Accession Number : ADA423419


Title :   Learning from the Stones: A Go Approach to Mastering China's Strategic Concept, Shi


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Lai, David


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a423419.pdf


Report Date : May 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : Most U.S. political and military leaders are aware of the difference in strategic thinking and international behavior between the United States and China. Many have also studied Sun Tzu's Art of War and can recite the Chinese master strategist's famous saying: Know the enemy and know yourself, in a hundred battles you will never be in peril. However, few really understand the essence of the difference. The author introduces a new approach to learning about the different ways of strategic thinking and interaction in Chinese culture. It is through learning the Chinese board game called go. This game is a living reflection of Chinese philosophy, culture, strategic thinking, warfare, military tactics, and diplomatic bargaining. The author also sheds light on the remarkable connection between go and the strategic concepts in Sun Tzu's Art of War. A modest claim is made in this writing that a little knowledge of go will take U.S. leaders a long way in understanding the essence of the Chinese way of war and diplomacy.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY STRATEGY , *GAME THEORY , *CHINA , *MILITARY ART , WARFARE , UNITED STATES , LEADERSHIP , MILITARY COMMANDERS , BATTLES , MILITARY TACTICS , PHILOSOPHY , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , CULTURE , POLITICAL PARTIES


Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE