“Without harmony in the state, no military expedition can be undertaken; without harmony in the army, no battle array can be formed.”

Wu Zi (440 to 381 BC)

Sun Tzu’s Art of War is one of the most famous Chinese texts. What is often not realised is that there are a number of other equally interesting books that may be explored and which illustrate the maturity of those early days.

Wu Zi (also known as Wu Qi, Wu Ze or Wu Chi) lived at the time when a number of Chinese states were at war with one another. He was Confucian but believed military strength was needed to uphold these values. His text is also called the Wuzi.

The following link includes brief notes on observed key learning points and further discussions of these.


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