Unorthodox Strategies for the Everyday Warrior

By Ralph D. Sawyer; Met-Chün Lee Sawyer | Go to book overview

Unorthodox
Strategies
for the
Everyday
Warrior

Translated, with Historical Introduction and Commentary, by Ralph D. Sawyer

With the collaboration of Met-chün Lee Sawyer

WestviewPress A Division of HarperCollinsPublishers

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • A Note on Pronunciation xiii
  • Chronology of Approximate Dynastic Periods xv
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Estimates 19
  • 2 - Plans 22
  • 3 - Spies 24
  • 4 - Elite Forces 26
  • 5 - The Infantry 28
  • 6 - The Cavalry 31
  • 7 - Amphibious Strategies 35
  • 8 - Chariots 37
  • 9 - Trust 40
  • 10 - Instructions 42
  • 11 - Large Numbers 44
  • 12 - Small Numbers 47
  • 13 - Love 49
  • 14 - Awesomeness 52
  • 15 - Rewards 56
  • 16 - Punishment 58
  • 17 - The Host 60
  • 18 - The Guest 63
  • 19 - The Strong 66
  • 20 - The Weak 69
  • 21 - Arrogance 71
  • 22 - Alliances 75
  • 23 - Disposition 77
  • 24 - Strategic Power 79
  • 25 - Daylight 82
  • 26 - Night 85
  • 27 - Preparation 86
  • 28 - Provisions 88
  • 29 - Local Guides 90
  • 30 - Knowledge 92
  • 31 - Observers 95
  • 32 - Marshes 97
  • 33 - Contentious Terrain 100
  • 34 - Advantageous Terrain 102
  • 35 - Mountains 105
  • 36 - Valleys 108
  • 37 - Offense 110
  • 38 - Defense 113
  • 39 - Initiative 115
  • 40 - Response 116
  • 41 - The Unorthodox 118
  • 42 - The Orthodox 122
  • 43 - The Vacuous 124
  • 44 - The Substantial 126
  • 45 - Recklessness 127
  • 46 - Weightiness 130
  • 47 - Profit 132
  • 48 - Harm 134
  • 49 - Security 136
  • 50 - Danger 140
  • 51 - Fighting to the Death 143
  • 52 - Seeking Life 146
  • 53 - The Hungry 147
  • 54 - The Sated 150
  • 55 - Fatigue 152
  • 56 - Ease 154
  • 57 - Victory 155
  • 58 - Defeat 157
  • 59 - Advancing 159
  • 60 - Retreating 161
  • 61 - Provocation 163
  • 62 - Compulsion 166
  • 63 - The Distant 168
  • 64 - The Nearby 170
  • 65 - Rivers 171
  • 66 - Incendiary Strategies 175
  • 67 - Slowness 177
  • 68 - Quickness 181
  • 69 - Order 185
  • 70 - Disorder 186
  • 71 - Segmenting 190
  • 72 - Uniting 193
  • 73 - Anger 196
  • 74 - Spirit 199
  • 75 - Retreats 202
  • 76 - Pursuits 204
  • 77 - Refusing Battle 207
  • 78 - Inevitable Combat 208
  • 79 - Avoidance 211
  • 80 - Sieges 213
  • 81 - Utterances 215
  • 82 - Peace Negotiations 218
  • 83 - Enduring Attacks 220
  • 84 - Surrenders 222
  • 85 - The Heavens 224
  • 86 - The Human 227
  • 87 - The Difficult 233
  • 88 - The Easy 235
  • 89 - Bait 237
  • 90 - Estrangement 239
  • 91 - Doubt 243
  • 92 - The Impoverished 245
  • 93 - Wind 246
  • 94 - Snow 248
  • 95 - Nurturing Spirit 251
  • 96 - Fear 254
  • 98 - Change 260
  • 99 - Enthralled with Warfare 264
  • 100 - Forgetting Warfare 268
  • Appendix: Historical Characteristics of Chinese Warfare 275
  • Indexes 281
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