For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's "The Art of War" has
provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics and
management strategies. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has
also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and
success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships. Now,
in this crisp, accessible new translation, eminent scholar, John
Minford brings this seminal work to life for today's readers.
Capturing the literary quality of the work, Minford presents the
core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of
wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu; then, the same text with extensive
running commentary from the canon of traditional Chinese
commentators. A lively, learned introduction and other valuable
apparatus round out this authoritative volume.