Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Richard Mansbach

Abstract

This study has been developed to test the feasibility of using Sun Tzu's The Art of War to analyze and predict China's future military behavior. The author systematically introduces Sun Tzu's teachings as contained in his book, lists expectations of the Chinese army's performance in the 1962 Sino-Indian War under the assumption that it was influenced by the thoughts expressed in The Art of War, and compares what actually happened in that war with these expectations. Most of the expectations were borne out in the actual war, and this indicates that the thoughts expressed in The Art of War could possibly be used as a practical tool for penetrating Beijing's military thoughts.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2043

Copyright Owner

Yifei Zhang

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

167 pages

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