Book, 96 pp. Text in Chinese and English. Japanese four-hole binding.
From the Publisher
This book has been produced using traditional Chinese bookbinding
techniques, using a method that was developed during the Ming
Dynasty (1368-1644) and remained in use until the adoption of
Western binding techniques in the early 1900s. In traditional
Chinese binding, single sheets of paper are printed on one side
only, and each sheet is folded in half, with the printed pages on
the outside. The book block is then sandwiched between two boards
and sewn together through punched holes close to the cut edges of
the folded sheets.
It is an unusual book that was written 2500 years ago in an
impenetrable classic language and yet figures on the recommended
reading lists of the United States Marine Corps. More unusual still
for it to be a favorite book of figures so contrasting as General
Douglas MacArthur and Mao Zedong; but Sunzi's Art of War is such a
book. Moreover it has discovered a new life outside military
circles in the world of modern business management. A simple
internet search under 'Art of War + business strategy' will provide
hundreds of sites claiming to offer invaluable commercial insights
based on this ancient text.
19 cm x 27 cm 96 page hardcover.