By Thomas M. Kane
Sun Tzu and different classical chinese language strategic thinkers wrote in an period of social, monetary and army revolution, and was hoping to spot enduring rules of conflict and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of equally progressive swap, and this makes their rules of specific relevance for today’s strategic setting. putting those theories in ancient context, Dr Kane explores historical chinese language reactions to such matters as advances in army expertise and insurgency and terrorism, supplying attention-grabbing comparisons among sleek and historic.
The publication explains the best way famous chinese language thinkers - akin to sunlight Tzu, Han Fei Tzu and Lao Tzu - taken care of severe strategic questions. It additionally compares their principles to these of thinkers from different instances and civilizations (e.g. Clausewitz) to light up really small print. In concluding, the booklet addresses the query of ways historical chinese language rules may tell modern strategic debates.
Ancient China on Postmodern War may be of a lot curiosity to scholars of strategic reports, chinese language philosophy and armed forces history.
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Ancient China on Postmodern War: Enduring Ideas from the Chinese Strategic Tradition (Cass Military Studies) by Thomas M. Kane