Chinese Military Texts - Military Texts - Others


Name Authors Content Dynasty Date Origin Image Description
1400 Sun Bin's Art of War (Chinese: 孫臏兵法; pinyin: Sūnbìn Bīngfă) Sun Bin The treastise contains an extensive 89 chapters, with four volumes of pictures attached. 0794Warring States Period. 0794 4th century BC 0794 Qi state - -
Thirty-Six Stratagems (Chinese: 三十六計; pinyin: Sānshíliù Jì) Unknown; attributed to various A text used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, as well as in civil interaction, often through unorthodox or deceptive means 0794 Unknown; attributed to various 0794 Unknown; attributed to various 0794 Unknown; attributed to various A page from a Ming Dynasty edition of the Book of Qi, from which the name of the Thirty-Six Stratagems comes from.
Wujing Zongyao (Chinese: 武經總要; pinyin: Wǔjīng Zǒngyào; Wade–Giles: Wu Ching Tsung Yao; literally "Collection of the Most Important Military Techniques") Zeng Gongliang (曾公亮), Ding Du (丁度), and Yang Weide (楊惟德) The text is a Chinese military compendium, covering a wide range of subjects, everything from naval warships to different types of catapults. 0794Northern Song Dynasty 0794 1044 AD 0794Northern Song state An illustration of the Wujing Zongyao showing a Chinese Song Dynasty naval river ship with a Xuanfeng traction-trebuchet catapult on its top deck.
Huolongjing (simplified Chinese: 火龙经; traditional Chinese: 火龍經; pinyin: Huǒ Lóng Jīng Wade-Giles: Huo Lung Ching) Jiao Yu and Liu Ji A treastise that outlines the use of various 'fire–weapons' involving the use of gunpowder. It discusses various gunpowder compositions, bombs, fire arrows, rocket launchers, land mines, naval mines, proto–guns, fire lances, bombards and cannons. 0794Ming Dynasty 0794 14th century 0794Ming state Huolongjing depicting the 'Flying Crow with Magic Fire', an aerodynamic winged rocket bomb.
Ji Xiao Xin Shu (Chinese: 紀效新書; ) Qi Jiguang (戚繼光) A text in which Qi Jiguang writes about strategy, armed and unarmed fighting and many other aspects of warfare. 0794Ming Dynasty 0794 16th century 0794Ming state Painting of Qi Jiguang, author of Ji Xiao Xin Shu.
The General's Garden (simplified Chinese: 将苑; traditional Chinese: 將苑; pinyin: Jiàng Yuàn) Zhuge Liang (諸葛亮) A short text plagiarising earlier military treatises, falsely attributed to Zhuge Liang. 0794Song Dynasty 0794 12th century 0794Song state Part of a 12th century manuscript scroll of the Tangut translation of The General's Garden .

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