By Thomas M. Kane
Sun Tzu and different classical chinese language strategic thinkers wrote in an period of social, fiscal and armed forces revolution, and was hoping to spot enduring rules of conflict and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of equally innovative switch, and this makes their principles of specific relevance for today’s strategic setting. putting those theories in historic context, Dr Kane explores historic chinese language reactions to such concerns as advances in army know-how and insurgency and terrorism, supplying fascinating comparisons among smooth and old.
The booklet explains the best way favorite chinese language thinkers - comparable to solar Tzu, Han Fei Tzu and Lao Tzu - taken care of serious strategic questions. It additionally compares their rules to these of thinkers from different instances and civilizations (e.g. Clausewitz) to light up really small print. In concluding, the ebook addresses the query of the way historical chinese language principles may tell modern strategic debates.
Ancient China on Postmodern War might be of a lot curiosity to scholars of strategic stories, chinese language philosophy and army history.
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