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The Art of War | Glossary


bingfa: (n) military strategy and tactics found in Chinese literature and instructional texts

Confucian: (adj) followers or teachings of the Chinese philosopher Confucius; attitude relating to harmonic balance of opposites

divination: (n) a method of foretelling future events; interpretations of omens to reveal hidden information

hexagram: (n) two-dimensional figure with six equal angles and six equal sides, used in Chinese fortune-telling

Tao: (n) Chinese guiding principle and mythical philosophy; the path of right conduct, acting in harmony with fundamental essence

yang: (n) Chinese masculine principle, described as active in nature, characterized by light, heat, or dryness; the opposite of yin

yin: (n) Chinese feminine principle, passive in nature, characterized by darkness, cold, or wetness; the opposite of yang

zhu: (n) Chinese title referring to an owner, master, or host

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