The Resource Sun tzu's art of war, Profound or Ordinary? The Writings of the Great Chinese Sage Reconsidered from a Western Perspective, Martina Sprague, (electronic resource)

Sun tzu's art of war, Profound or Ordinary? The Writings of the Great Chinese Sage Reconsidered from a Western Perspective, Martina Sprague, (electronic resource)

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Sun tzu's art of war, Profound or Ordinary? The Writings of the Great Chinese Sage Reconsidered from a Western Perspective
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Sun tzu's art of war
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Profound or Ordinary? The Writings of the Great Chinese Sage Reconsidered from a Western Perspective
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Martina Sprague
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eng
Summary
How profound is Sun Tzu in relation to the full expanse of Chinese and European military history? While historical accounts can act as pillars of strength and as guideposts for building military theories, statesmen or generals can rarely rely on Sun Tzu's advice as a prescription for success by randomly picking statements from his book. This book offers a new perspective on the Art of War by comparing and contrasting Asian and Western military thought. It explores how Chinese history and culture influenced Sun Tzu's writings, and how his writings later influenced future military leaders. It also brings to light how military leaders often ignored Sun Tzu's lessons, and how changing times and battlefield requirements occasionally made Sun Tzu's advice impractical or impossible to implement. Sun Tzu can be read metaphorically or literally. When read metaphorically, it transcends time and place and proves practical for guiding military and civilian leaders in the East and West. But when read literally, it is about strategies that win wars and have little application to the civilian world of business
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Midwest
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Sprague, Martina
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • History
  • Ancient
  • Military
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adult
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Sun tzu's art of war, Profound or Ordinary? The Writings of the Great Chinese Sage Reconsidered from a Western Perspective, Martina Sprague, (electronic resource)
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9781386233060
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12469531
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Sun tzu's art of war, Profound or Ordinary? The Writings of the Great Chinese Sage Reconsidered from a Western Perspective, Martina Sprague, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781386233060
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12469531
Publisher number
MWT12469531
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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