The Japanese Art of War Book

The Japanese Art of War


  • Author : Thomas Cleary
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-05-10
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834824553

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The Japanese Art of War Book Description :

Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai dominated Japanese culture for more than eight hundred years. According to Thomas Cleary—translator of more than thirty-five classics of Asian philosophy—the Japanese people have been so steeped in the way of the warrior that some of the manners and mentality of this outlook remain embedded in their individual and collective consciousness. Cleary shows how well-known attributes such as the reserve and mystery of formal Japanese behavior are deeply rooted in the ancient strategies of the traditional arts of war. Citing original Japanese sources that are popular among Japanese readers today, he reveals the hidden forces behind Japanese attitudes and conduct in political, business, social, and personal life.

Striking Beauty Book

Striking Beauty


  • Author : Barry Allen
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231539340

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Striking Beauty Book Description :

The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty comparatively studies the historical and philosophical traditions of martial arts practice and their ethical value in the modern world. Expanding Western philosophy's global outlook, the book forces a theoretical reckoning with the concerns of Chinese philosophy and the aesthetic and technical dimensions of martial arts practice. Striking Beauty explains the relationship between Asian martial arts and the Chinese philosophical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, in addition to Sunzi's Art of War. It connects martial arts practice to the Western concepts of mind-body dualism and materialism, sports aesthetics, and the ethics of violence. The work ameliorates Western philosophy's hostility toward the body, emphasizing the pleasure of watching and engaging in martial arts, along with their beauty and the ethical problem of their violence.

The Art of Urban Survival  a Family Safety and Self Defense Manual Book
Score: 5
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The Art of Urban Survival a Family Safety and Self Defense Manual


  • Author : Stefan Verstappen
  • Publisher : Stefan Verstappen
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9780986951503

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The Art of Urban Survival a Family Safety and Self Defense Manual Book Description :

The complete guide to survival in the concrete jungle. The modern urban environment is rife with dangers. Crime, violence, natural disasters, wars, and terrorism are real life possibilities for which few people are prepared. The Art of Urban Survival offers readers simple, safe, and practical advice on how to prepare for, and react to dozens of life threatening situations. The author draws from psychology, sociology and anthropology to provide a deeper understanding of the laws of the urban jungle. In addition, elements of military strategy, eastern martial arts, and wilderness survival techniques are included to provide information on the full spectrum of urban survival skills.

The Art of War Book
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The Art of War


  • Author : Sun Tzu
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-01-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0834827301

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The Art of War Book Description :

Sun Tzu's Art of War, compiled more than two thousand years ago, is a study of the anatomy of organizations in conflict. It is perhaps the most prestigious and influential book of strategy in the world today. Now, this unique volume brings together the essential versions of Sun Tzu's text, along with illuminating commentaries and auxiliary texts written by distinguished strategists. The translations, by the renowned translator Thomas Cleary, have all been published previously in book form, except for The Silver Sparrow Art of War, which is available here for the first time. This collection contains: The Art of War: This edition of Sun Tzu's text includes the classic collection of commentaries by eleven interpreters. Mastering the Art of War: Consisting of essays by two prominent statesmen-generals of Han dynasty China, Zhuge Liang and Liu Ji, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. It draws on episodes from Chinese history to show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The Silver Sparrow Art of War: A version of Sun Tzu's Art of War based on a manuscript of the classic text discovered at a Chinese archeological site in China's Shandong Province in 1972, which contains previously unknown fragments. Note: The electronic edition of this book does not contain The Lost Art of War, as seen in the paperback edition.

Mastering the Art of War Book

Mastering the Art of War


  • Author : Liang Zhuge
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-08-09
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834824812

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Mastering the Art of War Book Description :

Composed by two prominent statesmen-generals of classical China, this book develops the strategies of Sun Tzu's classic, The Art of War , into a complete handbook of organization and leadership. The great leaders of ancient China who were trained in Sun Tzu's principles understood how war is waged successfully, both materially and mentally, and how victory and defeat follow clear social, psychological, and environmental laws. Drawing on episodes from the panorama of Chinese history, Mastering the Art of War presents practical summaries of these essential laws along with tales of conflict and strategy that show in concrete terms the proper use of Sun Tzu's principles. The book also examines the social and psychological aspects of organization and crisis management. The translator's introduction surveys the Chinese philosophies of war and conflict and explores in depth the parallels between The Art of War and the oldest handbook of strategic living, the I Ching (Book of Changes).

The art of war Book

The art of war


  • Author : Sun Tzu
  • Publisher : 一個人出版
  • Release Date : 2020-04-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 :

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The art of war Book Description :

This is the world's first complete English translation of "The Art of War" and the most accurate English translation in the world. In 1772, "The Art of War" was translated into French by missionaries, and a book of military theory that had influenced China for more than two thousand years was officially introduced into the Western world. In 1910, Lionel Giles translated the first English version of "The Art of War". Until today, there are as many as twenty or thirty English translation versions. Among them, the one that best conveys the original meaning of "The Art of War" belongs to the version translated by Samuel B. Griffith in 1963. However, even with this version, the true meaning of the "The Art of War" that it can convey is actually only about 50%.

The Life Giving Sword Book

The Life Giving Sword


  • Author : Yagyu Munenori
  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release Date : 2012-12-11
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780834828124

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The Life Giving Sword Book Description :

The legendary seventeenth-century swordsman Yagyu Munenori was the sword instructor and military and political adviser to two shoguns—and a great rival to Miyamoto Musashi. Despite his martial ability and his political power, Munenori's life was spent immersed in Zen teachings. These teachings formed the framework for his deeply spiritual approach to sword fighting. Munenori saw in the practice of the sword a way to transform the student into a total human being. The Life-Giving Sword is Munenori's manifesto on his approach. His central themes are the "life-giving sword"—the idea of controlling one's opponent by spiritual readiness to fight rather than by actual fighting—and "No Sword," which is the idea that the mind must be free of everything, even the sword itself, in order to get to the place of complete mastery. Munenori's ideas are applicable not only to martial arts but to business and human relations as well.

The Book of Five Rings Book
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The Book of Five Rings


  • Author : Miyamoto Musashi
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN 10 : 0553270966

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The Book of Five Rings Book Description :

Investigates the history and philosophy of this traditional form of Japanese sword fighting

The Illustrated Book of Five Rings Book

The Illustrated Book of Five Rings


  • Author : Musashi Miyamoto
  • Publisher : Weatherhill, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 0834805650

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The Illustrated Book of Five Rings Book Description :

A classic on martial arts strategy and confrontation originally written in 1643 is enhanced by fifty-four full-color illustrations from Japanese sources, including battle scenes, reproductions of fine samurai swords and armor, and art from the Zen tradition.

The Complete Art Of War Book

The Complete Art Of War


  • Author : Tzu Sun
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2007-03-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465003877

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The Complete Art Of War Book Description :

Sun Tzu's Art of War is the most famous, and the most thought-provoking, work of strategy ever written. The profound insights of this book have endured for over two thousand years, and they continue to reward careful study. The Military Methods of Sun Pin, the great-grandson of Sun Tzu, is a brilliant elaboration on his ancestor's work, which has been lost for nearly two millennia. Presented here together for the first time are the greatest of the ancient Chinese classics of strategic thought: The Complete Art of War.The Sun family writings on strategy represent a unique contribution to our understanding of human affairs. By unveiling the complex, often unexpected, interrelationships of armies locked in battle, their wisdom reveals the enduring principles of success in the struggle of life itself.With a unique index to the essential principles of strategy, and Sawyer's thoughtful chapter-by-chapter commentaries, The Complete Art of War is designed to guide the reader to new insights into the nature of human conflict and a greater understanding of every field of human activity, from playing the game of politics to building a successful marriage, from closing a deal to managing a large organization, and even from making war to making peace.