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Sunlight Tzu

The Oldest Armed service Treatise in the World

Translated from your Chinese,

with an Introduction and Critical Notes


Lionel Giles, M. A.


Department of Oriental Published Books

And Manuscripts

English Museum


The Art of Conflict by Sunshine Tzu

To my brother

Captain Valentine Giles, R. G.

in the wish that

a work 2400 years of age

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The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Intro ------------------------------------------------------------- a few Sun Wu and His Publication -------------------------------------------------5 The Text of Sun Tzu -------------------------------------------------- 17 The Commentators ---------------------------------------------------- 20 Appreciations of Sunlight Tzu --------------------------------------------24 Apologies to get War ----------------------------------------------------25 Bibliography ----------------------------------------------------------29 Footnotes -------------------------------------------------------------- 31 The Art of War---------------------------------------------------------35 I actually. Laying Programs ------------------------------------------------------35 2. Waging War------------------------------------------------------41 III. Assault by Strategem ----------------------------------------------46 4. Tactical Disposiitons ---------------------------------------------53 V. Energy ------------------------------------------------------------- 58 NI. Weak Points and Strong ------------------------------------------65 VII. Maneuvering ----------------------------------------------------74 VIII. Variations in Tactics -------------------------------------------85 IX. The Army on the March -----------------------------------------92 X. Ground ----------------------------------------------------------- 106 XI. The Nine Scenarios -------------------------------------------- 116 XII. The Attack simply by Fire ---------------------------------------------- 143 XIII. The Use of Spies ----------------------------------------------150

The Art of War by simply Sun Tzu

Sun Tzu's

The Art of War was almost unknown in

Europe till 1782, every time a French Jesuit

priest surviving in China, Frederick Amiot, obtained a copy and translated it into French. It was not a good translation because, Dr . Giles wrote, "[I]to contains a great deal that Sunshine Tzu did not write, and incredibly little indeed of what he did. "

Calapt. E. N. Calthrop, R. F. A, published the first The english language translation in 1905 in Tokyo. Dr . Giles said this translation was, " excessively negative " and! It is not merely a question of downright errors, from which non-e can hope to be wholly exempt. Omissions were regular; hard paragraphs were willfully distorted or perhaps slurred over. Such offenses are less pardonable. They would not be suffered in any copy of a Latin or Greek classic, and a similar common of credibility ought to be insisted upon in translations by Chinese. "

In 1908, a new edition of Captain Calthrop's translation was published in London. It was an improvement " omissions chock-full and numerous blunders corrected " but fresh errors were created in the process.

Dr . Giles wrote about his individual translation: " It was not undertaken away of any inflated estimate of my very own powers; yet I could not really help feeling that Sun Tzu deserved a better fortune than experienced befallen him, and I realized that, anyway, I could rarely fail to improve on the work of my predecessors. "

Doctor Giles was a leading Sinologist and a great assistant inside the

Department of Oriental Published Books and Manuscripts inside the British Art gallery.

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Ssu-ma Ch`ien provides following resource of Sunshine Tzu: [1]: Sunlight Tzu Wu was a indigenous of the Ch`i State. His Art of War helped bring him for the notice of Ho Lu, [2] King of Wu. Ho Lu said to...

Bibliography: style would not belong to the era in the Three Dynasties. Lu Te-ming (550625 A. D. ) mentions the job, and enumerates the titles of the 6

sections so the forgery are unable to have been later than Sui dynasty.

KUANG PO WU CHIH (1607), ch. thirty-one, 32.

CH`IEN CH`IO LEI SHU (1632), ch. 75.

YUAN ROQUET LEI HAN (1710), ch. 206-229.

KU CHIN T`U SHU CHI CH`ENG (1726), section XXX, esp. ch. 8190.

HSU WEN HSIEN T`UNG K`AO (1784), ch. 121-134.

HUANG CH`AO CHING SHIH WEN PIEN (1826), ch. 76, 77.

T`UNG CHIH (circa 1150), ch. 68.

SSU K`U CH`UAN SHU TSUNG MU T`I YAO (1790), ch. 99, 100.