Library of Chinese Classics: Wu Zi | The Methods of the Sima | Wei Liao Zi (Chinese-English)
Edited and translated into modern Chinese by Wang Shijin, Huang Pumin, and Ren Li
Translated into English by Pan Jiabin
Published by Military Science Publishing House, 2005
Library binding book, dimensions 960 x 640, 1/16, hardcover, 355 pages
Wu Zi, a well-known military book of ancient China, was one of the Seven Mitary Classics designated by the Emperor in the Song Dynasty. The author was Wu Qi (440 BC -381 BC), a famous military scientist, statesman and reformer in the early Warring States Period. It elaborates on the guidelines of ruling a state and controlling an army, examines the causes of war and its various types, stresses the flexible methods of combat, proposes the principles and means of training, dwells on the importance of generals and the means of giving rewards and punishments.
The Methods of the Sima, a well-known military book of ancient China, was one of the Seven Military Classics designated by the Emperor in the Song Dynasty. It explains the fundamental theory of wa and the important principles for directing an army. What's more precious in this book are the ancient military institutions, orders and rites. So it was a more important military book in the category of "military laws" in the Pre-Qin Days. It influence can be seen in many of the military books in ancient China later, including Sun Zi's Art of War.
Wei Liao Zi, a well-known military book of ancient China, was one of the Seven Military Classics designated by the Emperor in the Song Dynasty. With its naive materialist thinking, it holds that correct political tactics and economic measures are the basic guarantee for military victory. It maintains that a war can be won by three ways: "by Dao (Right Way)," "by awesomeness," and "by strength." It stresses running military affairs according to law and elaborates many things about military training.
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