The Complete Art of War

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface x
  • A Note on Pronunciation xiv
  • Chronology of Approximate Dynastic Periods xv
  • Introduction 1
  • Sun-Tzu Art of War - Translation and Commentary 37
  • 1 - Initial Estimations 39
  • 2 - Waging War 45
  • 3 - Planning Offensives 49
  • 4 - Military Disposition 55
  • 5 - Strategic Military Power 61
  • 6 - Vacuity and Substance 67
  • 7 - Military Combat 75
  • 8 - Nine Changes 81
  • 9 - Maneuvering the Army 87
  • 10 - Configurations of Terrain 95
  • 11 - Nine Terrains 101
  • 12 - Incendiary Attacks 113
  • 13 - Employing Spies 117
  • 14 - Nine Configurations and Two Questions (Passages from the T'Ung Tien) 123
  • Sun Pin Military Methods - Translation and Commentary 133
  • 1 - Capture of P'Ang Chüan 135
  • 2 - Audience with King Wei 139
  • 3 - The Questions of King Wei 143
  • 4 - T'Ien Chi Inquires about Fortifications 151
  • 5 - Selecting the Troops 157
  • 6 - Lunar Warfare 161
  • 7 - Eight Formations 165
  • 8 - Treasures of Terrain 171
  • 9 - Preparation of Strategic Power 175
  • 10 - Nature of the Army 181
  • 11 - Implementing Selection 185
  • 12 - Killing Officers 189
  • 13 - Expanding Ch'I 193
  • 14 - Offices, I 201
  • 15 - Strengthening the Army 209
  • 16 - Ten Deployments 213
  • 17 - Ten Questions 221
  • 18 - Regulating Mailed Troops 229
  • 19 - Distinction between Guest and Host 231
  • 20 - Those Who Excel 237
  • 21 - Five Names, Five Respects 241
  • 22 - The Army's Losses 245
  • 23 - The General's Righteousness 251
  • 24 - The General's Virtue 255
  • 25 - The General's Defeats 259
  • 26 - The General's Losses 263
  • 27 - Male and Female Cities 267
  • 28 - Five Criteria, Nine Seizings 273
  • 29 - The Dense and Diffuse 277
  • 30 - Unorthodox and Orthodox 283
  • 31 - Five Instructions 289
  • 32 - Employing Cavalry (supplement from the T'Ung Tien) 293
  • 33 - Attacking the Heart (A T'Ai-P'Ing Yü-Lan Fragment) 297
  • Index of Strategic Concepts and Tactical Principles 299
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