Sun Tzu

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This article is about the military strategist Sun Tzu. For the mathematician of the same name, see Sun Tzu (mathematician).

Sun Tzu (544 BC496 BC) (孫子 pinyin: Sūn Zǐ) was a Chinese writer. He wrote The Art of War, a very famous book on military strategy (how to fight wars). He is also one of the earliest realists in international relations theory.

The name Sun Tzu is a title of honour given to Sun Wu (孫武, Sūn Wǔ), the author's name. The word Wu, meaning "martial" or "military", is same as the word in "wu shu" or "martial art". Sun Wu also has a courtesy name, Chang Qing (長卿, Cháng Qīng)