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The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Ralph Sawyer

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Tomb Texts and Lost Writings
A NUMBER of works preserve fragments and even passages that apparently derive from the Art of War or are otherwise identified with Sun-tzu’s thought. Whether they were deliberately excised; simply dropped out of the text at an early date; constitute supplementary materials originating with Sun-tzu after he composed the thirteen section Art of War to capture King Ho-lü’s interest; or are simply subsequent expansions by members of his school remains heavily debated. Much of the material is redundant or so brief as to be unimportant. However, the T’ung tien contains thirteen highly relevant passages on configurations ...

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