The Dao of the Military (Book Acquired, 8.27.2012)

 

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The Dao of the Military: Liu An’s Art of War is new in translation by Andrew Seth Meyer from Columbia University Press. Their blurbs:

The Dao of the Military makes a welcome addition to the growing literature on early Chinese strategy. The translation is exacting and felicitous. It should serve well for those interested in the history of Chinese thought and Chinese military thought.” — Victor H. Mair, University of Pennsylvania

The Dao of the Military summarizes and reflects on many aspects of the theory and practice of warfare developed in the Warring States period. It incorporates much of the theorizing of several traditions of military thought not well represented in the Seven Military Classics, and it is an important and valuable treatise that enriches our understanding of the history of Chinese military theory, the military tradition, Chinese intellectual history, and early China studies.” — Robin D. S. Yates, McGill University

The Dao of the Military is a valuable addition to the body of early China’s military texts available in English. Meyer’s learned introduction and admirably readable translation provide new and fascinating insights into the intellectual world and the military thinking of ancient Chinese philosophers. It is an essential read for everyone interested in how the Chinese tradition has understood warfare.” — Nicola Di Cosmo, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

 

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5 comments

  1. Wieldling · September 5, 2012

    Does Columbia University Press share a book designer with NYRB?

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    • Biblioklept · September 5, 2012

      Hahaha . . . well, I think if you’re going to “borrow” a look, might as well be a good look.

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      • Wieldling · September 5, 2012

        I agree!

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  2. Wieldling · September 5, 2012
  3. Andrew Meyer · September 5, 2012

    I wrote this book. Has anyone read it?

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