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Written by Sun Tzu - Translated by John Minford - Audio book narrated by Ray Porter & Lorna Raver - Unabridged Nonfiction - 8 RETAIL EDITION COMPACT DISCS - 9.3 hours
Publisher, Blackstone Audiobooks (February 2008)
NOTE: RETAIL EDITIONS are packaged in attractive, compact cardboard, jewel-case or DVD shrink-wrapped cases, with full-color art.
For more than two thousand years, The Art of War has stood as a cornerstone of Chinese culture, a lucid epigrammatic text that reveals as much about human psychology, politics, and economics as it does about battlefield strategy. The influence of Sun-tzu’s text has grown tremendously in the West in recent years, with military leaders, politicians, and corporate executives alike finding valuable insight in these ancient words.
In this crisp, accessible translation, eminent scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life, presenting the core text in two formats, first the unadorned thirteen chapters of the original work by Sun-tzu followed by the same text with extensive running commentary by classical Chinese scholars as well as Minford himself. The result is an opportunity for Western listeners to experience Sun-tzu’s work in all its intensity as it applies to many aspects of our lives.
About the Author: SUN-TZU lived in 500 B.C. and advised the Chinese emperor on military affairs.
About the Translator: John Minford studied Chinese at Oxford and has taught in China, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. His highly regarded translations from the Chinese include two volumes of the Penguin Classics edition of Cao Xueqin’s eighteenth-century novel The Story of the Stone. He is a coeditor of the landmark volume Classical Chinese Literature: An Anthology of Translations and a coeditor of Seeds of Fire: Chinese Voices of Conscience.