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Best strategist ever in Chinese History

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:55 pm
by jonathanyu
So here we go, who you think is the best strategist ever in Chinese history? Jiang Ziya? Zhuge Liang? Yue Yi? Zhang Liang? Han Xin? or even Xiahou Mao? :lol:

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:01 pm
by Zhang Shu
Zhuge Liang. No reason except he had a cool fan.

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:35 pm
by Lady Wu
I'm moving this to World History.

The problem with Jiang Ziya and Zhuge Liang is that they've been deified to the extent that it's hard to tell what they actually accomplished as strategists.

I've always been fond of Zhang Liang, but how about Guo Ziyi of Tang? He was the one who saved Tang from the An Lushan rebellion. (For some reason I used to think of him as a scholar-strategist like Lu Xun, but I just read up on him and he actually started off in a military position.)

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:06 am
by Harimau
I'm rather fond of Taigong Wang (Jiang Ziya) and Zhang Liang myself... Zhang Liang's own personal background is rather interesting, if what the shiji described is actually true.

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:37 am
by Ranbir
Where would Sunzi and the Bingfa stand?

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:47 pm
by Lafeel
My vote will have to go to the original, and in my opinion the best one: Sun Tzu.

Unread postPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 1:19 pm
by WeiTreize
Either Sun Tzu or Zhuge Liang it is hard to chose I like both of there books.

Unread postPosted: Tue May 03, 2005 1:46 pm
by Jordan
No doubt about it. The answer is Sun Tzu. After all his guide to war is still a manual read today and contains basic and practical military logic.

Unread postPosted: Thu May 05, 2005 9:20 pm
by Han Sui
Sima Yi... Cunning and devios at the same time...

Unread postPosted: Fri May 06, 2005 5:14 pm
by Ma Chao of Xi Liang
Sun Zi,or Zhuge Liang.