Thirty-Six Stratagems

August 10th, 2009

The Thirty-Six Stratagems (traditional Chinese: 三十六計; simplified Chinese: 三十六计; pinyin: Sānshíliù Jì) was a Chinese essay used to illustrate a series of stratagems used in politics, war, as well as in civil interaction, often through unorthodox or deceptive means. They were first published in the Western world[citation needed] by the Swiss scholar Harro von Senger after he heard the Chinese proverb “If all else fails, retreat” at Taipei University.

From wikipedia.

Not too sure where/when I came across this – I think it was on one of those tweets #iranelection recently.

Fascinating stuff.

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