ASIAN 358 - Art of War
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one Asian studies course.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will present a reading of the Chinese military classic The Art of War (Sunzi Bingfa; lit. The Methods of War) contextualized against the background of historical determinants as well as philosophical and military-strategic discussions of the period. A related aim is to bring ancient Chinese military theories to bear upon contemporary discussions on military ethics.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates in such LSA majors or minors as Asian Studies, History, Comparative Literature, International Studies, Organizational Studies, Political Science, Sociology, or Business; undergraduates in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute lecture sections weekly

ASIAN 358 - Art of War
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0231133839
The art of war : Sun Zi's military methods, Author: Sun Zi ; translated by Victor Mair., Publisher: Columbia University Press 2009
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