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  The Internet Classics Archive | The Art of War by Sun Tzu
The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field.
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:--this is the art of retaining self-possession.
The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
classics.mit.edu /Tzu/artwar.html   (10111 words)

 Art of War by SunTzu [SunZi] -English Hypertext
By LIONEL GILES, M.A. [This is the basic text of Sun Tzu on the Art of War.
Sun Tzu said: In war, the general receives his commands from the sovereign, collects his army and concentrates his forces 2.
If asked how to cope with a great host of the enemy in orderly array and on the point of marching to the attack, I should say: "Begin by seizing something which your opponent holds dear; then he will be amenable to your will." 19.
www.chinapage.com /sunzi-e.html   (10218 words)

 Pentrace Article # 437:- SUN TZU The Art of War - Krone Limited Edition
Sun Tzu from the Art of WarThe central premise of Sun Tzu’s classic treatise on warfare, the Art of War, is that there is no human endeavor more important to the survival of a nation state than the ability to conduct war properly.
The war was in its fiftieth year and at a critical juncture with the state of Wu’s survival hanging in the balance.
THE ART OF WAR is lettered atop the cap band and, true to Krone’s historical tie-in, a piece of The Great Wall is imbedded in the band.
www.pentrace.net /penbase/Data_Returns/full_article.asp?id=437   (0 words)

 Sun Tzu's The Art of War
The outcome of war usually determines the life and death of its subjects and the survival or demise of the nation.
Hence it is imperative that the art of war should be carefully analysed and thoroughly studied.
In war, direct tactics are employed in engagement; but it is the use of indirect tactics (deceptive and unexpected moves) that lead to a victory.
www.geocities.com /wangawanga7/aow.htm   (0 words)

 Sun Tzu-The Art of War
The simplicity of the Art of War as appossed to other Chinese texts on strategy such as the Master of Demon Valley (Cleary: 1996) means the text does not specify certain areas of strategy and exclude others.
The art of war follows the principles of Taoism in that it stresses that nature and the universe are not complicated and that simplicity is the true way, not the human complexities of culture.
The art of war is known for its use of politics in warfare.
www.waikato.ac.nz /wfass/subjects/history/waimilhist/1998/suntzu.html   (3458 words)

 The Art of War Sun Tzu
The Art of War was written during China's Spring and Autumn period.
Around 500 BC the Art of War was written to educate and impress the nobility.
In 1972 a large quantity of previously lost Art of War text is discovered in a tomb at Yin Chueh Shan, China.
artofwar.thetao.info /china/printer.htm   (0 words)

 The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Search, Read, Study, Discuss.
Not only does 'The Art of War' deals with manoeuvers and tactics in the battlefield, it addresses everything a commander should take into account prior to engaging battle: logistics, intelligence, terrain, morale and last, but not least, the psychological understanding of the opponent.
As I mentioned above, 'The Art of War' cannot be seen as guidance for the ethics and morality of our acts, nonetheless, it is a valuable instrument when it comes down to overcome daily life difficulties, it helps focus problems in such a way they can be solved systematically.
"The art of war" is a book of intellengence, a book to guide you succes on every possible aspect of human life, in the last 2000 years, human have adapted it to bussiness, managing, sports, even learning.
www.online-literature.com /suntzu/artofwar   (894 words)

 DP F1995M: The Art of Diplomacy in The Art of War
DP F1995M: The Art of Diplomacy in The Art of War
War was more or less a disorganized free-for-all, and as far as is known, organized principles of military strategy did not exist (at least in written form) until The Art of War.
The art of war is of vital importance to the State.
www.diplom.org /Zine/F1995M/Szykman/Art.html   (2283 words)

 The Art of War
War is a matter of vital importance to the state; a matter of life or death, the road either to survival or to ruin.
Generally, in war the best policy is to take a state intact; to ruin it is inferior to this.
Generally, he who occupies the field of battle first and awaits his enemy is at ease, and he who comes later to the scene and rushes into the fight is weary.
web.utah.edu /stc/tai-chi/art-of-war.html   (3897 words)

 The Art of War
The Art of War is an ancient book, written some 2500 years ago by a Chinese general named Sun Tzu.
The art of war is of vital importance to the state.
The victory in the Gulf War was, indeed, a partial victory because President Bush interfered with the general on the scene.
users.stargate.net /~circlek/books/reviews/artofwar.html   (0 words)

 The Art of War - Rotten Tomatoes
The Art of War becomes a convoluted yarn of international conspiracies thinner than the paper the script is printed on.
The Art of War seems to be processed through some demented kaleidoscope, suggesting a film that might exist while the one that does is giving you a headache.
The Art of War manages to entertain without being enriching, and, at least in some circles, that's the definition of what a summer film is supposed to accomplish.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/1099604-art_of_war   (0 words)

 Art of war - Art of War by SunTzu [SunZi] -English Hypertext
The Art of War is noted for its realistic assessment of the political The art of war is governed by five constant factors, all of which need to be taken
Li Jing's The Art of War is said to be a revision of Sun Tzu's strategies.
The Art of War By Sun Tzu Translated by Lionel Giles London : Luzac and co., Sun Tzu said: The art of war is of vital importance to the State.
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 On The Art of War
Other sources state the origins of The Art of War to be placed somewhere around 400 BC or as early as 320 BC.
Perhaps the greatest strength of The Art of War is providing a concise and early explanation of the realist theory.
Overall, The Art of War is useful in providing a glimpse into the earliest foundations of realism and as one of the first tactical texts written.
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 Review of The Art of War by the Great Hart
You always have to appreciate the extra songs, but then you dread the filler material that had to be inserted.
The Art of War is one of those 2 CD efforts, and one that comes off quite well.
Art of War is simply a collection of mostly laid back cool Bone tracks.
www.msu.edu /user/dalrymp6/artofwar.html   (917 words)

 EAWC Anthology: The Art of War
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy: -- this is the art of retaining self-possession.
To be near the goal while the enemy is still far from it, to wait at ease while the enemy is toiling and struggling, to be well-fed while the enemy is famished: -- this is the art of husbanding one's strength.
Spies are a most important element in war, because on them depends an army's ability to move.
eawc.evansville.edu /anthology/artwar.htm   (10118 words)

 LibriVox » The Art Of War by Sunzi (translated by Lionel Giles)
The Art Of War by Sunzi (translated by Lionel Giles)
“The Art of War is a Chinese military treatise written during the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu.
The Art of War is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on both military planning and beyond.
librivox.org /the-art-of-war-by-sun-tzu   (0 words)

 Sun Tzu on The Art of War (Part 1)
Sun Tzu said: In the operations of war, where there are in the field a thousand swift chariots, as many heavy chariots, and a hundred thousand mail-clad soldiers, [The "swift chariots" were lightly built and, according to Chang Yu, used for the attack; the "heavy chariots" were heavier, and designed for purposes of defense.
In each case, the war- chariot was the important factor, forming as it did the nucleus round which was grouped a certain number of foot-soldiers.
It is the rule in war, if our forces are ten to the enemy's one, to surround him; if five to one, to attack him; [Straightway, without waiting for any further advantage.] if twice as numerous, to divide our army into two.
www.molossia.org /milacademy/suntext.html   (0 words)

 frieze   (Site not responding. Last check: )
War machines, according to the philosophers, are polymorphous; diffuse organizations characterized by their capacity for metamorphosis, made up of small groups that split up or merge with one another, depending on contingency and circumstances.
The swarm manoeuvre was in fact adapted, from the Artificial Intelligence principle of swarm intelligence, which assumes that problem-solving capacities are found in the interaction and communication of relatively unsophisticated agents (ants, birds, bees, soldiers) with little or no centralized control.
In discursive terms, war — if it is not a total war of annihilation — constitutes a form of discourse between enemies.
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 The Art of War
In this, his greatest book, he divides The Art Of War into five branches - strategy, grand tactics, logistics, engineering and tactics - and also recognises the importance of a sixth: diplomacy in relation to war, a military consideration as well as a political one.
After examining the various types of war, and the pitfalls attached to them, he continues with an expert analysis of strategic problems posed by different theatres and terrains, the tactics of attack and defence, surprise manoeuvres, special operations, the importance of reconnaissance and the deployment of military forces.
With its many references to particular Napoleonic campaigns as well as the general problems of certain military situations, The Art of War is a book both for Napoleonic enthusiasts and all those interested in war-gaming and the waging of war.
www.napoleon-series.org /greenhill/library/c_jomini.html   (309 words)

 Chinese Cultural Studies: Sunzi: The Art of War
The Art of War is noted for its realistic assessment of the political constraints of warfare.
The art of war is governed by five constant factors, all of which need to be taken into account.
In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy's country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall/texts/suntzu.html   (0 words)

 Online NewsHour: Seeing the Iraq War Through Art -- November 29, 2005
JEFFREY BROWN: We're used to seeing the war in Iraq through the lens of a camera, video on the nightly news, photos in the morning paper.
They're the work of artist Steve Mumford who made four trips to Iraq, ten months in all, part of the time embedded with military units, mostly on his own walking the streets of Baghdad, always with a sketch pad and pen or brush in hand.
I mean, I think post World War II people got so used to the idea of the camera being the kind of device of record that drawing came to seem completely outmoded.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec05/art_11-29.html   (1063 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Art of War (Penguin Classics): Books: Sun Tzu   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The art of war is the art to deceive: 'Apparent confusion is a product of good order; apparent cowardice, of courage; apparent weakness, of strength'.
The Art of War is one of the foundational works of strategic thinking.
It is not just a book about war but is a guide to life and this version gives explanations of the text from selected experts but firstly gives you the raw treatise allowing you to make up your own mind of the meaning.
www.amazon.co.uk /Art-War-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140439196   (1868 words)

 Amazon.com: The Art of War: Books: Sun Tzu,B. H. Liddell Hart,Samuel B. Griffith
The Art of War is the Swiss army knife of military theory--pop out a different tool for any situation.
The Art of War is a military classic, written around 400 BC.
The central themes are to attack where the enemy is weak, deceive the enemy into attacking you on your terms (not his), and the use of espionage to confuse the enemy while gathering information for your own use.
www.amazon.com /Art-UNESCO-Collection-Representative-Works/dp/0195014766   (0 words)

 MetroActive Movies | The Art of War
IN THE NEW B-MOVIE POTBOILER The Art of War, Wesley Snipes, who also co-produced, plays a member of a team of American agents who pull off impossible missions so covert not even their superior, the U.N. secretary general (Donald Sutherland), is aware of them.
The Art of War rips off almost every single conspiracy thriller of the last decade, from Mission: Impossible to Snake Eyes to Enemy of the State.
The Art of War (R; 117 min.), directed by Christian Duguay, written by Wayne Beach and Simon Davis Barry, photographed by Pierre Gill and starring Wesley Snipes, Marie Matiko and Donald Sutherland, plays in Aptos at Aptos Cinemas, in Santa Cruz at Santa Cruz Cinema 9 and in Watsonville at the Fox Theatre.
www.metroactive.com /papers/cruz/08.30.00/artofwar-0035.html   (298 words)

 Gary Gagliardi, America's Leading Authority of Sun Tzu's The Art of War   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An early version of this work is available from Clearbridge as The Art of War Plus The Amazing Secrets of Sun Tzu in book, video, and audio seminars, but a more complete form will come out next year.
Using The Art of War's hidden principles, he went from success to success in business, finally building a multimillion-dollar high-tech software company from nothing.
Instead he mastered the art of war in business, specifically the software business, where tragically thick glasses were no handicap.
www.artofwarplus.com /Gagliardi/Gary.htm   (1278 words)

 The Art of War
Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War thousands of years ago in China as a manual on warfare.
The sequences are moderately thrilling and the martial arts are neat, but everything is lost in Simon Davis Barry and Wayne Beach's (Murder at 1600) convoluted script.
The basic gist is that China is on the brink of opening diplomatic and economic ties to the rest of the world, and some people are not too happy about it.
www.haro-online.com /movies/art_of_war.html   (0 words)

 Sun Tzu and the Art of War
The Art of War represents the earliest existing codification of military and political strategy, and is probably the most widely-read work on strategy in history.
The perfection of an "art of strategy" which would minimize the disruption and social cost of increasingly terrible and bloody wars was clearly desirable.
The Art of War consistently indicates a marked dislike for warfare.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/DiplomacyWorld/hoyt2.htm   (2257 words)

 Flunking the Art of War
And the choice of Sun-Tzu's fifth century B.C. classic, "The Art of War" was tantalizing.
The very fact that the U.S. wages war on Iraq is a sign either of weakness or lack of wisdom, the latter a failure to perceive one's own interests.
It is the field on which life or death is determined and the road which leads to either survival or ruin, and must be examined with greatest care.
www.prisonplanet.com /articles/june2006/080606_b_Flunking.htm   (0 words)

 Prometheon: The Art of War
An evident example of this is "The Art of War," the book of Chinese philosophies that were followed by Sunzi and then by Sun Tzu.
The same allocation to the economy and its structure are not directed to every long term business relationship, but is evidence for the war melancholy of some entrepreneurs.
The bestseller from business schools, "The Art of War" (156 pages, 14.90 DM) was composed by Sunzi about 2500 years ago.
www.speaking.com /articles_html/DeanLundell_1027.html   (1410 words)

 The Art of War (2000)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ever since his breakthrough role in "Passenger 57." There are many great moments of action in "The Art of War." Sure, the plot is far from compelling, but the energy and fast pace keeps it fueled.
"The Art of War" is not a work of art, but it's a great popcorn flick and one that won't put you to sleep!
I'm not going to give anything away, so I'll just say, "Why is it in these movies the characters never seem to know who their limo driver is?" It's an overused cliche and a cheap surprise.
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