Ancient China on Postmodern War: Enduring Ideas from the by Thomas M. Kane PDF

By Thomas M. Kane

ISBN-10: 0415384796

ISBN-13: 9780415384797

ISBN-10: 0415759366

ISBN-13: 9780415759366

Sun Tzu and different classical chinese language strategic thinkers wrote in an period of social, financial and armed forces revolution, and was hoping to spot enduring rules of conflict and statecraft. The twenty-first century is a time of equally progressive swap, and this makes their principles of specific relevance for today’s strategic setting. putting those theories in historic context, Dr Kane explores historic chinese language reactions to such matters as advances in army expertise and insurgency and terrorism, delivering fascinating comparisons among smooth and historic.

The e-book explains the way in which sought after chinese language thinkers - corresponding to sunlight Tzu, Han Fei Tzu and Lao Tzu - taken care of severe strategic questions. It additionally compares their principles to these of thinkers from different occasions and civilizations (e.g. Clausewitz) to light up rather details. In concluding, the booklet addresses the query of ways old chinese language principles may possibly tell modern strategic debates.

Ancient China on Postmodern War can be of a lot curiosity to scholars of strategic reviews, chinese language philosophy and armed forces history.

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