36 Ji Introduction – Thirty-Six Strategies

A recently uncovered notebook of 36 proverbs commented as military tactics that helps dealing with conflicts. Tr. Verstappen (en), Doc Mac Jr (fr).

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0. Six by six : thirty-six

I. Stratagems when in a superior position
1. Fool the Emperor to Cross the Sea
2. Besiege Wei to Rescue Zhao
3. Kill with a Borrowed Sword
4. Await the Exhausted Enemy at Your Ease
5. Loot a Burning House
6. Clamor in the East, Attack in the West

II. Stratagems for confrontation
7. Create Something From Nothing
8. Openly Repair The Walkway, Secretly March to Chencang
9. Observe the Fire on the Opposite Shore
10. Hide Your Dagger Behind a Smile
11. Sacrifice the Plum Tree In Place of the Peach
12. Seize the Opportunity To Lead a Sheep Away

III. Stratagems for attack
13. Beat The Grass To Startle The Snake
14. Borrow a Corpse to Raise the Spirit
15. Lure the Tiger Down the Mountain
16. To Catch Something, First Let It Go
17. Toss Out A Brick To Attract Jade
18. To Catch the Bandits First Capture Their Leader

IV. Stratagems for confused situations
19. Steal The Firewood From Under the Pot
20. Trouble The Water To Catch The Fish
21. Shed Your Skin Like the Golden Cicada
22. Shut the Door to Catch the Thief
23. Befriend a Distant Enemy to Attack One Nearby
24. Borrow the Road to Conquer Guo

V. Stratagems for gaining ground
25. Replace The Beams With Rotten Timbers
26. Point At The Mulberry But Curse The Locust Tree
27. Feign Madness But Keep Your Balance
28. Lure Your Enemy Onto the Roof, Then Take Away the Ladder
29. Tie Silk Blossoms to the Dead Tree
30. Exchange the Role of Guest for that of Host

VI. Stratagems for desperate situations
31. The Strategy of Beautiful Women
32. The Strategy of Open City Gates
33. The Strategy of Sowing Discord
34. The Strategy of Injuring Yourself
35. The Tactic of Combining Tactics
36. If All Else Fails Retreat

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