Wang Xuanming's pioneering work in illustrating the 36 Stratagems in
comic form breathes life into these Chinese military strategies
perfected through a few thousand years of battlefield tactics, political
intrigue, ingenuity and human folly.
The six sections of six stratagems
each presents the Chinese original w/pinyin at the heading of each
cleverly illustrated chapter. The focus of this 300-year old text is on
the use of deception, subterfuge or hidden tactics to achieve military
Examples of the use of these stratagems are marvellously
explored through characters who exhibit ingenuity, bravery, and even
calculated brutality in warfare.