The Art of War

The Definitive Translation of the Linyi Text

by Sun-Tzu, J. H. Huang

On Sale: 04/08/2008

The Art of War

The Definitive Translation of the Linyi Text

by Sun-Tzu, J. H. Huang

On Sale: 04/08/2008

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About the Book

 The landmark translation, based on the "Linyi text" that predates all previous versions by 1,000 years.

"There is no doubt that J. H. Huang's new translation of Sun-tzu will be valuable to scholars of military art for many years to come. . . . An important work." — General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

"The Linyi verion of Sun-tzu provides a fresh new interpretation of Sun-tzu's classic works. As the oldest version yet discovered, it lays strong claim to the closet adherence of Sun-tzu's true intent." — General David W. Barno

Sun-tzu's The Art of War is the classic work on strategic thinking. Throughout recorded history, Sun-tzu's wisdom, rules, and philosophy have been eagerly embraced by warriors, leaders, and gentle contemplators alike.

This edition is an entirely new text based on manuscripts discovered in Linyi, China, in 1972 that predate all previous texts by as many as one thousand years. To better convey Sun-tzu's original intent, translator, researcher, and interpreter J. H. Huang traced the roots of the language to Sun-tzu's own time—before 221 b.c. In addition to his wonderfully clear interpretation, Huang gives readers an introduction to the history behind The Art of War, includes six appendices—five of which were uncovered at Linyi and are not available in any other edition—and offers his own insightful comments on the meaning of the text.

Critical Praise

“There is no doubt that J. H. Huang’s new translation of Sun Tzu will be valuable to anyone who is a student of The Art of War. It will be used by scholars for years to come.” — General Norman Schwarzkopf

"The Linyi verion of Sun-tzu provides a fresh new interpretation of Sun-tzu's classic works. As the oldest version yet discovered, it lays strong claim to the closet adherence of Sun-tzu's true intent. ... This edition presents Huang's open and accessible text to a new generation." — Lt. General David W. Barno

“May be the greatest book on war ever written. . . . Time-tested poetry for the strategic mind.” — Fortune

“The modern manager’s bible.” — Inc.

“The Art of War, written 2,400 years ago, retains its relevance as a treatise on winning. . . . Its lessons in combat tactics and troop management have have made The Art of War a standard text in business school classes.” — Los Angeles Times

“The most succinct strategy document ever written.” — Lee Atwater

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061351419
  • ISBN 10: 0061351415
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
  • On Sale: 04/08/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Reference
  • BISAC2 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Research & Development
  • BISAC3 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Sales & Selling / Management
  • BISAC4 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning
  • BISAC5 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business
  • BISAC6 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Education
  • BISAC7 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Motivational
  • BISAC8 : PHILOSOPHY / Political
  • BISAC9 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Negotiating
  • BISAC10 : PHILOSOPHY / Eastern

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