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Auteur(s) : Rand, Christopher C.  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Military thought in early China [Texte imprimé] / Christopher C. Rand

Publication : Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, copyright 2017

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (VIII-233 p.) : ill ; 24 cm

Comprend : The emergence of the Wen/wu problem ; The achievement of balance ; The western Zhou solution ; Evolution in Chunqiu times ; New solutions in the Zhanguo era ; Militarism ; Compartmentalism ; Syncretism ; Conclusion ; The metaphysics of generalship ; The general as sage ; Psychical power ; Metaphysical dynamics ; The ultimate battle ; Conclusion ; The practical and meta-practical ; Organizational models ; Training and administration ; Military law ; War preparedness ; Intelligence measures ; Collection and analysis ; Deception and covert action ; Views of military thinkers ; Conclusion ; The moral dimension of war ; Laozi ; Kongzi ; Yanzi ; Mengzi ; Xunzi ; Mozi ; Songzi ; Military thinkers ; Conclusion ; The permutations of western Han ; Realignment of solutions ; Wen/wu and foreign policy ; A double paradox ; Effects of social and institutional changes ; Conclusion.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-222) and index
This study of the philosophy of war in early China examines the recurring debate, from antiquity through the Western Han period (202 BCE-8 CE), about how to achieve a proper balance between martial (wu) force and civil (wen) governance in the pursuit of a peaceful state. Rather than focusing solely on Sunzi's Art of War and other military treatises from the Warring States era (ca. 475-221 BCE), Christopher C. Rand analyzes the evolution of this debate by examining a broad corpus of early Han and pre-Han texts, including works uncovered in archeological excavations during recent decades. What emerges is a framework for understanding early China's military philosophy as an ongoing negotiation between three major alternatives: militarism, compartmentalism, and syncretism. The book offers a look into China's historical experience with a perennial issue that is not only of continuing relevance to modern-day China but also pertinent to other world states seeking to sustain strong and harmonious societies


Sujet(s) : Art et science militaires -- Chine -- Jusqu'à 1500  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Histoire militaire -- Chine -- Jusqu'à 1500  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 978-1-4384-6517-3. - ISBN 1438465173 (br.)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45279230 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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