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Simon Wong 11/9/05 Research Paper Outline McNeal When mobilizing to war, the ancient Chinese military theorists realized that in order to mobilize a force one must take into account the “people” and their views and thoughts. However, the term “people” or even the term “subject” is a misleading term. To these ancient Chinese military theorists, the “people” or “subject” was simply tools to be employed. Tactics and techniques were one aspect of these early military texts, more interestingly however are the psychological ploys devised to control both the mind and heart in a broad sense and even on an individual level (i.e. how to control officers). My paper will explain the manipulation and techniques used by rulers or generals in a more modern political/psychological perspective (a.k.a. the practice of public relations). Intro “In antiquity those who planned government affairs would invariably first instruct the hundred surnames and gain the affection of the common people”
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2008 for the course ASIAN 3302 taught by Professor Mcneal,r during the Fall '05 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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