Sun Tzu’s 2500-years-old “Art of War”: Deception as a Fundamental Strategy

The ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, an honorific title meaning “Master Sun”, emphasized the importance of deception as a fundamental strategy in warfare. In his renowned work, “The Art of War,” he stressed the value of careful planning, intelligence gathering, creating illusions, feigning weaknesses, and exploiting the weaknesses of the enemy. His emphasis on flexibility, adaptability, and the strategic use of resources has made The Art of War a timeless masterpiece, still relevant in today’s world.

3,000 Years of Human Ritual Sacrifice in Ancient China

Human ritual sacrifice, a gruesome practice in which people were ceremonially slaughtered as offerings to gods, supernatural beings, or ancestors, has a haunting history across various civilizations. While these brutal killings have occurred in numerous civilizations throughout history, ancient Chinese culture was unique due to the intensity with which it occurred, its scale and brutality, and the hordes of people massacred.