Sun Tzu’s Art of War is the perennial classic of grand strategy, marking a paradigm shift in the organisation of warfare in not just Chinese but world history. Master Sun professes the importance of training, leadership and the study of warfare not just as an art but also as a science.
‘The use of the military is the greatest affair of the state. It is the terrain of life and death, the path of survival and ruin. It must be studied.’ – Master Sun in the Art of War (quoted).