• Reading

    2015 Reading Journey: Art of War

    by I actually have a couple of copies of this lying around the house, but for this year’s reading journey, I decided to read the Lionel Giles version, originally published in 1910. This is a translation I don’t have (I have the Cleary and the Ames), but is freely available online and will also give a flavour of early 20th century British English. It’s also the first annotated translation and supposedly much more rigorous than the ones that came before it. Whether it ranks among the best or not is something for Sun Tzu scholars to decide. I’m a dabbler at best. Mr. Giles gives an interesting introduction of his…