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The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China Paperback – 1 Jan 1999

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  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: China Books & Periodicals (Jan. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0835126420
  • ISBN-13: 978-0835126427
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 12.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,264,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x926b82a0) out of 5 stars 18 reviews
22 of 27 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92afe03c) out of 5 stars Dr. Paul Chan 27 Mar. 2003
By Paul Chan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An interesting and easy to read book that explains the classic 36 strategies of ancient China, and uses extensive examples to illustrate the practical implementation of these strategies. If you are strategist and a "The Art of War" fan, then I highly recommend this book.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9278188c) out of 5 stars Decent enough, 30 Aug. 2010
By DaoStrategist - Published on Amazon.com
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This has a nice collection of historical anecdotes and folk tales, but it wasn't what I expected it to be. I guess the actual "Thirty-six Strategums" is too small to publish? Hence why the author of this book decided to elaborate? I also wish he kept the original format of the scroll. Listing it in the preface doesn't help me categorize the strategies later.

This is, however, the only book on the subject I was able to find. The wiki article outlines the strategums better: [...].
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x922be6d8) out of 5 stars Absolutely Wonderful Gem! 6 Sept. 2011
By SurvivorsUnite - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I have yet to finish this book but I am so impressed with it, one reason is because my 13 year old daughter is now reading it and I have to constantly remove it from her room! Very telling of how history repeats itself and how what you don't know can be used against you! Fun and very interesting find!
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x92781f64) out of 5 stars Excellent and detailed 23 May 2007
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Very well written treatise of the 36 strategies. The strategies are usually ruthless, almost always involving deception, using quite inventive ways to trick the opponent. Most notable for the complete lack of ethics and win-at-all costs approach, and often for the subtleness of the strategies. Excellent.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x926b60c4) out of 5 stars Strategy is not tactics 1 April 2013
By Erik C. Pihl - Published on Amazon.com
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These writings seem to be selected from Sun-tzu, Sun Bin, and Zhuge Liang; arguably some of the most brilliant military strategists in world history. The descriptions are clear and the examples germain. This book would be of value to anyone who would like to think "outside the box" for a while.
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