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Military Strategy
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Since ancient times, the Chinese have been occupied with military strategy. The oldest sources that have been handed down to us date back to the period of the Warring States (480 BCE to 222 BCE). The texts that were written or are associated with this epoch fill numerous volumes and still form part of the curriculum of Chinese and Taiwanese, but also of Korean and Japanese military schools. For centuries, they have been regarded as authoritative reference materials and unsurpassed representation…

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Niquet, Valérie, “Military Strategy”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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