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Mao on Legalism and Lord Shang

A very interesting study of the ancient roots of Mao's ideas. (http://t.co/5dNhPAHX MAO TSE-TUNG ON LEGALISM AND LORD SHANG)
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Mao got Shang Yang and Legalism right.

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Peter Drucker and the Art of War - Forbes

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Peter Drucker and the Art of War Forbes Ask businesspeople to peg the writer whose thinking is most clearly reflected in both military and corporate circles, and odds are that you'll hear the name Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese general who is...
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Another tiresome (and incorrect) application of Ping-fa (also incorrectly known as Art of War) to the world of business.

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UBC wins $3 million to study morality - Vancouver Sun

UBC wins $3 million to study morality - Vancouver Sun | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
UBC wins $3 million to study morality
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... and Oxford, are involved. By Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun January 10, 2013 9:00 PM ...
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Excellent initiative.

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Peace Through Art & Poetry - Times-Standard

Peace Through Art & Poetry
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This annual contest solicits poetry and art with the theme of peace, non-violence, ending hatred and war, from Humboldt County high school students.
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The Art of War: Sunzi, Lionel Giles: Amazon.com: Kindle Store

The Art of War: Sunzi, Lionel Giles: Amazon.com: Kindle Store (I just bought: 'The Art of War' by Sunzi via @amazonkindle http://t.co/8GB6Msqq)
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Art of War by SunTzu [SunZi] -English Hypertext

@opticaldensity When ever there's a action, protest, Op's add in the #GO an Art of War method. http://t.co/94H0xaFM
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Perhaps the best translation of ping-fa available. Yes, the name of this text is ping-fa. Art of War is a mistranslation, and Sun Tzu was the school in pre-China that created it. See: The School of Sun Tzu available at amazon dot com, and iuniverse dot com.

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Quill & Quire » Canadian literary event roundup: June 1-7

Quill & Quire » Canadian literary event roundup: June 1-7 | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
http://twitter.com/shibumiMC David G Jones. David Jones will be signing his new – managing without conflict – book at Edmonton West Ed Chapters, Sunday 1-5 PM, June 24. Come by and have a chat! http://tinyurl.com/ ...
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Ancient Palace Uncovered inside Qin Shi Huang's Resting Place

Ancient Palace Uncovered inside Qin Shi Huang's Resting Place | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
According to the researcher, the palace could shed light on the architectural styles of the Qin Dynasty, highlighting Emperor Qin Shi Huang's wish to continue to live in splendor and luxury even during his afterlife.
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Keeping Your Enemies Closer - Forbes

Keeping Your Enemies Closer - Forbes | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
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Keeping Your Enemies Closer
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It's not too often that Sun Tzu, the brilliant Chinese military strategist and Al Pacino of “The Godfather” give the same wise business advice: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
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A silly statement - without meaning - and certainly not from The Art of War. If interested in just what Tye Art of War says, and what it is all about, go here:

 

http://davidgjones.authorsxpress.com/2012/05/14/david-g-jones-author-of-the-school-of-sun-tzu/

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Palace Found Inside Qin Shihuang's Tomb | A Billion Little Stars

Palace Found Inside Qin Shihuang's Tomb | A Billion Little Stars | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
Inside the tomb of Qin Shihuang (259-210 B.C.), China's first feudal emperor at Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi province, a large palace complex has been found. This site was made world-famous when terracotta warriors in ...
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"Emperor Qin Shihuang, who attained the throne at age 13 and took over the kingdom at 22, planned the construction of his cemetery soon after he was enthroned, and the large cemetery and mausoleum showed that he wanted to continue his imperial life after death."


No, it showed he wanted a nice place to be buried, appropriate to the first emperor of China. His story is here, in The School of Sun Tzu:


http://davidgjones.authorsxpress.com/2012/05/14/david-g-jones-author-of-the-school-of-sun-tzu/

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sonshi.com on Social Media

sonshi.com on Social Media | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
Favicon sonshi.com www.sonshi.com external link. OK PAGE TITLE Sonshi - Sun Tzu's Art of War Resource and Community. OK. DESCRIPTION. Companion guide to your Art of War book by Sun Tzu. Supported by over 40 ...
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Just pondering the difference between sonshi and shinola. Nope - no difference.

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Tongue-popping Laozi statue sparks debate - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

Tongue-popping Laozi statue sparks debate - Shanghai Daily (subscription) | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
Tongue-popping Laozi statue sparks debate Shanghai Daily (subscription) A statue of Laozi (Lao Tzu), the ancient Chinese philosopher who wrote Tao Te Ching some 2,500 years ago, has sparked a controversy among 70,000 Weibo microbloggers for...
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The mythical (and imaginary) Lao Tzu (Laozi) was actually a school by that name. It's main product - the Tao Te Ching - was instrumental in helping found the empire of China.

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Confucianism,,,,,Taoism - Religious Education Forum

Confucianism,,,,,Taoism - Religious Education Forum | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
I've read that Confucianism is an offshoot of Taoism, can someone perhaps shed some more light on this subject?
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Both Taoism and Confucianism existed in many iterations over the past several thousand years. However, in the years leading up to the founding of China, what I call neo-Taoism (based on the Tao Te Ching and linked to Legalism) and Confucianism (actually a reactionary movement to neo-Taoism) became political opposites.

 

Incidentally ther was never a philosopher named "Lao Tzu" and the existence of a Confucius is also much in doubt. The full story is here:

http://tinyurl.com/bq5klsn
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The Strategist Notebook: Story about Sun Tzu and the kings’ concubines

The Strategist Notebook: Story about Sun Tzu and the kings’ concubines | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
This blog is about strategies. Strategies are thinking processes that are applicable to every living being.
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Emperor Quin Shi Huang's deadly tomb stumps archaeologists

Emperor Quin Shi Huang's deadly tomb stumps archaeologists | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
The recently discovered burial complex of China's first emperor – Qin Shi Huang – is proving to be the most exciting, and most challenging, archaeological discovery since Tutankamun. But authorities are hesitating.
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Chinese archaeologists would be well advised to revisit the "documentation" they seem wedded to regarding the tomb of Qin Shi Huang. Sima Qian was more a propagandist than an historian. His report on the tomb is highly suspect. The examination and report on Qin Shi Huang is here:

http://tinyurl.com/bq5klsn
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The Art of War and your real estate transactions | Annapolis Real ...

"Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." - Sun Tzu, The Art of War. There are lessons in the real estate market to be learned from the book The Art of War and its ...
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Another "business is war" application <sigh>

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Lao-Tzu: The First Libertarian? - Eve Was ( Partially ) Right

Lao-Tzu: The First Libertarian? - Eve Was ( Partially ) Right | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
Lao-Tzu: The First Libertarian? More late night reading reveals more truths. Lao-Tzu wrote these words approximately 2,500 years ago. Come on, people - is this concept really that difficult for a "modern" man to understand?
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A Houseful of Rabbits: LAO TZU'S ADVICE ....

A Houseful of Rabbits: LAO TZU'S ADVICE .... | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
"The book is of very old Chinese wisdom from Lao Tzu - maybe from around 500BC - and is highly revered by many. I do not mean to make light of it. Not at all. But it is a conflicting bunch of wisdom to try to understand.
David G Jones's insight:

It is straight forward as long as you remember it was not written by the fictituous "Lao Tzu" - that it was actually written by a school 2300 years ago - and that it is a manual of practical philosophy. See:

http://tinyurl.com/bq5klsn
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Tao Te Ching Chapter 80 Small country

Tao Te Ching Chapter 80 Small country | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
Translation and explanation of Taoism by Naoto Matsumoto, a Japanese playwright. Thanks to the concepts of Zen Buddhism, notably «Shobogenzo» by Soto Zen Master Dogen, we can easily understand the once enigmatic notions of Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu.
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There is nothing at all "enigmatic" about the Tao te Ching. Understand first of all it is an applied philosophy for the better management of society. It's a suite of principles. For good government. Understand secondly that it was the product of a lerned academy and that there was never a person named "Lao Tzu." Finally, understand that there is no religion, alchemy, elixirs or healing methods in the Tao Te Ching. Oh, and only an adept can see where there might be a link between Taoism and "martial arts."

 

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How to practice the art of Wu-Wei? - Do Lectures

How to practice the art of Wu-Wei? - Do Lectures | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
One Response to “How to practice the art of Wu-Wei?” David G. Jones. August 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm. The new wu-wei as set out in the Tao Te Ching, and as articulated in Ping-fa instructs clearly in why social intervention is right with heaven.
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Lao Zi: Saint and Founder of Daoism | Culture | China | Epoch Times

Lao Zi: Saint and Founder of Daoism | Culture | China | Epoch Times | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
Laozi (about BC 571-470) is regarded as a saint in China and known as a great philosopher and founder of the Dao School.
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Daoism was founded long before the time of the alleged Laozi - a fictional character invented by the state of Qin as part of its march to founding the Chinese empire. The Tao Te Ching then, is about 2300 years old.

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The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. ● Panda Quotes

Panda Quotes (RT @_suntzuquotes: The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. http://t.co/QDY2TaFw #suntzu #quote #quotes)
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Terracotta Warriors: An Army for the Afterlife - LiveScience.com

Terracotta Warriors: An Army for the Afterlife - LiveScience.com | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
China Daily
Terracotta Warriors: An Army for the Afterlife
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The pits are situated less than one mile to the northeast of a pyramid shaped mausoleum constructed for the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang (259 B.C.
David G Jones's insight:

It is truly amazing the way journalists and "researchers" continue to interpret and invent the meaning of Qin Shi Huang's works. Take this as an example:

 

"Curiously, when the emperor created this army he had it face east, not toward the frontiers of his empire but rather toward the territories he had already taken. Why he did this is a mystery, it could be because of the topography around his mausoleum or it could because he felt the real threat came from the lands he had conquered."

 

See? Totally silly. The terra cotta "army" was the emperor's memorial to the end of war. It faced east because that's where the empire's citizens lived. Does this author rerally think that the greatest peace  maker and nation buioder of all time expected to guard his empire with clay statues? 

 

Here's the complete story of Qin Shi Huang and China's founding. It's called The School of Sun Tzu:

http://tinyurl.com/897kb6p

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Emperor, concubine and priest - The Nation

Emperor, concubine and priest - The Nation | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
The Nation Emperor, concubine and priest The Nation In 215BC, when Qin Shi Huang ordered the construction of his own tomb and an army of Terracotta Warriors to be buried with him in Xi'an, it's doubtful he was thinking of turning his mausoleum into...
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"Qin Shi Huang, China's first emperor and not a nice ruler. Torching hamlets, ransacking small towns and taking captives were part of his One-China campaign. The emperor built many sections of the Great Wall at the cost of numerous lives, and gave an order to burn scholars alive."


Complete nonsense. For the true story of China's first emperor, go to:

http://tinyurl.com/btn3e9y

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Where Science and Buddhism Meet (movie) | TruthTheory

Where Science and Buddhism Meet (movie) | TruthTheory | The School of Sun Tzu | Scoop.it
Buddism, Taoism, and Brahmanism are mirrored in Quantum Mechanics, much like the multiple String Theories have... http://t.co/cPVlBa8J
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