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Ralph D. Sawyer - Ancient Chinese Warfare - 9780465021451 - V9780465021451
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Ancient Chinese Warfare

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Description for Ancient Chinese Warfare hardcover. One of the leading scholars of Chinese military history offers a definitive guide to the ways in which military strategy and technology shaped the face of ancient Chinese civilization. Num Pages: 576 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FPC; 3D; HBJF; HBLA; HBW. Category: (Y) Teenage / Young Adult. Dimension: 239 x 164 x 44. Weight in Grams: 836.
The history of China is a history of warfare. Rarely in its 3,000-year existence has the country not been beset by war, rebellion, or raids. Warfare was a primary source of innovation, social evolution, and material progress in the Legendary Era, Hsia dynasty, and Shang dynasty- indeed, war was the force that formed the first cohesive Chinese empire, setting China on a trajectory of state building and aggressive activity that continues to this day. In Ancient Chinese Warfare , a preeminent expert on Chinese military history uses recently recovered documents and archaeological findings to construct a comprehensive guide to ... Read more

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About Ralph D. Sawyer
Ralph D. Sawyer has worked extensively with major intelligence and defence agencies, as well as lecturing and consulting internationally on China. A Fellow of the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, he is the translator of numerous books from the Chinese military corpus, including The Art of War. He lives in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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P. H. Liotta, author of The Real Population Bomb: Megacities and Global Security "After decades of intense and dedicated scholarship, Ralph Sawyer has produced an astonishing volume. His linguistic and strategic skills
his fierce genius
are everywhere in evidence. Sawyer is a master, and Ancient Chinese Warfare is his masterpiece." Ralph Peters, retired Military Intelligence officer and author of The War After ... Read more

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