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"In a number of places I have seen the version of The Art of War by Lionel Giles highly rated. And there is a new special edition on the market which is this translation in two parts. The first part is straight translation without commentary..." --Sifu Andrew Barnett, Chief Instructor, Shaolin Wahnam Switzerland

"Giles translation is the canon." --
Abu Kedem, translator of the Denma Group version of The Art of War by Sun Tzu into English

"A generally accepted good translation of 
The Art of War is from Lionel Giles." -Liat Lim, Translated and Teaching Sun Zi's Art of War for Business

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The Art of War makes immediately relevant one of the greatest Chinese classical texts. There's not a dated maxim or vague prescription in it. 'To win without fighting is best,' Sun Tzu said. For him, war was coeval with life. Absorb this book, and you can throw out all those contemporary books about management leadership."-- Newsweek

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When Lionel Giles began his translation of Sun Tzu's ART OF WAR, the work was virtually unknown in Europe. Its introduction to Europe began in 1782 when a French Jesuit Father living in China, Joseph Amiot, acquired a copy of it, and translated it into French. It was not a good translation because, according to Dr. Giles, "It contains a great deal that Sun Tzu did not write, and very little indeed of what he did."

Clearly, Dr. Giles' work established much of the groundwork for the work of later translators who published their own editions.

Lionel Giles (29 December 1875 - 22 January 1958) was a British scholar and translator. He served as assistant curator at the British Museum and Keeper of the Department of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books.His most notable works are his 1910 translation of
The Art of War by Sun Tzu and The Analects of Confucius.
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (April 7, 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 38 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1545211957
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1545211953
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1150
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 2.57 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.1 x 9 inches
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