Attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, the text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare.
Ex-Imperial The Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC.
, Sun Tzu’s only recorded work, has traversed not only oceans and continents, but also disciplines and industries.
Whether or not Sun Tzu was a real person, it’s clear that “he” was very wise: The Art of War still resonates with readers today.
For generations, scholars have been trying to figure out who Sun Tzu was–if he existed at all.
Legend has it that he was a Chinese military leader in an era known as the Spring and Autumn Period.
This was a time of great turmoil in China, as many vassal states vied for power and control of the country’s unpopulated territories.