China’s “Art of War” anti-war philosophy respected abroad (Figure)
The Art of War in the city, Shandong Huimin woodcut showing the “Art of War.” People picture
center of Helsinki in Finland, a bookstore, the Finnish version of” The Art of War “caused by the local reader’s interest. Xinhua News Agency issued
“The Art of War” as a treasure of the world’s military and cultural history, its ideological content beyond the military dimension, highly respected in the world. PLA Academy of Military Science has been invited to send missions to overseas lecture lecture on “The Art of War.” How to treat foreigners this Chinese classic, how to understand the profound thoughts?
Japan, South Korea’s most enthusiastic
a book 2,500 years ago, “The Art of War” early in the Wei and Jin Dynasties has spread to overseas, the world’s total 30 languages, geographical coverage of all continents other than Antarctica.
“” Art of War “is the world’s oldest works of military theory, one in the world today, Japan’s” Art of War “to carry out the study was the first and most in-depth.” Studied “Art of War” nearly 30 years of Military Science researcher Liu told reporters that recent studies have shown that, “The Art of War” the first in Northern and Southern Dynasties period already passed in Japan through the Korean peninsula. AD 734, the first historical record of Japan sent Tang Xuesheng Kibi really prepared to create a note in overseas study, “The Art of War” tradition, since Japan has published hundreds of “Art of War” book and discussion.
South Korea is also keen to study “The Art of War,” the country since 1953 have been published over a hundred kinds of Korean books, especially in the 21st century, the advent of new work every year. South Korea’s popular “Art of War” thinking popular books are very popular, including Zheng’s four-volume fly-rock, “the novel The Art of War”, only from 1985 to 1997 on the reprinted five times, printed over 200 million copies and translated into many countries Text in the overseas distribution.
the world’s total of 30 languages ??of the “Art of War” version, in addition to Chinese and some minority languages, Japanese, English, French, Italian and so are many versions circulating, publishing ” The Art of War “study of books and papers of seven eight hundred, geographical coverage of all continents other than Antarctica.
-war philosophy respected
“Art of War” based on “non-war”, in-depth understanding of the war, today to contain the violence of war has a strong targeted, most of the world fit the contemporary pursuit of peace thinking.
this book on the cold steel of the military strategy’s why in today’s high-tech war is still subject to such attention? Liu believes that in order for the world peace and development trend of today, foreign military theorists are increasingly aware of the use of Sun Tzu’s “victory” thought to contain militaristic acts of war, promote the use of non-violent means of settling international disputes.
weapons as the war escalated, and deepening East-West cultural exchange, drawing more attention in Western countries, “The Art of War” contains the essence of military culture.
likes to take foreigners there are human beings first “information war,” said the Iraq war as examples of modern military warfare, according to Western media reports, from the then U.S. President George W. Bush to have Tommy Franks, commander attaches great importance to refer to the beginning of the war, “The Art of War.” Liu said that in Argentina, a military college lectures, the students had asked him to use the “Art of War” to analyze the Iraq war, and Liu’s answer is that students are amazed, “pre-Iraq war use of the United States ‘use between’ idea is successful, Saddam’s most powerful Republican Guard did not make a decent until the last resistance, then the war has become a big mystery until after the war, the U.S. military said only that they spent tens of millions buy the Republican Guard generals, thus defusing a difficult game, but the U.S. military only learned of the “Art of War” in the ‘attack’ in principle, but did not pay attention to its other – ‘after the war repair work’, that is to consolidate victories, which led to U.S. casualties was increasing. ” War on terror in Afghanistan, the U.S. media also pointedly noted that if the U.S. military to fully understand and use “The Art of War” in “with the enemy Mexican practice,” the military thought, according to opponents of change to adjust tactics, then the war in Afghanistan as early as possible over.
high value commercial reference
abroad on the “Art of War,” the interest, not only from the ancient Chinese strategic thinking of curiosity, but also because this art of war For the commercial area of ??reference.
Liu teaching abroad are the main target of two types of people, a class of college students and military officers, the other category is the management class students. “You can say, in the field of commercial competition, countries learn to use” The Art of War “has almost become a trend.” Liu said, he taught in Chile and Argentina, “The Art of War” in the battle to use, the hall is always packed, and many people still standing lectures. “A Chilean military officer from the home of our grandchildren are particularly enthusiastic, we finished the course in a city transfer station to the next city, he was accompanied in the lecture process, when the level of translation is limited, he simply directly points to the podium, with his “Art of War” and my understanding of the teaching content, with local people to accept the presence of expression to tell the audience. “
Publicity Department of the PLA Academy of Military Science Political Guojun, vice minister of package that the “Art of War” from a philosophical level, illustrates the universal law of force to fight the proposed macro, the whole purpose of the use of force to achieve victory in the basic principles, giving the military outside, full of inspiration.
Liu told reporters that he lectures overseas, often with the actual case, the audience here will cause great interest. For example, he was speaking in South America into the U.S. market, Japanese auto case, Japan would rather lose money when it comes to first let the U.S. open on young small, fuel-efficient, economical Japanese cars, a few years after the young man to grow up, Japanese cars naturally in the United States occupies a considerable share of the market, the presence of the audience are all very much appreciated in this case embodied in the “win without a fight and the first” thinking. “This is because foreigners did not expect to, so long ago in China will be able to have such a profound insight and wisdom, and partly because the” Art of War, “the language difficult to understand, when combined with the case before the local people to accept the real . “
U.S.” Entrepreneur “magazine has said,” If you ever feel that Business is war, then this master based on the teachings of the ancient Chinese book will tell you many things. ” According to reports, the Japanese text can recite well-known entrepreneurs Matsushita “grandson thirteen,” and the grandchildren as “the world of God.” In a few days ago after the British general election, Oxford University economist John Kay says, “For the reason of failure to explore the Labour Party David Miliband, the best to look at the” Art of War “.”
enhance military soft power
“The Art of War” respect for the wisdom, love peace as much as possible to limit the violence of war of ideas, reflecting the Chinese culture core values.
the 1960s, the United Kingdom during World War II’s visit to the famous Montgomery, Chairman Mao Zedong said, “suggested the military academies the world should be” The Art of War “as a textbook.” Today, the U.S. National Defense University, West Point, Navy and Air Force Command College, and so regard the “Art of War” as a strategy for science and military theory, a must read, McNealy with American experts “written by Sun Tzu Art of War and Modern War,” the words “It has been integrating in the U.S. Army and Marine Corps into the military doctrine.”
a long time, people on the “Art of War” in countries such as Japan and South Korea and the spread of Anglo-American understanding more, but I do not know this “soldier through” in Latin America and other regions also have extraordinary influence. Liu said: “In South America, countries studying in the military officers have special learning” The Art of War, “this course. To the Chilean Air Force War College, for example, requires students to the hospital before the start of reading six books, the first is the “Art of War”; in the course trainees to practice, commenting on wars, on the deduction and figure examination, they will be applied to the “Art of War” theory. “understood,” The Art of War “, many bookstores in Chile, and even newsstands can buy, many families in this collection from China, “World Masterpieces” proud. Port city of Valparaiso in Chile, as a Merchant Navy Bureau Director Liu will be told two years ago, his birthday, his son gave him a birthday gift is in English, “The Art of War.”
Indeed, a book cart at the age of cattle mound, “The Art of War” with some limitations, but to adopt Chinese 100 long, eclectic a lot of good ideas, has a very strong tradition of ancient Chinese culture heritage. Liu said, “The Art of War” respect for the wisdom, love peace as much as possible to limit the violence of war of ideas, reflecting the core values ??of Chinese culture, promote the ‘Art of War “is to enhance China’s cultural influence abroad and military soft power a bright spot. (Reporters focus Xiang)