Sun Tzu - The Art of WarSun Tzu - The Art of WarThe Art of War is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the Late Spring and Autumn Period. The work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategistSun Tzu (also spelledSunzi), is composed of 13 chapters. Each one is devoted to an aspect of warfare and how it applies tomilitary strategy and tactics. For almost 1500 years it was the lead text in an anthology that would be formalised asthe Seven Military Classics by Emperor Shenzong of Song in 1080.The Art of War remains the most influential strategy text inEast Asian warfare and has influenced bothEastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy, lifestyles and beyond.The book contained a detailed explanation and analysis of the Chinese military, from weapons and strategy to rank and discipline.Sun Tzu also stressed the importance of intelligence operatives and espionage to the war effort. BecauseSun Tzu has long been considered to be one of history's finest military tacticians and analysts, his teachings and strategies formed the basis of advanced military training for centuries to come.