Strategies of the Warring States: Zhan Guo Ce 战国策 Strategies of the Warring States: Zhan Guo Ce 战国策

Strategies of the Warring States: Zhan Guo Ce 战国‪策‬

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The Zhan Guo Ce (战国策), also known in English as the Strategies of the Warring States, is an ancient Chinese text that contains anecdotes of political manipulation and warfare during the Warring States period (5th to 3rd centuries bc). It is an important text of the Warring States Period as it describes the strategies and political views of the School of Diplomacy and reveals the historical and social characteristics of the period.

The Zhan Guo Ce recounts the history of the Warring States from the conquest of the Fan clan by the Zhi clan in 490 BC up to the failed assassination of Qin Shi Huang by Gao Jianli in 221 BC.


The chapters take the form of anecdotes meant to illustrate various strategies and tricks employed by the Warring States. With the focus thus being more on providing general political insights than on presenting the whole history of the period, there is no stringent year-by-year dating such as that found in the preceding Spring and Autumn Annals. Stories are sorted chronologically by under which ruler they take place, but within the reign of a single king there is no way to tell if the time elapsed between two anecdotes is a day or a year.


The book comprises approximately 120,000 words, and is divided into 33 chapters and 497 sections.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2019
January 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
439
Pages
PUBLISHER
DeepEastern
SELLER
Wu Ping
SIZE
27.7
MB

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