Drawing on ancient texts and modern interpretations, this work explores the foundations for war in China's strategic culture - Shih, Li, and Tao. Shih theory bases strategy on enemy intent, in contrast to Euro-American Li strategies based on forces. The work uses Shih theory to explain the anomalies that continue to perplex Euro-American observers in modern China's uses of force.
Palgrave Macmillan; April 2006
- ISBN 9781403983138
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- Title: The Philosophy of Chinese Military Culture
- Author: Mott, William H., IV; Jae Chang Kim
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
About The Author
William H. Mott, IV teaches International Politics and Political Thought at Emerson College. Jae Chang Kim is co-chairman of the Council on Korea-US Security Studies.