General Mccready: The Art Of War In China

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The Art of War, an ancient Chinese military masterpiece, has brought about an immense impact around the world. According to the greatest Chinese history researcher Sima Qian, “Sun Tzu, a great strategist and tactician, composed this military treatise in 512 BC.” (Sima Qian, 109 BC) Subsequently, For the last two thousand years, The Art of War has caused profound influence on Asia military strategy development. For instance,” during the Sengoku era in Japan, a daimyo called Takeda Shingen, inspired by the book , became almost invulnerable in all battles without relying on guns.”(Griffith Samuel B., 2005) Speaking of propagation, a British scholar and translator Giles Lionel indicated that “the book was first translated into the French language in 1772 by French Jesuit Joseph Marie Amiot, while the annotated English translation was completed and published by Lionel Giles in 1910.” (Giles Lionel, 2007)…show more content…
With some incredible failure, Western strategists started to study The Art of War, so as to comprehend how the Asian generals think. For example, an American general McCready Douglas mentioned in his military review that “during Battle of Dien Bien Phu, general Vo Nguyen Giap successfully implemented ideas described in The Art of War, ending French involvement in Indochina.” ( McCready Douglas, 2003) On the other hand, ” America’s defeat in Vietnam War, also brought Sun Tzu to the attention of leaders of American military theory.” ( Forbes Andrew, 2012) All in all, The Art of War has drawn great attention and bring about profound influence around the world over the last generation.
The ideas described in The Art of War are also applied in many aspect, including business,
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