the book of family traditions on art of war

Striking Beauty
Author: Barry Allen
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Pages: 288
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The first book to focus on the intersection of Western philosophy and the Asian martial arts, Striking Beauty comparatively studies the historical and philosophical traditions of martial arts practice and their ethical value in the modern world. Expanding Western philosophy's global outlook, the book forces a theoretical reckoning with the concerns of Chinese philosophy and the aesthetic and technical dimensions of martial arts practice. Striking Beauty explains the relationship between Asian martial arts and the Chinese philosophical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, in addition to Sunzi's Art of War. It connects martial arts practice to the Western concepts of mind-body dualism and materialism, sports aesthetics, and the ethics of violence. The work ameliorates Western philosophy's hostility toward the body, emphasizing the pleasure of watching and engaging in martial arts, along with their beauty and the ethical problem of their violence.

The Art Of Urban Survival  A Family Safety And Self Defense Manual
Author: Stefan Verstappen
Publisher: Stefan Verstappen
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Pages: 306
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The complete guide to survival in the concrete jungle. The modern urban environment is rife with dangers. Crime, violence, natural disasters, wars, and terrorism are real life possibilities for which few people are prepared. The Art of Urban Survival offers readers simple, safe, and practical advice on how to prepare for, and react to dozens of life threatening situations. The author draws from psychology, sociology and anthropology to provide a deeper understanding of the laws of the urban jungle. In addition, elements of military strategy, eastern martial arts, and wilderness survival techniques are included to provide information on the full spectrum of urban survival skills.

The Art Of War  A Samurai Master Class
Author: Sun Tzu
Publisher: Lulu.com
Release Date: 2012-02-22
Pages: 210
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Few books have continued their bestselling status centuries after their author's death. What is important is how such books are used. Because only extremely useful books continue in demand at bookstores, especially over generations. These books hav

Soul Sword
Author: Vernon Kitabu Turner
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Pages: 230
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Traces the spiritual epiphany experienced by the author when in spite of no martial arts training and under the guidance of a Japanese Zen master, he endured a dramatic trial by combat to become a black belt, in a reference that explains how to tap ancient wisdom to cultivate a warrior mind and overcome difficult obstacles. Original.

The Japanese Art Of War
Author: Thomas F. Cleary
Publisher: Shambhala
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 131
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Discusses the impact of ancient Japanese philosophy and the ancient strategies of the art of war on Japanese attitudes and behavior in social, business, political, and personal life

Classics Of Strategy And Counsel  Thunder In The Sky
Author: Thomas F. Cleary
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 400
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Offers translations of classic works on leadership from the Eastern philosophical tradition.

Art Of War
Author: Niccolò Machiavelli
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2009-01-24
Pages: 312
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Niccolò Machiavelli's Art of War is one of the world's great classics of military and political theory. Praised by the finest military minds in history and said to have influenced no lesser lights than Frederick the Great and Napoleon, the Art of War is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history and theory of war in the West—and for readers of The Prince and Discourse on Livy who seek to explore more fully the connection between war and politics in Machiavelli's thought. Machiavelli scholar Christopher Lynch offers a sensitive and entirely new translation of the Art of War, faithful to the original but rendered in modern, idiomatic English. Lynch's fluid translation helps readers appreciate anew Machiavelli's brilliant treatments of the relationships between war and politics, civilians and the military, and technology and tactics. Clearly laying out the fundamentals of military organization and strategy, Machiavelli marshals a veritable armory of precepts, prescriptions, and examples about such topics as how to motivate your soldiers and demoralize the enemy's, avoid ambushes, and gain the tactical and strategic advantage in countless circumstances. To help readers better appreciate the Art of War, Lynch provides an insightful introduction that covers its historical and political context, sources, influence, and contemporary relevance. He also includes a substantial interpretive essay discussing the military, political, and philosophical aspects of the work, as well as maps, an index of names, and a glossary.

The Book Of Five Rings
Author: Miyamoto Musashi
Publisher: Bantam
Release Date: 1982
Pages: 107
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Investigates the history and philosophy of this traditional form of Japanese sword fighting

The Illustrated Book Of Five Rings
Author: Musashi Miyamoto
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 156
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A classic on martial arts strategy and confrontation originally written in 1643 is enhanced by fifty-four full-color illustrations from Japanese sources, including battle scenes, reproductions of fine samurai swords and armor, and art from the Zen tradition.

SPORT AND LOCAL IDENTITY
Author: W. HO
Publisher:
Release Date: 2004
Pages:
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Japanese Thought In The Tokugawa Era
Author: Klaus Kracht
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 426
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Contents: 1. General, 2. Buddhism, 3. Christianity, 4. Confucianism, 5. Chu Hsi Confucianism, 6. Wang Yang-ming Confucianism, 7. Neo-Classical Confucianism, 8. Bushido, 9. Learning of the Mind, 10. National Learning, 11. Western Learning, 12. Various Thinkers of the 18th Century, 13. Mito School, 14. Late Tokugawa Thought, 15. Miscellaneous: Aesthetics, Commoners, Economic Thought, Educational Thought, Etiquette, Folklore, Foreign Relations in Thought, Geography, Historiography, Language and Thought, Legal Thought, Mathematics, Medicine, Methods, Research History, Natural Science and Technology, Political Thought, Religious Thought, Social Thought, Travel. Index.

The Art Of Wealth
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Release Date: 1998
Pages: 277
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The Art Of War Visualized
Author: Jessica Hagy
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Pages: 250
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It’s the perfect meeting of minds. One, a general whose epigrammatic lessons on strategy offer timeless insight and wisdom. And the other, a visual thinker whose succinct diagrams and charts give readers a fresh way of looking at life’s challenges and opportunities. A Bronze Age/Information Age marriage of Sun Tzu and Jessica Hagy, The Art of War Visualized is an inspired mash-up, a work that completely reenergizes the perennial bestseller and makes it accessible to a new generation of students, entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, seekers, lovers of games and game theory, and anyone else who knows the value of seeking guidance for the future in the teachings of the past. It’s as if Sun Tzu got a 21st-century do-over. Author and illustrator of How to Be Interesting, Jessica Hagy is a cutting-edge thinker whose language—comprising circles, arrows, and lines and the well-chosen word or two—makes her an ideal philosopher for our ever-more-visual culture. Her charts and diagrams are deceptively simple, often funny, and always thought-provoking. She knows how to communicate not only ideas but the complex process of thinking itself, complete with its twists and surprises. For The Art of War Visualized, she presents her vision in evocative ink-brush art and bold typography. The result is page after page in which each passage of the complete canonical text (in its best-known Lionel Giles translation) is visually interpreted in a singular diagram, chart, or other illustration—transforming, reenergizing, and making the classic dazzlingly accessible for a new generation of readers.

History Of China
Author: Yinke Deng
Publisher: 五洲传播出版社
Release Date: 2007
Pages: 171
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The Cold War  Cold War Culture And Society
Author: Lori Lyn Bogle
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2001
Pages: 1814
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Ts Ao P I Transcendent
Author: Howard L. Goodman
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 1998
Pages: 249
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Appendix: The Reliability of the Sources

Bringing Art To Life
Author: Andrew Horrall
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date: 2009-09-14
Pages: 457
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Only thirty-nine when he took over the National Gallery in 1955, Jarvis already had an extraordinary record of achievement and social mobility at home and in England: he had trained with Canada's greatest artists, won a Rhodes scholarship, lunched at the Algonquin Round Table in New York, managed an aircraft factory, written a bestseller, produced films, run a slum settlement, and moved in a London social circle that included Noël Coward and Vivien Leigh. As head of the National Gallery, Jarvis was a provocative public educator, advocating his idea of "a museum without walls" in countless public appearances. Instrumental in bringing modern art to the National Gallery, he shook artists and the art-minded public out of a period of national complacency. This first detailed account of the controversy surrounding his time at the gallery provides an important context for the ongoing and contested role of publicly supported arts and art institutions in this country.

Odyssey Of Culture
Author: Yan Zhou
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2015-03-11
Pages: 164
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This book is the first case study on Wenda Gu that systematically investigates the cultural and artistic context of his life and works, examining selected images of his artwork spanning from the late 1970s to the early 21st century. It is the first monograph to provide a comprehensive and profound study of a Chinese contemporary artist. In the 1980s, the School of Hermeneutics attempted to launch a discursive revolution. Vanguard artists believed that the visual art revolution was an integral part of the critique of culture because it tended to subvert and rebuild the cultural tradition at a discursive level. This book, using a case study on Wenda Gu as representative of Chinese avant-garde, investigates the centrality of culture in art, providing readers with insights on the origin, rationale and methodology of Chinese contemporary art.

Freeing The Buddha
Author: Brian Ruhe
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 477
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This book is not written to reinvent the wheel and offer up just another introduction to Buddhism. This has a fresh approach of Buddhism which does not stir up dust in areas that most people have not thought of. There are Buddhist teachers who would discuss things privately such as Buddhist views on UFOs, Adolf Hitler and the historical Jesus, but they would not give public talks or publish books on such controversal subjects. The author has the courage to do so as he bodly discusses such topics in this book.

The Saturday Review Of Politics  Literature  Science And Art
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Release Date: 1866
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