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Unformatted text preview: iii. Need to be quick anti-sieges c. Timing i. Emphasis on attacking when the time is right d. Strategic advantage i. Leaders need to assess the situation and act accordingly ii. Normal vs. Extraordinary Forces (Or: Conventional vs. Unconventional) 1. Distinction between how units are used 2. “Normal” Tactics: Things that you expect would happen such as a strong center 3. “Extraordinary” Tactics: Things that run counter to convention surprise 4. (See link to Taoist Tradition) e. Deception i. Show your enemy the opposite of whatever is the current situation ii. (See link to Taoist Tradition) f. Treatment of Captives 3. Growth a. One of the best read books in Asia b. Remains bedrock wisdom for all Chinese commanders c. Legalist perspective allows Ch’in (Qin) 221 BC to win and create a Chinese empire...
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course HIST 360 at Cornell University (Engineering School).