Finally available in paperback, Ralph D. Sawyer´s incomparable study of ancient Chinese warfare.One of the most profound studies of warfare ever written, The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China presents us with an Eastern tradition of strategic thought that emphasizes outwitting one´s opponent through speed, stealth, flexibility, and a minimum of force - an approach very different from that stressed in the West, where the advantages of brute strength have overshadowed more subtle methods.Safeguarded for centuries by the ruling elites of imperial China, even in modern times, these writings have been known to only a handful of Western specialists. In this volume are seven separate essays, written between 500 B.C. and A.D. 700, that preserve the essential tenets of strategy distilled from the experience of the most brilliant warriors of ancient China. This accurate translation remedies a serious gap in Western knowledge of Asian thought. Based on the best available classical Chinese manuscripts, some only recently discovered by archaeologists, The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China is a uniquely important contribution to the world´s military literature and is essential reading for anyone interested in China´s rich cultural heritage or in the timeless principles of successful warfare strategy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Chen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001564/bk_adbl_001564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you want to discover the captivating history of ancient China, then pay attention....In this audiobook, you will be led on a journey through almost 2,000 years of Chinese history, showing you all the ups and downs of those ancient times, the sufferings and joys of the Chinese people, along with their greatest achievements and failures. Dynasties will change, people will be killed and born, art made and destroyed, but the Chinese civilization will prevail, rising from humble beginnings to an empire that at some points outshined any other in the world at that time. And yet it won’t be only a tale of kings and queens, emperors and rulers. Of palaces and forts, of swords and shields. It will also tell a story of farmers and merchants, artisans and artists, philosophers and scientists. And hopefully by the end of this introductory guide, you will gain a sense of what, who, and how the Chinese civilization was made as great as it was and still is. From that, a better understanding of this amazing Far Eastern culture and its history should arise as well as a greater appreciation of its achievements and contributions to the world. And with a better knowledge of history, a clearer understanding of the world will come as well. In Ancient China: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient History of China and the Chinese Civilization Starting from the Shang Dynasty to the Fall of the Han Dynasty, you will discover topics such as Chinese lands and birth of ChinaShang and Zhou Dynasties and the rise of royal powerDisintegration of royal powerBirth of Imperial ChinaRise and fall of the Han DynastySociety of ancient ChinaThe ancient Chinese cultureInventions and innovations of the ancient ChineseAnd much, much more!So if you want to learn more about Ancient China, scroll up and click the ´´add to cart´´ button! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Desmond Manny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144931/bk_acx0_144931_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A Deeper Look Into One Of The Most Powerful Countries In The World! ´´To know the past and that of other people is to know yourself.´´ - Walter T.K. Nugent Most of us know that China is swiftly becoming a greater superpower on the world stage. Join this quest to find the secret behind its infamous global influence. Get ready to immerse yourself in a history filled with great stories — some even be unheard of before now! History of China - History of an Empire: A Historical Overview of China & East Asia. Including: Ancient China, Communism, & Capitalism is the source for a deep dive into all things China. It covers the important events, people and places that played a huge role in its notability. Here’s what you’ll find inside: Timeline of Ancient China The Imperial Dynasties The Threat That Was Genghis Khan The Rise and Fall of Communism China’s Role on the Global Chessboard China’s State Controlled Media The Transforming Chinese Industries History of Chinese Language And so much more! Have burning questions about specific events from the history of China? Well this audiobook will provide you with all the information you need to gain a deeper understanding. Learning is always fun, and when you get your own copy you’ll gain full access to a ton of other relevant details that will have Chinese history leaping off of the page. So what are you waiting for?! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey A. Hering. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103869/bk_acx0_103869_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most turbulent and romanticized eras in ancient Chinese history is that of the three kingdoms period. During the third century AD in China, warlords battled for supremacy. This turbulent and bloody era is known as the three kingdoms period. It´s also one of the most romanticized eras in Chinese history; heroes and villains like Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and Zhuge Liang have served has inspiration for poetry, novels, opera, and song in China. Perhaps the most celebrated is Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong, considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature. In The Three Kingdoms of Ancient China, you´ll learn about the events before and after the three kingdoms period and its most famous characters. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072326/bk_acx0_072326_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook is for diligent individuals aiming for the edge in business negotiations.The secrets revealed in this audiobook are based on ancient strategic principles and have been evaluated by seasoned executives. Frank Feather, special advisor to the government of China on economic modernization and market reform since 1984, says: ´´This excellent pocket-sized book is your passport to business success in China! It is crammed with bite-sized pieces of essential content - all pertinent, relevant, well-written, and to-the-point. Take it on the airplane to read, and skim it before every key meeting.´´ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Westphalen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137138/bk_acx0_137138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Even before the first Chinese dynasty, complex societies inhabiting the area now known as China organized into settlements, and the most important settlements were protected by rammed earth walls. The first dynasty, the Shang (1600-1050 BC), built large walls as early as around 1,550 BC. Differing from later walls, which were built along a strategic defense line, these walls were built to enclose the settlements and areas. The Shang would eventually be conquered from the west by the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 BC), which developed a complex system of government. In fact, it was the Zhou system’s decline that Confucius (551-479 BC) witnessed and drew from greatly for his political philosophy. The Zhou also created walled cities, and it was at this time that the first major conflicts with northern tribesman, the Xianyun, were recorded. As the newly independent states vied for supremacy in a state of constant warfare, northern barbarians were also a constant menace. Eventually, the Chinese succeeded in eliminating many of those on their immediate northern border, but it was a bittersweet victory because it meant there was no longer a buffer between China and the even fiercer Mongols further north. This new proximity led to increased cultural exchange, as well as the Chinese adoption of nomadic fighting techniques. Ultimately, it was the wall of the state of Qi that was the first to earn the name great (literally: long) wall, because the state of Qin proved most adept at the new warfare and conquered all the others. It was this dynasty that unified the kingdoms under the name of China (Zhongguo or ´´Middle Kingdom´´), but put simply, the Qin were a war machine. They defeated the Mongols north of the border and expanded their control there, while also fighting expansionary wars in all directions. The Han Dynasty: The History and Legacy of Ancient China’s Most Influential Empire examines how the Han dynasty took control of China and the im 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/116670/bk_acx0_116670_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Thirty-Six Strategies of Ancient China is an easy listen and a fascinating look at how many of the strategies and tactics mentioned by Sun Tzu in his book, The Art Of War, were employed in ancient times. This is one of the most diverse yet accessible collections of Chinese strategies yet assembled. Brief in form, yet endless in wisdom, these fundamental rules of military engagement are easily adapted to the modern office, sports team, or everyday task. Taken from sources ranging from Lao Zi to Miyamoto Musashi, Stefan H. Verstappen has assembled a fascinating and impressive selection of historical and anecdotal evidence in support of this classic doctrine of strategy and one of the most influential works of East Asian philosophy. Whether you are a platoon commander or a weekend warrior, this book will enable you to stay three steps ahead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stefan H. Verstappen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005163/bk_acx0_005163_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.