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The Lost Art of War by Sun Tzu II (commonly known as Sun Bin) was unearthed in 1972 in an ancient Chinese tomb. Translated into English for the first time, this stunning discovery has been hailed as a worthy sequel to The Art of War. Packed with precise strategies and detailed tactics that can be adapted to any organization, this sophisticated manual builds upon Sun Tzu’s phenomenally popular teachings and offers powerful insights into such principles as strategic manoeuvring, tactical formation, and adaptation.

Renowned scholar Thomas Cleary brings the sometimes cryptic meanings of Sun Tzu II’s ancient Chinese wisdom to life. Like his translation of The Art of War, Cleary’s rendering of The Lost Art of War is an absorbing and practical work, whose military metaphors can be adapted to the complexities of business, government, diplomacy, relationships, and social action.

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FROM THE TRANSLATOR OF THE BESTSELLING 'THE LOST ART OF WAR':
THE COMPANION MANUAL FOR TRUE POWER AND SUCCESS

'The Lost Art of War' is the eagerly anticipated translation of the sequel to Sun Tzu's classic strategic manual that has captured the imagination of business, political and military people around the globe.

From 'The Lost Art of War':

'When there are few soldiers and yet the army is strong, that means they have a sense of meaning.'

'King Wei asked, 'How can I get my people to follow orders as an ordinary matter of course?'
Master Sun said, 'Be trustworthy as an ordinary matter of course.''

'Excellent salaries and useful supplies are means of facilitating victory.'

'If warriors are lazy when they see good to be done, are doubtful when the right time to act arrives, get rid of wrongs but cannot keep this up, that is the way to stagnation. When they are not honest and decent even though ambitious, polite even when favoured, strong though yielding, flexible yet firm, this is the way to thrive.'
'If you travel the path to stagnation, even heaven and earth cannot make you flourish. If you practice the way to thrive, even heaven and earth cannot make you perish.'

'Commanders must be just; if they are not just, they will lack dignity. If they lack dignity, they will lack charisma; and if they lack charisma, their soldiers will not face death for them.'

About the Author:

Thomas Cleary earned his Ph.D. in East Asian studies at Harvard University and is renowned for his translations of classic Chinese, Japanese, Sanskrit, Pali and Arabic religious texts. His translations include the bestselling The Art of War, The Essential Tao, The Essential Confucius, The Essential Koran, and The Secret of the Golden Flower. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

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