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Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Author: Mark R. McNeilly

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199957859

Category: History

Page: 329

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Long acknowledged as a classic text on strategy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War has been admired by leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong and General Norman Schwartzkopf. However, having been written two thousand years ago, the book can be somewhat daunting to the modern reader. Mark McNeilly, author of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business (OUP, 2011), which made Sun Tzu accessible to the business executive, has extracted the six concepts most applicable to modern warfare, making them easy to understand and apply to military situations. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating historical examples, McNeilly shows how these six principles might be used in wars of the future---both conventional wars and terrorist conflicts---and how they can provide insight into current affairs, such as the war on terrorism and China's increasingly important strategic and military role in the world. This updated edition reflects on all that has happened in the past ten years, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the challenge of Iran, the "Arab Spring," and the continued rise of China. Each chapter includes brand new examples to explain important concepts in The Art of War. Including the full text of The Art of War in the popular translation by Samuel Griffith, with cross-references to quotations used in the book, Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare unlocks these elusive secrets for anyone interested in strategy and warfare, whether they are professional soldiers, military history buffs, or business executives.

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Author: Mark R. McNeilly

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199393817

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 808

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Long acknowledged as a classic text on strategy, Sun Tzu's The Art of War has been admired by leaders as diverse as Mao Zedong and General Norman Schwartzkopf. However, having been written two thousand years ago, the book can be somewhat daunting to the modern reader. Mark McNeilly, author of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business (OUP, 2011), which made Sun Tzu accessible to the business executive, has extracted the six concepts most applicable to modern warfare, making them easy to understand and apply to military situations. Drawing on a wealth of fascinating historical examples, McNeilly shows how these six principles might be used in wars of the future---both conventional wars and terrorist conflicts---and how they can provide insight into current affairs, such as the war on terrorism and China's increasingly important strategic and military role in the world. This updated edition reflects on all that has happened in the past ten years, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the challenge of Iran, the "Arab Spring," and the continued rise of China. Each chapter includes brand new examples to explain important concepts in The Art of War. Including the full text of The Art of War in the popular translation by Samuel Griffith, with cross-references to quotations used in the book, Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare unlocks these elusive secrets for anyone interested in strategy and warfare, whether they are professional soldiers, military history buffs, or business executives.

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Author: Mark McNeilly

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195161084

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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A biography of Hoagy Carmichael, composer of classic American songs such as ""Georgia on My Mind"", ""Rockin' Chair"", ""Skylark"", ""Lazybones"", and ""Star Dust"". The book follows Carmichael from his roaring-20s Indiana youth to Hollywood legend.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

The Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare

Author: George Kassimeris

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075467410X

Category: Political Science

Page: 467

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This research collection provides a comprehensive study of important strategic, cultural, ethical and philosophical aspects of modern warfare. It offers a refreshing analysis of key issues in modern warfare, not only in terms of the conduct of war and the wider complexities and ramifications of modern conflict, but also concepts of war, the crucial shifts in the structure of warfare, and the morality and legality of the use of force in a post-9/11 age.

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Sun Tzu and the Art of Modern Warfare

Author: Mingming Xu

Publisher:

ISBN: 1692867083

Category:

Page: 38

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Sun Tzu's the art of war, written around 512 BC,whose extensive and profound content and military principles have always influenced military strategists and leaders.With a dozen modern wars in this book comprehensively shows the application of main contents and principles of Sun Tzu's art of war in various wars. Many generals at that time may not have known or read Sun Tzu's art of war, but they fully followed it in actual wars or battles.

The Art of War

The Art of War

Author: Sun Tzu

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780593467336

Category: History

Page: 304

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A new translation of the ancient Chinese military classic that is widely admired by military and business strategists—with an introduction that provides sweeping historical context, and notes featuring contemporary commentary on Sun Tzu's wisdom over the centuries. For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has provided leaders with essential tactical and management advice. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone in the West for achieving success, whether on the battlefield or in business. This Vintage Classics edition features a brilliant translation by Peter Harris, first published by Everyman's Library in 2018. Alongside the pithy and powerful ancient text, Harris includes: • Notes • A bibliography • A chronology of Chinese dynasties • A map • Extracts from the canon of classical Chinese commentators • An illuminating introduction on the warrior-philosopher Sun Tzu and the role of The Art of War in history and today

Translation, Reception and Canonization of The Art of War

Translation, Reception and Canonization of The Art of War

Author: Tian Luo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000568912

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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The Art of War by Sun Tzu is an ancient yet invaluable Chinese military classic that is still relevant today. This book presents a systematic and in-depth investigation into the translation and reception of The Art of War in the western strategic culture. Aided by three self-built corpora, this study adopts a mixed method including both qualitative and quantitative analysis, and aking takes both the core text and its paratexts of The Art of War into consideration. This study highlights the significance of proper approaches to translating culture in the core text and effective measures of culture reconstruction in paratexts. It is revealed that the translated Sun Tzu has undergone three major stages before it is gradually welcomed and re-canonized in western discourse. The findings bring into light the multiple factors that contribute to the incorporation of Sun Tzu’s strategic wisdom into western culture. For scholars interested in translation studies, (critical) discourse analysis as well as strategic studies, this book provides fresh insights and new perspectives.

Rethinking Military History

Rethinking Military History

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415275342

Category: History

Page: 276

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This volume re-positions military history at the beginning of the 21st century. Jeremy Black reveals the main trends in the practice and approach to military history and proposes a new manifesto for the subject to move forward.

Cultural Pragmatism for US-China Relations

Cultural Pragmatism for US-China Relations

Author: Charles Chao Rong Phua

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000738582

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

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The Thucydides trap and a US-China face-off are not structurally inevitable; US-China relations are what the US and China make of them. Phua focuses on the ability to see "US as US" and "China as China" to trigger both countries’ cultural tendencies towards pragmatism. Phua examines China’s arduous journey to fit in the Westphalian system, the deep cultural misunderstandings by the West of Sunzi’s The Art of War, and attempts to offer an inside-out cultural synthesis of classical and modern Chinese thought as a proxy of their operational code, beyond the standard clichés about Confucian and Daoist thought. He builds on Jervis’ perception and misperception as well as Alastair Johnston’s cultural realism. Readers will benefit from a culturally-Chinese, western-educated and politically neutral understanding of "China as China". An essential primer for academics, practitioners and students of international relations, diplomacy and Chinese culture.

U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues: Theory of war and strategy

U.S. Army War College Guide to National Security Issues: Theory of war and strategy

Author: J. Boone Bartholomees

Publisher: Defense Department

ISBN: UCBK:C110913670

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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"This edition of the U. S. Army War College guide to national security policy and strategy continues to reflect the structure and approach of the core national security strategy and policy curriculum at the War College. The fifth edition is published in two volumes that correspond roughly to the Department of National Security and Strategy's core courses: "Theory of war and strategy" and "National security policy and strategy." Like previous editions, this one is based on its predecessor, but contains both updates and new scholarship. Over a third of the chapters are new or have undergone significant rewrites. Many chapters, some of which appeared for years in this work, have been removed. Nevertheless, the book remains unchanged in intent and purpose. Although this is not primarily a textbook, it does reflect both the method and manner that the U.S. Army War College uses to teach strategy formulation to America's future senior leaders. The book is not a comprehensive or exhaustive treatment of either strategic theory or the policymaking process. Both volumes are organized to proceed from the general to the specific. Thus, the first volume opens with general thoughts on the nature and theory of war and strategy, proceeds to look at the complex aspect of power, and concludes with specific theoretical issues. Similarly, the second volume begins by examining the policy/strategy process, moves to a look at the strategic environment, and concludes with some specific issues. This edition continues the effort begun in the 4th edition to include several short case studies to illustrate the primary material in the volume"--Introd.

Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror [2 volumes]

Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror [2 volumes]

Author: Frank Shanty

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 9781598845457

Category: Political Science

Page: 994

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This two-volume set examines modern nation-state legislative, diplomatic, military, and non-military attempts to combat terrorism within and outside state borders. The articles which comprise this comprehensive reference work address counterterrorism efforts employed by the international community prior to and following the events of September 11, 2001. • An evaluation of the evolution and effectiveness of select nation-state counterterrorism policies post-1945 • An examination of major issues and lessons-learned relative to the "Global War on Terrorism" • Discussion of historical and contemporary global counterterrorism strategies and potential future counterterrorism challenges