The Resource Military thought in early China, Christopher C. Rand

Military thought in early China, Christopher C. Rand

Label
Military thought in early China
Title
Military thought in early China
Statement of responsibility
Christopher C. Rand
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rand, Christopher C.
Dewey number
355.001
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
U 43 .C6 R44 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military art and science
  • China
  • Militarism
  • Intellectual life
  • Militarism
  • Military art and science
  • China
Label
Military thought in early China, Christopher C. Rand
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781438465173
Lccn
2016031409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959552277
  • (OCoLC)ocn959552277
Label
Military thought in early China, Christopher C. Rand
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781438465173
Lccn
2016031409
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959552277
  • (OCoLC)ocn959552277

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