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三略   By: (3rd cent. BC)

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三略 by Shigong Huang is a captivating read that offers valuable insights into military strategy and tactics. The book provides a deep dive into the principles of warfare, covering topics such as leadership, the importance of intelligence, and the use of deception in battle.

Huang's writing style is clear and concise, making the complex subject matter accessible to readers of all levels of expertise. His analysis of historical battles and military campaigns offers valuable lessons that can be applied to modern-day conflicts.

One of the standout features of the book is Huang's emphasis on the importance of planning and preparation in warfare. He stresses the need for leaders to constantly adapt and evolve their strategies in order to outmaneuver their enemies.

Overall, 三略 is a thought-provoking and informative read that will appeal to anyone with an interest in military history or strategy. Huang's timeless wisdom and insights are sure to resonate with readers long after they have finished the book.

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San Lve (three tactics Of Huang Shi Gong)

by Huang Shi Gong

The original Chinese:




夫主將之法,務攬英雄之心,賞祿有功,通志于眾。故與眾同好,靡不成;與 眾同惡,靡不傾。治國安家,得人也;亡國破家,失人也。含氣之類,咸願得 其志。  

軍讖曰:「柔能制剛,弱能制強。柔者,德也;剛者,賊也。弱者,人之所助 ;強者,怨之所攻。柔有所設,剛有所施;弱有所用,強有所加。兼此四者, 而制其宜。端末未見,人莫能知。天地神明,與物推移。變動無常,因敵變化 。不為事先,動而輒隨。故能圖制無疆,扶成天威;匡正八極,密定九夷。如 此謀者,為帝王師。」故曰:莫不貪強,鮮能守微,若能守微,乃保其生。聖 人存之,以應事機。舒之彌四海,卷之不盈杯;居之不以室宅,守之不以城郭 ;藏之胸臆,而敵國服。 

軍讖曰:「能柔能剛,其國彌光;能弱能強,其國彌彰。純柔純弱,其國必削 ;純剛純強,其國必亡。」  

夫為國之道,恃賢與民;信賢如腹心,使民如四肢,則策無遺。所適如肢體相 隨,骨節相救,天道自然,... Continue reading book >>

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