Sun Zi's Art Of War Analysis

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Sun Zi’s Art of War is the oldest Chinese military classic in Chinese literature and the most well-known Chinese military treatise in the eastern and western world. It is written by Sun Zi who is also known as Sun Wu around the 400-320 B.C. and thus, now, the book which consisted of 13 chapters and about 6,200 words written in classical Chinese is over 2,400 years old today. The 13 chapters are as follows: 1. Detailed assessment and planning, 2. Waging war, 3. Strategic attack, 4. Disposition of the army, 5. Forces, 6. Weaknesses and strengths, 7. Military manoeuvres, 8. Variations and adaptability, 9. Movement and deployment of troops, 10. Terrain, 11. The nine battlegrounds, 12. Attacking with fire and 13. Intelligence and espionage. This…show more content…
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