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The Book of Stratagems: Tactics for Triumph and Survival

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With worldwide focus on the strategies used to win the Gulf War, here is a guide to ancient Oriental stratagems and their relevance today. Swiss sinologist Harro von Senger has brought together an invaluable guidebook for the West, illustrating the traditional strategic rules and survival schemes used by the Chinese for thousands of years.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 1st 1993 by Penguin Books (first published December 1st 1991)
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Jeff
Jul 12, 2008 Jeff rated it really liked it
This is a brilliant book that elucidates 18 of the 36 Stratagems in a concise but complete manner. It is definitely an important text for anyone wishing to know more about strategy or Chinese History. The only reason this doesn’t rate a 5 is that it only examines 18 of the 36 Stratagems. On page 369 it lists all 36, but the author only analyzes the first 18. I wish it were more complete.
Ilya Kalimulin, PhD
Монументальный труд. Прочитал за 14 месяцев (больше года!) Во введении автор объясняет термин «стратагема», как с точки зрения китайской культуры, так и с точки зрения западной. По-западному стратагема - это уловка, хитрость, применяемая для достижения цели, чтобы убедить человека, или наоборот избежать угрозы. Всего известно 36 стратагем. Первая половина из них в основном посвящена действиям с позиции сильного, вторая - с позиции слабого (недостатка ресурсов). Автор во введении показывает, что ...more
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I liked the 36 stratagems; they're a part of my Chinese heritage.
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