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The Art of War: The Denma Translation Paperback - 2002

by Sun-Tzu

This translation--accompanied by the translators' in-depth essays and illuminating line-by-line commentary--offers a fresh perspective on this ancient Chinese text. Here, Sun Tzu's strategic principles of warfare are seen as universally relevant.


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Previous translations of The Art of War have presented Sun Tzu's classic from the point of view of military strategy, Chinese history, or Taoist philosophy. This translation--accompanied by the translators' in-depth essays and illuminating line-by-line commentary--offers a fresh perspective on this ancient Chinese text. Here, Sun Tzu's strategic principles of warfare (based as they were on the fundamental insights of the Chinese spiritual and philosophical tradition) are seen as universally relevant--the foundation for personal transformation and the creation of an enlightened society. In this translation of The Art of War , Sun Tzu's teachings are revealed in an entirely new light. - War is any situation that demands hard choices about creation and destruction, life or death.
- The state is the system in which we live--our household, our culture or society, or our own mind.
- Defense ensures the integrity of our boundaries and allows life to flourish within them.
- Force is the energy of concentrated action.
- Victory lies in bringing others around to embracing a larger view--one that includes their own--without ever going to battle.

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  • Title The Art of War: The Denma Translation
  • Author Sun-Tzu
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 272
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Shambhala, Boston
  • Date March 19, 2002
  • Features Bibliography, Index
  • ISBN 9781570629044 / 1570629048
  • Weight 0.86 lbs (0.39 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.98 x 6.04 x 0.7 in (22.81 x 15.34 x 1.78 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Military art and science
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2004266608
  • Dewey Decimal Code 355.02

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"The commentary and essays included will help the reader appreciate that this work has endured, not simply as a manual for the conduct of warfare but because of the depth of the principles on which it is based and their applicability to everyday life."—Library Journal



"An exhilarating experience. The principles of translation are among the best I have ever encountered. They have a collective genius. . . ."—Victor H. Mair, Professor, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Pennsylvania

"The Denma Group show us how to apply Sun Tzu's wisdom in everyday situations."—James A. Autry, co-author of Real Wisdom: Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching

About the author

The warrior-philosopher and master strategist Sun Tzu, about whom little is known, compiled The Art of War more than two thousand years ago. Legend has it that he was known for the brilliant campaigns he led around the time of Confucius. His work was memorized and passed down orally, before eventually being copied onto bamboo strips and passed around.
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