winning without conflict is as pertinent now as it was 2,500 years ago
Sun tzu : the art of war for managers : new translation with commentary : 50 rules for strategic thinking by Sunzi( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now, the strategic wisdom of Sun Tzu in powerful 10-minute lessons to enhance your business success. Benefit from the newest translation of The Art of War; interpretations from other translators and strategists; and 50 strategic rules with business commentary such as Win without Fighting, Look for Strategic Turns, and Make Victory the Only Option
Master Sun's Art of war by Sunzi( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The art of war = [Sunzi bing fa]
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Dzi, Sun, 6.gs. p.m.ē.

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Sonshi, 6th century B.C.

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Sun, Chʻang-chʻing, 6e siècle av. J.-C.

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