East of Hydaspes: Alexander's Conquest of China

East of Hydaspes: Alexander's Conquest of China

by John Jarvis

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Alexander the Great died in 323BC.
There is some debate as to the lifetime of Sun Tzu.
Ssu-ma Ch'ien's Records of the Historian, completed sometime after
100BC, records that Sun Wu from the state of Chi completed his Art Of
War at the end of the 6th Century BC.
Chinese scholars have questioned this, and most agree it could not have
been written this early.
Samuel B Griffith's studies suggest the 4th Century BC. Maspero believes
it was written in the 3rd Century BC.
I have used a later date to make this fictional work a clash between
history's greatest tactical genius and the supreme master of strategies. The
use of 10,000 crossbowmen has been recorded by Chinese historians in
the Battle of Ma iong in 341BC. King Wu ling made cavalry (along with
trousers) part of his army in 320BC the warning states period in China
dates from c543 to c221 BC.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453518731
Publisher: Xlibris NZ
Publication date: 07/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 233
File size: 772 KB

About the Author

John Jarvis retired from martial arts in 1988 after twenty-five years of practice. He was Australasia's most qualified teacher holding 16 black belts in five different disciplines and one of the few men to achieve the 100-man fight.He began his studies in London, lived in Japan for a year in 1967 and has made five return visits, the last in 1989.John has had a parallel career in secondary school teaching, specialising in physical education and religious studies.He is a former consultant editor to International Martial Arts and a contributing editor to South Pacific Martial Arts. His autobiography is Kurosaki Killed the Cat.John is retired and lives on his yacht Gulliver in Wellington, New Zealand.John is also the author of the following books:ZakariEast of HydaspesValley Low

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