A new translation for the 21st century.
The Art of War by Sun Tzu is one of the most influential political and business books of our era. This gateway edition for the 21st century reader rediscovers the essential clarity of the ancient masterpiece, cited by generals from a dozen Chinese dynasties, international business leaders, and modern military field manuals.
This edition also contains a full commentary on Sun Tzu, the man and his ideas, contemporary of Confucius and Buddha; and a critical guide to further reading. This is the perfect introduction to one of the world's best-known classics.
Jonathan Clements is the author of Confucius: A Biography and many other books on figures in Asian history, including the military leaders Mao Zedong, Coxinga and Khubilai Khan. In a rare distinction, his biography of the First Emperor of China was itself translated into Chinese.