The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China

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The SEVEN
MILITARY
CLASSICS
of ANCIENT
CHINA

translation and commentary by
RALPH D. SAWYER
with Mei-chün Sawyer

WESTVIEW PRESS
Boulder · San Francisco · Oxford

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Preface xi
  • A Note on the Translation and Pronunciation xvii
  • Chronology of Approximate Dynastic Periods xix
  • General Introduction and Historical Background of the Classics 1
  • 1 - T''Al* Kung''s Six Secret Teachings 19
  • Contents 21
  • Translator''s Introduction 23
  • I - Civil Secret Teaching 40
  • II- Martial Secret Teaching 53
  • III - Dragon Secret Teaching 60
  • IV - Tiger Secret Teaching 76
  • V - Leopard Secret Teaching 89
  • VI- Canine Secret Teaching 96
  • 2 - The Methods of the Ssu-Ma 107
  • Contents 109
  • Translator''s Introduction 111
  • 3 - Sun-Tzu''s Art of War 145
  • Contents 147
  • Translator''s Introduction 149
  • 4 - Wu-Tzu 187
  • Contents 189
  • Translator''s Introduction 191
  • 5 - Wie Liao-Tzu 225
  • Contents 227
  • Translator''s Introduction 229
  • 6 - Three Strategies of Huang Shih-Kung 277
  • Contents 279
  • Translator''s Introduction 281
  • I - Superior Strategy 292
  • II - Middle Strategy 300
  • III - Inferior Strategy 303
  • 7 - Questions and Replies between T''Ang T''Al-Tsung and LI Wei-Kung 307
  • Contents 309
  • Translator''s Introduction 311
  • Appendixes, Notes, Bibliography, Glossary, and Indexes 361
  • Appendix A- The Chariot 363
  • Appendix B- The Horse and Cavalry 367
  • Appendix C- Armor and Shields 369
  • Appendix D- The Sword 371
  • Appendix E- Military Organization 373
  • Notes 377
  • Selected Biblioraphy 513
  • Glossary of Selected Terms with Chinese Characters 533
  • Indexes 543
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