Selected Works

Charts the nature and evolution of warfare in ancient China.
A tour de force on ancient Chinese ‘spycraft’
The theoretical chapters from the innovative T'ang dynasty military manual.
"The most accurate, conscise, and usable English language translation available"
The crux itself with contemporary implications.
"A remarkable text from the widdle Warring States period"
"Should be in every library"
"Should be read by anyone interested in Chinese military thought"
A categorical compilation of early Chinese martial wisdom.
"Best of all translations I have seen of Chinese military philosophy"
The martial Tao Te Ching
The most popular Chinese oracle


     In accord with our neostrategic vision we have long provided strategic business consulting for conglomerates and also offered lectures and seminars for both military and corporate audiences. The lectures normally focus on Sun-tzu’s Art of War, Chinese intelligence issues, or the Asian geostrategic situation, the latter emphasizing contemporary PRC military science and intentions in light of traditional Chinese military thought and experience. Our half and full day seminars, although invariably structured in response to audience interest, generally explore core concepts and tactical principles from the vast Chinese military corpus; explicate lessons derived from paradigm battles among the hundreds that developed over three millennia of warfare; and unfold the applications and implications for various realms, especially business. They normally analyze topics such as the crucial role of wisdom, active engagement, maneuver, the strategic configuration of power, tactical imbalance of force, the subtle moment, and applicability of net assessments, but they can be as comprehensive as time will allow. Recent public lectures have included “The Asian Geostrategic Swirl”, “Chinese Strategic Power”, “The Myth of Chinese Passivity”, “The Chinese Martial Tradition”, “Sex, Spies, and Skullduggery in China”, “Aquatic Warfare in China”, “Omens and Prognostication in Warfare”, “Incendiary Warfare in China”, “Character and Command in Chinese Military Writings”, and “Motivating Executives and Warriors Chinese Style.”