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Sun Tzu on the Art of War

By Lionel Giles

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Title: Sun Tzu on the Art of War  
Author: Lionel Giles
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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M. A, L. G. (n.d.). Sun Tzu on the Art of War. Retrieved from http://kindle.worldlibrary.net/


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When Lionel Giles began his translation of Sun Tzu’s ART OF WAR, the work was virtually unknown in Europe. Its introduction to Europe began in 1782 when a French Jesuit Father living in China, Joseph Amiot, acquired a copy of it, and translated it into French. It was not a good translation because, according to Dr. Giles, [I]t contains a great deal that Sun Tzu did not write, and very little indeed of what he did....

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