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Sun Tzu's The Art of War: Bilingual Edition Complete Chinese and English Text by [Sun Tzu]
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In this Japanese ink painting book renowned Japanese master Shozo Sato offers his own personal teaching on the beautiful art of sumi-e painting.

Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting provides step-by-step, photo-by-photo instructions to guide learners in the correct form, motions and techniques of Japanese sumi-e painting.

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All warfare is based on deception. Thus, when able to attack, we must seem unable. Hold out bait to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him. If he is in superior strength, evade him. If your opponent is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1667 KB
  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 1 edition (18 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ABU0PK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #778,607 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My son asked for a copy of Art of War for his 16th birthday. He had heard of it from friends, I think, but didn't know much about it.
I was keen to get a good translation, nicely presented. Something that he could keep and refer back to as the years went by.

After looking at several other versions, I settled on this one.

First it's hardback, an obvious requirement, and good quality.

What I liked most is the inclusion of the original Chinese preceding each English translation. Lionel Giles' translation is widely regarded as excellent, with no twisting of the meaning "suit a western perspective". It's a straight translation, and let the western reader draw his or her own meaning from it.

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The ultimate strategist of the human mind and never been bettered. This is an excellent translation.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x86042948) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
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HASH(0x860205ac) out of 5 stars Timeless Wisdom 13 Jun. 2007
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Format: Hardcover
As others have noted some of the tactical advice is thousands of years out of date, but the vision of strategic issues is still very relevant. This edition is well written and an easy read.

It does not take an interest in the military to make this a great read.
It is also a great read for anyone interested in politics and will help one to understand the antics of folks like James Carville.

Sun Tzu is also the foundation of much of the work of Col John Boyd that has had such a major impact on the current military.

A reader of Sun Tzu might have a very different take on why there has not been a massive terrorist attack on America after 9-11. One of his basic principles is to separate the population from the enemy leadership. Clearly 9-11 connected the leaders with the population. The absence of an attack has allowed the anti-war movement space to become effective.

Knowledge of Sun Tzu is most helpful in understanding a major force on current world leaders from Chinese leadership Muslim fundamentalists.
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HASH(0x860d85e8) out of 5 stars Simplified Chinese, not interlinear traditional as shown 30 July 2014
By MC - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Be careful, this edition is NOT the same as the one in the "look inside" images. This one does NOT have the original traditional text interlinear with the English translation, as shown in the "look inside" images. It has simplified text all at the end of the book.
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HASH(0x878f5560) out of 5 stars great read, intense 25 Dec. 2012
By Nick - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
i like the fact that i'm not getting the extended version that someone has translated and added "THEIR" opinion. great read, just shows how much thought was put into going to war back then compared to these days.
HASH(0x86a7a060) out of 5 stars The Superior Translation 16 Nov. 2014
By Andrew Kozak - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An excellent dual-language presentation, this text of "The Art of War" provides alternating-language content in a natural page flow as opposed to side by side. This allows the reader to keep her place more easily when jumping back and forth between languages.
HASH(0x87624a5c) out of 5 stars Five Stars 23 July 2015
By David B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
excellent writings for those who's lives are destined for military career.
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