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New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5.75 inches by 8.5 inches. 375,  pages. Endpaper map. A Note on the Translation and Pronunciation. Chronology of approximate Dynastic Periods, Tomb Texts, Lost Writings. Illustrations/maps. Notes to the General Introduction and Historical Background. Selected Notes to the Introduction. Notes to the Translation. Notes to the Tomb Texts and Lost Writings. Selected Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, writer and philosopher who lived in the Eastern Zhou period of ancient China. Sun Tzu is traditionally credited as the author of The Art of War, an influential work of military strategy that has affected Western and East Asian philosophy and military thinking. The Han dynasty historian Sima Qian and other traditional Chinese historians placed him as a minister to King Helü of Wu and dated his lifetime to 544–496 BC.