Sun zi, also known as sun wu or sun tzu, was a high-ranking military general in chinese history who is known for being one of the greatest military strategists of all time sun zi's real name was sun wu and he was born 535 bc originally, he was a noble of the kingdom of qi in the late spring and.
Sun tzu is the reputed author of the art of war (ping-fa), which some consider to be the best single book ever written on the subject sun tzu's approach to warfare, unlike that of western authors, does not put force at the center: indeed, the chinese character li (force) occurs only nine times in the text's thirteen chapters.
Enchoen27n3200jpg statue of sun tzu in yurihama, tottori, in japan born: c 544 bce probably in state of qi died: c 496 bce probably in state of wu occupation(s):, general nationality: chinese subject(s):, military strategy magnum opus: the art of war. It was during this time that there arose a general from the state of ch'i known as sun tzu his ability to win victories for his warlord gained him fame and power to hand down the wisdom he had gained from his years of battles sun tzu wrote a book, the art of war, that became the classic work on strategy in china his book.
The art of war is an ancient chinese military treatise dating from the spring and autumn period the work, which is attributed to the ancient chinese military strategist sun tzu is composed of 13 chapters each one is devoted to a distinct aspect of warfare and how that applies to military strategy and tactics for almost 1,500.