“The best and most influential military work was Bingfa (The Art of War), a short book by Sun Zi (Sun Tzu).
His strategies dominate the thirteen chapters, and his goal, winning the battle, underlies the whole book.
The Art of War is the first important work on strategy and theory in world military history.
Michael Neiberg emphasizes that its “principles are still studied today the world over.
Sun Tzu outlined many military doctrines that remain familiar to any soldier including surprise, mobility, flexibility, and deception.
The Art of War, later revived by Mao in China, formed the basis of many guerrilla doctrines in the twentieth century.”” (Li, 2007, p.15).
Li, X. (2007) A History of the Modern Chinese Army. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky.