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By Thomas M. Kane

Sun Tzu and different classical chinese language strategic thinkers wrote in an period of social, financial and armed forces revolution, and was hoping to spot enduring ideas of battle and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of equally progressive switch, and this makes their principles of specific relevance for today’s strategic atmosphere. putting those theories in old context, Dr Kane explores historical chinese language reactions to such matters as advances in army know-how and insurgency and terrorism, delivering attention-grabbing comparisons among sleek and historic.

The ebook explains the way in which well known chinese language thinkers - corresponding to sunlight Tzu, Han Fei Tzu and Lao Tzu - taken care of serious strategic questions. It additionally compares their rules to these of thinkers from different occasions and civilizations (e.g. Clausewitz) to light up really details. In concluding, the e-book addresses the query of ways historical chinese language principles may perhaps tell modern strategic debates.

Ancient China on Postmodern War could be of a lot curiosity to scholars of strategic experiences, chinese language philosophy and armed forces history.

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