Sunzi and the Art of War (CHTR 3122/CHTR 5122)
Mondays 3:30-6:00pm, New Cabell Hall 107
Mark Metcalf will be teaching a seminar on The Art of War, the Warring States era Chinese classic attributed to Sunzi (Sun Tzu). The course will emphasize a close reading of several translations of the text and will also consider the influence of its historical and philosophical contexts. Contemporary Chinese military writings will also be surveyed to investigate the relevance of the text to modern warfare. Successful completion of CHTR 3122 will satisfy both the Non-Western Perspectives and 2nd Writing requirements for undergraduate students.