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Names: Parr, Adam, 1965- author.

Title: The mandate of heaven : strategy, revolution, and the first European translation of “Sunzi’s Art of war” (1772) / by Adam Parr.

Other titles: Strategy, revolution, and the first European translation of “Sunzi’s Art of war” (1772)

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019] | Series: Jesuit studies - modernity through the prism of Jesuit history, 2214-3289 ; vol. 26 | Includes bibliographical references and index. | Text in English, with some text in Chinese.

Identifiers: LCCN 2019037126 (print) | LCCN 2019037127 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004414495 (hardback ; alk. paper) | ISBN 9789004416215 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Sunzi, active 6th century B.C. Sunzi bing fa--Criticism and interpretation. | Sunzi, active 6th century B.C. Sunzi bing fa--Influence. | Amiot, Joseph Marie, 1718-1793. Art militaire des Chinois. | Amiot, Joseph Marie, 1718-1793. | Jesuits--China.

Classification: LCC U31 .P344 2019 (print) | LCC U31 (ebook) | DDC 355.02--dc23

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