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Sunzi active 6th century B.C.

Overview
Works: 884 works in 2,511 publications in 21 languages and 36,579 library holdings
Genres: Instructional and educational works  Case studies  History  Quotations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Periodicals  Sacred books  Comic books, strips, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: U101, 355.02
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Most widely held works by Sunzi
The art of war by Sunzi( Book )

329 editions published between 1901 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 13,320 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
Sun-tzu : the art of warfare : the first English translation incorporating the recently discovered Yin-chʻüeh-shan texts by Sunzi( Book )

416 editions published between 1621 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 5,506 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 art of war by Sunzi( Recording )

131 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,753 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; the oldest military treatise in the world by Sunzi( )

30 editions published between 1910 and 2017 in English and held by 1,442 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)
Sun tzu : the art of war for managers : new translation with commentary : 50 rules for strategic thinking by Sunzi( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,198 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
The complete art of war by Sunzi( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 765 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
The art of war by Sunzi( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 290 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 )

42 editions published between 1910 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 223 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
El arte de la guerra by Sunzi( )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ancient Chinese military treatise is a classic work of nonfiction that is still widely read for its military insights. For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid text that reveals as much about psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. Each of its thirteen chapters focuses on a different aspect of warfare. The definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time, The Art of War remains relevant to this day, making it the oldest and most successful book on the subject
The art of war : a new translation by Sunzi( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ancient Chinese treatise on the strategies of war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence
The art of war : including the translated The sayings of Wu Tzu by Sunzi( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Swedish and held by 142 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
The art of war : an illustrated edition by Sunzi( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise attributed to Sun Tzu a high-ranking military general, strategist and tactician, and it was believed to have been compiled during the late Spring and Autumn period or early Warring States period. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare. It is commonly known to be the definitive work on military strategy and tactics of its time. It has been the most famous and influential of China?s Seven Military Classics, and for the last two thousand years it remained the most important military treatise in Asia, where even the common people knew it by name. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond. (Amazon)
L'art de la guerre by Sunzi( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sun Tzu and the art of modern warfare by Mark McNeilly( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 100 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
El arte de la guerra by Sunzi( Book )

36 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in Spanish and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of War written by the legendary Sun Tzu is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time. This great classic on war and strategy has been read by many in all walks of life from politicians to business leaders and the like. For many, The Art of War is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Sun Tzu is highly recommended
The art of war : plus the ancient Chinese revealed by Sunzi( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Art de la guerre by Sunzi( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Arte da Guerra é um célebre tratado de estratégia militar da autoria de Sun Tzu (544-496 a. C.), escrito na China durante o século IV a. C., que constitui um marco entre os escritos militares e estratégicos da História da Humanidade. Apresentado na versão integral, o presente livro integra a colecção Clássicos Texto, que pretende divulgar obras de autores incontornáveis na literatura mundial de todos os tempos
L'arte della guerra by Sunzi( Book )

30 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in Italian and Spanish and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shi yi jia zhu Sunzi [3 juan] Fu jin yi by Sunzi( Book )

6 editions published between 1962 and 1974 in Chinese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunzi shi jia zhu by Sunzi( Book )

11 editions published between 1924 and 1978 in Chinese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The art of war; the oldest military treatise in the world
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Sun-tzu : the art of warfare : the first English translation incorporating the recently discovered Yin-chʻüeh-shan textsThe art of warThe art of war; the oldest military treatise in the worldSun tzu : the art of war for managers : new translation with commentary : 50 rules for strategic thinkingThe complete art of warThe art of warSun Tzǔ on the art of war, the oldest military treatise in the worldEl arte de la guerra
Alternative Names
Bingjiazhisheng, active 6th century B.C.

Bingsheng, active 6th century B.C.

Sonja, active 6th century B.C.

Sonshi, active 6th century B.C.

Ssun-ds', active 6th century B.C.

Sun, Chʻang-chʻing, active 6th century B.C.

Sun, Changqing, active 6th century B.C.

Sun, Tse, active 6th century B.C.

Sun, T︠S︡zy, active 6th century B.C.

Sun, Tze, active 6th century B.C.

Sun-tzu

Sun-tzu, 6th cent. B.C.

Sun, Tzu, active 6th century B.C.

Sun tzu Wu, active 6th century B.C.

Sun, Wu, active 6th century B.C.

Sun, Ze, active 6th century B.C.

Sun Zi

Sun zi Wu, active 6th century B.C.

Sunwuzi, active 6th century B.C.

Sunzi, 6th cent. B.C.

Tôn-tử, active 6th century B.C.

Tôn-Võ Tử, active 6th century B.C.

Tse, Sun, active 6th century B.C.

Tzu, Sun, active 6th century B.C.

Wu, Sun, active 6th century B.C.

Wu, Sun Tzu, active 6th century B.C.

Ze, Sun, active 6th century B.C.

סון צו, active 6th century B.C.

سون زي،, active 6th century B.C.

兵家至圣, active 6th century B.C.

兵圣, active 6th century B.C.

孫子, 6th cent. B.C.

孫子, active 6th century B.C.

孫武, active 6th century B.C.

孙武子, active 6th century B.C.

孙长卿, active 6th century B.C.

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