Title THE JAPANESE ART OF WAR: UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE OF STRATEGY.
Publisher Shambhala, Boston, 1991, Ist edition.
Seller ID 14583
126 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Military rule and the martial tradition of the samurai have dominated Japanese culture for centuries, virtually to the present day. According to Thomas Cleary - translator of more than twenty-five classics of Asian philosophy - the Japanese people have been so steeped in the way of the warrior that some of the manners and mentality of this outlook remain embedded in their individual and collective consciousness..." Contents: Introduction; A Martial History of Japan; Zen in Japanese History; Bushido and Martial Arts; The Way of the Zen Warrior; Schemes of the Samurai; The Thirty-Six Strategies; Bushido and Christianity; A Zen Razor; Summary. Small remainder mark on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has areas of light edge wrinkling, light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine/flap-folds, small area of light creases on front hinge, light rubbing wih slight color loss on rear panel, two tiny edge tears. VG/G +