The only translation that shows the original Chinese with a transliteration of each character side-by-side with the English sentence translation. Includes a glossary explaining Sun Tzu's definitions of the key Chinese concepts. There are many translations of The Art of War, but this is only truly accurate version written by America's leading expert on Sun Tzu's system. Winner of the Independent Publishers Book Award for the best Multicultural Nonfiction book of the year! Seven Ways Better Than All Other Translations! 1.More complete: Based on the complete compilation of all historical sources and academic research rather than on traditional fragmentary sources. 2. More accurate: Shows the original Chinese phrases (thousands of characters), individually translates each character (a transliteration), translates each phrase into an English sentence, and provides details of the key concepts that cant be translated. 3.More concise: Its side-by-side format makes it impossible to add or subtract from the Chinese source or secretly add the translator's editorial opinions. All commentaries are clearly separated from the translation and text. 4.More authoritative: Translated by America's leading expert on Sun Tzu, who has written over two dozen books explaining the strategic concepts in the text. 5. More consistent: Eliminates the imprecise word choices that create the obvious internal contradictions so common in most other translations. 6. More balanced: Offers one English sentence for each Chinese phrase to preserve the balance of ideas in the original work. 7.More organized: Retains and numbers the original phrase groups to preserve the contextual relationships for easy study. You can compare this version to other translations and immediately see where other English translation depart from the original Chinese into the translators' own opinions and commentaries. This version won the award t just for being the best translation or the best book about Asian philosophy, but the best of all books in 2003 explaining ather culture anywhere in the world. Reviews Supremely Accurate bilingual edition...Each two-page spread features the translated lines into English on one side and the Chinese ideograms with their meanings on the other so that dedicated readers can readily understand the range of meaning in the original text...The definitive version of The Art of War for those English speakers who truly want to understand it... June 2003, Wisconsin Bookwatch The Best...internally consistent between the translated concepts and so shows a level of kwledge and detail that is t present in some other translations. As a translator, the author obviously sees the big picture...Gary Gagliardi is considered by many to be a leading expert in understanding and using the competitive methods embodied in Sun Tzu's treatise on the art of war. HAROLD MCFARLAND, editor, Reader's Preference Reviews, Midwest Book Review Contents: Preface: Award-Winning Translation9 Introduction: Sun Tzu's Basic Concepts17 1Analysis 31 2Going to War45 3Analyzing Attacks58 4Positioning69 5Momentum 81 6Weakness and Strength93 7Armed Conflict109 8Adaptability 123 9Armed March133 10Field Position153 11Types of Terrain171 12Attacking With Fire197 13Using Spies209 Glossary of Key Chinese Characters220 Index of Major Topics224 About the Translator and Author226 Art of War Books by Gary Gagliardi.227
Gary Gagliardi is a multiple award-winning author, successful high-tech entrepreneur, an internationally-known strategic trainer, and America's leading authority on the ancient Chinese system of Sun Tzu. Among his accomplishments are: - Authoring over three dozen books on technology, business, marketing, and self-help, mostly based on Sun Tzu's strategy. Ten of his books winning award recognition in eleven different non-fiction categories, - Appearing as a strategy expert on hundreds of radio and TV shows all across the country, - Founder and 14-year CEO of an Inc. 500 software company focusing on large organization logistics with offices across the U.S. and in Europe, - Having his books have been translated into a dozen different languages and published around the world with his translation of Sun Tzu's used as the basis for translation into other languages, - Speaking all over the world and training the employees of some of the world's largest organizations in competitive strategy.