By René Chartrand

ISBN-10: 1841763101

ISBN-13: 9781841763101

Книга Osprey crusade №97. Bussaco 1810 Osprey crusade №97. Bussaco 1810 Книги Исторические Автор: R.Chartrand Формат: pdf Издат.:Osprey Страниц: ninety eight Размер: fifty six Mb ISBN: 084176 310 1 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Сериявоенных книгCampaign от Osprey.

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The state’s dominant and leading military-strategic role was clearly compatible with the Taoist political ideal of unifying a state’s people under the ruler. Not an abstract, legalistic structure, for Chinese the state took various forms as the focus for concentrating coercive power and social purpose within a central hierarchy. Shang Yang taught that—with agriculture and commerce—the state’s proper aims were war and interstate relations and that the government’s primary responsibility was domestic order, society’s ultimate Tao.

Military Applications Sun Tzu clearly preferred Shih-strategy to Li-strategy in war. ”71 In applying the ruler’s Tao—harmony between people and ruler—to war, the general’s first command decision had to narrow his strategic perspective to Li or Shih. He might seek to defeat his enemy without fighting by thwarting his intent through deception and indirection— Shih-strategy. He might focus intently on winning every battle through combat superiority and applying immutable principles of war to defeating the enemy’s forces directly—Li-strategy.

And] the great and inspiriting pattern which he sought in vain among the princes of his time”—Shih—recycled to from and direct Chinese strategic culture around Shih. –333 BC) likens the King’s realist approach to Li and Mencius’s Confucian approach to Shih. ” Mencius responded “why do you ask me only for Li? You should take Yin (benevolence) and Yi (justice)[within Tao] as did your ancestor rather than pursuing Li. . ”66 It was not proper for the King, a superior person, to pursue Li, which was an inferior person’s concern.

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