暑期阅读书单 Reading List in Summer Vocation

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暑假,老师们为大家推荐一些经典书目,希望可以充实同学们的假期生活。同时也是作为专业阅读的一部分,为升学做准备。

Our teachers recommended a series of classic books to enrich students’ summer vacation life. In addition, it can also prepare for further enrollment as a part of professional reading program.

本学期书单推荐将根据不同年级的特征,结合同学们实际学习进度进行推荐。

The book list is recommended in combination with students’ practical learning progresses and in accordance with the characteristics of different grades.

FOR

IGCSE Students

01

House of Hollow

《空心的房子》

By Krystal Sutherland

克里斯托·萨瑟兰著

A dark, twisty modern fairytale where three sisters discover they are not exactly all that they seem and evil things really do go bump in the night.
Iris Hollow and her two older sisters are unquestionably strange. Ever since they disappeared on a suburban street in Scotland as children only to return a month a later with no memory of what happened to them, odd, eerie occurrences seem to follow in their wake. And they’re changing. First, their dark hair turned white. Then, their blue eyes slowly turned black. They have insatiable appetites yet never gain weight. People find them disturbingly intoxicating, unbearably beautiful, and inexplicably dangerous.

I would recommend this for grade 9 or 10. It would appeal to readers who like authors such as Amelie Wen Zhao or Julie C. Dao. (Creepy and Dark)

这是一个跌宕起伏的现代黑暗童话故事,三姐妹发现一切与她们想象的并不一样,而且夜晚的确会发生邪恶的事情。

伊里斯·霍洛和她的两个姐姐非常奇怪。小时候,她们在苏格兰郊区的街道上消失不见,一个月后又回来了,但是对发生的事情毫无印象。奇怪、诡异的事情接踵而至。三姐妹一直在发生着变化。首先,她们的黑发变白了。其次,蓝眼睛慢慢变成黑色。她们变得非常贪吃,却从不长胖。人们发现她们越来越令人陶醉,美得让人窒息,却有着难以形容的危险。

02

《了不起的物理》

Amazing Physics

书籍简介

这本书有生活中的物理学和黑科技,如5G、裸眼3D、超级高铁;有广阔如宇宙的物理学原理,如引力波、黑洞和宇宙大爆炸理论;还有微小如量子的内涵哲理,如薛定谔的猫、量子纠缠和不确定性原理;更有对重要物理学定律的总结,像能量守恒定律、爱因斯坦方程和熵增原理。每一个故事都能解答你对这个世界的好奇和疑问,帮助大家在思维方式上做出一些改变,发现理性和逻辑思维的魅力,让生活变得更简单。

This book covers physics and dark technology in the life, such as 5G, glasses-free 3D, Pneumatic Tubes. The book includes not only macroscopical physics principles like gravitational waves, black holes and the Big Bang theory, and but also microcosmic philosophy, such as Schrodinger’s cat, quantum entanglement and uncertainty principle. There are also summaries of major laws of physics, covering the law of conservation of energy, Einstein’s equations and the entropy increase principle. Each story is designed to satisfy curiosity and tackle questions about the world, helping you discover the charm of rational and logical thought by transforming your thinking mode to make life easier.

03

《一想到还有95%的问题留给人类,我就放心了》  

We Have No idea

书籍简介

好奇使我们不断的探索和进步,这是一本诱发人类好奇心的科普书,你会被他的语言风格和插图逗得捧腹大笑。因为它并没有把科普的重点放在解释说明和下结论上,所以你不用担心理论知识枯燥无味,而是抛出了更多宇宙未解之谜,鼓励科学爱好者去探索这个美妙的世界。通过这本书,你将知道还有这么多未知领域等待探索,并为此而兴奋。这本书会告诉你每一个宇宙之谜的答案对人类的意义,以及背后令人惊奇事实,从而了解到如何从不同的角度看待世界,也会通过了解自身的无知,明白未来充满了各种神奇的可能。

Curiosity drives us constantly to explore and make progress. This is a popular science book that evokes curiosity. You will be amused by its language style and illustrations. You will find the theory not boring or dry because this book encourages the science-enthusiasts to explore the wonderful world by a series of unsolved mysteries of the universe, rather than focus on explanation and conclusion. Reading the book, you will understand that there are many unknown areas to explore, and feel excited about it. This book will tell you why mysteries of the universe mean a lot to humanity, and the miraculous facts behind it. By doing so, you will learn about how to view the world from different perspectives, and make sense that the future is full of amazing possibilities through realizing our own ignorance.

04

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

《成吉思汗与今日世界之形成》

By Jack Weatherford

杰克·威泽弗德著

It is a well written and well-read book on the Mongol Empire from the time of Genghis Khan through the reign of Kubulai Khan. This book gives great detail into the early life of Tenmugen and the struggles and realities of living during a tumultuous period. Highly recommended for an understanding of this period.

本书讲述了大蒙古国建立者孛儿只斤·铁木真(尊号:成吉思汗)至大蒙古国第五任可汗孛儿只斤·忽必烈(尊号:薛禅汗)这段时期的蒙古帝国发展史。文字如行云流水,通俗易懂,值得一读。该书详细介绍了成吉思汗的早期生活,以及那段动荡时期的斗争和现实生活。让我们一起走近这段历史!

FOR

A-Level Students

01

Thinking, Fast and Slow

《思考,快与慢》

By Daniel Kahnemann

丹尼尔·卡尼曼著

Written by a Nobel Prize-winning economist, this book appears on the Oxbridge recommended reading list for psychology. However, it is useful far beyond just studying psychology, as it looks into the relationship between making logical decisions and making decisions based on feeling. Use the insights in this book to push yourself to be more a more considered and careful person, and achieve the best you are capable of.

这本书的作者曾获得诺贝尔经济学奖,且这本书被列入牛津剑桥大学心理学推荐阅读书单。但是,该书不仅仅用于研究心理学,还探究了根据逻辑做出决定和基于感觉做出决定之间的关系。这本书中所提到的见解可以帮助你成为更加深思熟虑、思想谨慎的人,并使你的能力得以发挥至完美。

02

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

《众病之王:癌症传》

By Siddhartha Mukherjee

悉达多·穆克吉著

Looks at the history of cancer  – looking the ways to cure, control and conquer it.

回顾癌症的历史——寻找治愈、控制和征服它的方法。

03

《星际穿越》

Interstellar

书籍简介

前几年有部超火的电影《星际穿越》,就用了时空穿越的科学背景。而这本同名的科普书,更是把“时空穿越”这个近乎梦幻的概念,拉近到了我们每一个人都能理解的程度。作者为我们展示了一个逆向的过程,把《星际穿越》电影中出现的黑洞、虫洞、奇点、高维空间等物理概念,耐心地逐一进行科普解释,把玄奥的科幻概念,转变为贴近生活的现代科学。如果说电影版《星际穿越》美得像是一场不真实的梦,让人对宇宙产生无限神往,那么这本书,就是带你走进这个梦的现实入口。

The hit movie Interstellar released a few years ago was presented in the background of time travel. The popular science book with the same name helps us have deeper understandings of this fancy concept of “time travel”. The author shows us a reverse process by carefully popularizing and explaining the physical concepts such as black holes, wormholes, singularities and high-dimensional space in the movie Interstellar one by one, and transforming the metaphysical science fiction concepts into modern science close to life. If the movie version of Interstellar is as wonderful as an unreal dream attracting infinite fascination with the universe, this book provides you a real entrance into that dream.

04

Think Like an Engineer

《像工程师一样思考》

学生Caesar Chen推荐

Recommended by Caesar Chen

这本书讲述了⼏个历史上知名⼯程师的⼯作经历和他们参与的⼀些重⼤⼯程。作者通过这些故事来介绍⼀名⼯程师在⼯作中可能遇到的困难以及⼀名合格的⼯程师是如何思考,交流和解决问题。

对于有兴趣成为⼯程师的⾼中⽣来说很适合。可以在没有能⼒和知识基础来学习专业知识的情况下,提前了解作为⼀名⼯程师的职责,需求和思维⽅式。可以说,培养⼀个合理的思维⽅式,⾯对问题时正确的态度以及充⾜的责任感,对于未来的⼤学学习以及⼯作很有帮助也⼗分重要。同时,⾯试考官以及⼤学教授也更愿意同这些具有⼯程师品质的学⽣打交道。

Introduction: This book describes the work experience of several famous engineers in history and some major projects they involved. Through these stories, the author introduces the potential difficulties that an engineer may encounter in his work and how a qualified engineer should think, communicate and solve problems.

This book is suitable for the high school students interested in becoming engineers. You can learn about the responsibilities, needs and the thinking mode as an engineer in advance if you would like to learn professional knowledge without the fundamental ability and knowledge. It can be said that the cultivation of a reasonable way of thinking, a correct attitude facing problems and a sufficient sense of responsibility are significantly helpful and important for university study and work in the future. At the same time, interviewers  and university professors more prefer to these engineer-quality students.

05

The Great Mathematical Problems 

《伟大的数学问题》

By Ian Stewart

伊恩·斯图尔特著

There are some mathematical problems whose   significance goes beyond the ordinary – like Fermat’s Last Theorem or   Goldbach’s Conjecture – they are the enigmas which define mathematics. This   book explains why these problems exist, why they matter, what drives   mathematicians to incredible lengths to solve them and where they stand in   the context of mathematics and science as a whole.

It contains solved problems – like the Poincaré Conjecture,   cracked by the eccentric genius Grigori Perelman, who refused academic   honours and a million-dollar prize for his work, and problems which, like the   Riemann Hypothesis, remain baffling after centuries. Stewart is the   guide to this mysterious and exciting world, showing how modern   mathematicians constantly rise to the challenges set by their predecessors,   as the great mathematical problems of the past succumb to the new techniques   and ideas of the present.

有些数学问题本身存在的意义就超过了普通问题,如费尔马大定理或哥德巴赫猜想,它们是数学定义的谜底。这本书解释了这些问题存在的原因、重要性、数学家们竭尽全力去解决这些问题的动力,以及它们作为一个整体在数学和科学背景中所处的位置。

这本书既包含了已解决的问题,如庞加莱猜想,由怪才格里高利·佩雷尔曼破解,他拒绝了学术荣誉和一百万美元的奖金,也涵盖了一些诸如黎曼假设等困惑人们数个世纪且至今未解的问题。斯图尔特作为这个神秘而刺激世界的向导,向我们展示了现代数学家是如何在新型技术和新思想或许可以解决过去那些伟大数学问题的现在不断迎接前人提出的挑战的。

06

Mathematical Puzzles: A Connoisseur’s Collection 

《最迷人的数学趣题:一位数学名家精彩的趣题珍集》

By Peter Winkler

彼得·温克勒著

Collected over several years by Peter Winkler, dozens of elegant, intriguing challenges are presented in this book. The answers are easy to explain, but without this book, devilishly hard to find. Creative reasoning is the key to these puzzles. No involved computation or higher mathematics is necessary, but your ability to construct a mathematical proof will be severly tested – even if you are a professional mathematician. For the truly adventurous, there is even a chapter on unsolved puzzles.

彼得·温克勒历经数年收集了几十个精巧的、趣味十足的挑战,一一呈现在书中。若没有这本书,一些容易解释的答案也很难被人理解。创造性推理是解开这些谜题的关键。不需要运用运算或高等数学,而是让你运用自己的能力去构建一个数学模型,以此作为严格的考验——即使你是一个专业的数学家,亦是如此。本书甚至为具有开拓冒险精神的人专门编写了关于未解谜题的章节。

07

Towards Higher Mathematics: A Companion

《走向高等数学:同伴》

By Richard Earl

克里斯托·萨瑟兰著

理查德·厄尔著

Containing a large and varied set of problems, this rich resource will allow students to stretch their mathematical abilities beyond the school syllabus, and bridge the gap to university-level mathematics. Many proofs are provided to better equip students for the transition to university. The author covers substantial extension material

using the language of sixth-form mathematics, thus enabling students to understand the more complex material. There are over 1500 carefully graded exercises, with hints included in the text, and solutions available online. Historical and contextual asides highlight each area of mathematics and show how it has developed over time.

本书涵盖大量各种各样的问题,丰富的资源帮助学生扩展教学大纲以外的数学能力,消除与大学水平数学的差距。本书提供了许多例证,帮助学生更好地过渡到大学。作者使用六年级数学语言来概括大量扩展材料,从而使学生能理解较复杂的材料。本书精心准备了1500多个等级练习题,文中附有提示,网上也可以找到答案。具有历史背景的旁白强调突出数学的每个领域,展现各领域的时间发展史。

08

1984

By George Orwell

乔治·奥维尔著

This dystopian novel by George Orwell was written 35 years before the date referenced by the title. In this book, Orwell tells a story that warns readers about the possible consequences of complacency in the face of rising dictators (think Hitler and Stalin) and burgeoning technology ripe for misuse.

这本反乌托邦小说由乔治·奥维尔创作于1949年。书中描述了人们对不断壮大的独裁者(例如希特勒和斯大林)逆来顺受,以及滥用迅速发展的新兴技术可能导致的后果,对读者有若警示标签。

09

The Grapes of Wrath

《愤怒的葡萄》

By John Steinbeck

约翰·斯坦贝克著

The Grapes of Wrath centers around the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl in American history. It’s a story of hope and despair, moving from one to the other and back again seamlessly throughout the novel. While loaded with biblical allusions, it is not heavy-handed with them, and the writing is often praised as realistic and beautiful.

《愤怒的葡萄》以美国大萧条时期和黑色风暴事件为故事背景。这是一个关于希望与绝望的故事,这一情感基调无缝贯穿整部小说。尽管全书大量引用圣经典故,但是并不俗套,文风真实而纯美,广受好评。

10

How the Irish saved Civilization

《爱尔兰如何拯救人类文明》

By Thomas Cahill

托马斯·卡希尔著

The untold story of Ireland’s role in maintaining   Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of   Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but they may not be aware of how great   an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not   only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy   and learning that would create the conditions that allowed Ireland to become   “the isle of saints and scholars” — and thus preserve Western culture   while Europe was being overrun by barbarians. In this entertaining and   compelling narrative, Thomas Cahill tells the story of how Europe evolved   from the classical age of Rome to the medieval era. Without Ireland, the   transition could not have taken place. Not only did Irish monks and scribes   maintain the very record of Western civilization — copying manuscripts of   Greek and Latin writers, both pagan and Christian, while libraries and   learning on the continent were forever lost — they brought their uniquely Irish   world-view to the task. As Cahill delightfully illustrates, so much of the   liveliness we associate with medieval culture has its roots in Ireland. When   the seeds of culture were replanted on the European continent, it was from   Ireland that they were germinated.

当欧洲笼罩于黑暗时代的阴影中时,爱尔兰人民在传承西方文化方面扮演着不为人知的角色。每年,成千上万的美国人欢庆圣帕特里克节,但他们可能并不了解圣帕特里克对于日后的历史文明影响之大。他不仅将基督教传入爱尔兰,还提升了当地人民文化意识和学习意识,为爱尔兰成为“圣人和学者之岛”奠定基础,从而在之后的日耳曼人占领欧洲时,保护西方文化流传至今。本书语言轻快、扣人心弦,介绍了欧洲从罗马古典时期到中世纪时期的演变。没有爱尔兰人,就没有这一历史演变。爱尔兰的僧侣和抄写员不仅保留了西方文明的记录(抄写希腊和拉丁作家的,包括异教徒和基督徒的手稿,尽管欧洲大陆上的图书馆和学术已永远消失),他们还把自己独特的爱尔兰世界观带入保护西方文明的这项任务中。正如作者在书中欣喜地描述:我们所联想到的中世纪文化的许多活力都源于爱尔兰。当文化的种子移植于欧洲大陆,是爱尔兰的土地让它们最先生根发芽。

FOR

IGCSE & A-level

Students

01

The Cellist of Sarajevo

《萨拉热窝的大提琴手》

By Steven Galloway

斯蒂文·加洛韦著

This is an extraordinary story based on one true event during the siege of Sarajevo. The characters are fictional, but their stories show the extraordinary heroism of ordinary people in times of hardship. Dragan, and Kenan go on seemingly normal journeys to find water and get food in a war-torn city, encountering the terrible decisions they must make to stay human. Meanwhile, the sniper Arrow takes on an impossible task that challenges her knowledge of herself. I recommend this for students in Year 10 and up – it will broaden your vocabulary.

这是一个不同寻常的故事,取材于萨拉热窝被困期间的一个真实事件。虽然人物是虚构的,但他们的故事讲述了普通人在困境之中所展现的非凡英雄主义。德拉甘和凯南为了在一个饱受战争蹂躏的城市里寻找水和食物,踏上了貌似平常的旅程。但是在途中,他们为了保持人性,必须做出的可怕决定。与此同时,狙击手埃罗接受了一个不可能的挑战自我认知的任务。我把这本书推荐给10年级以上的学生,以扩大词汇量。

02

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

《深夜小狗神秘事件》

By Mark Haddon

马克·哈登著

A young autistic boy is intrigued by the mysterious death of his neighbour’s dog. He investigates the dog’s death, but learns far more than that, coming to understand the relationships between adults and his family life. For the reader, this is a wonderful look at how autistic people interact with the world, showing a side that is not often seen. This is a good book for Year 9 and up: everyone has something that they can learn from it.

一个患有自闭症的小男孩对邻居家小狗的神秘死亡特别感兴趣。他调查了小狗的死因,却从中了解到了更多事情,并且逐渐知道了大人和自己家生活的关系。对于读者来说,这是一个奇妙的视角,观察自闭症患者是如何与世界互动的,展示了这类人不为人知的一面。这是一本适合九年级以上学生的好书:每个人都能从中学到一些东西。

03

Bad Science

《伪科学》

By Ben Goldacre

本·戈尔达克尔著

The book looks at how the general public determine if claims are scientifically based or if its just bad science.

这本书研究普通大众是如何确定一些科学主张,是以科学为基础的,抑或者仅仅是伪科学。

04

The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers  

《人类尸体的奇异生活》

By MARY ROACH

玛丽·罗琦著

Looks at the history of how dead bodies   (cadavers) have helped science over the last 2000 years!

看看过去2000年间尸体是如何帮助科学的吧!

05

Euclid’s Window: The Story of Geometry from Parallel Lines to Hyperspace

《欧几里得之窗:从平行线到超空间的几何学故事》

By Leonard Mlodinow

列纳德·蒙洛迪诺著

Anyone who thought geometry was boring or dry should prepare to be amazed. Despite its worthy cover this book is exactly what its title says – a story – and the plot of this story involves life, death and revolutions of understanding and belief. It stars the some of the most famous names in history, from Euclid who laid the logical foundations, to Albert Einstein, who united space and time in a single non-Euclidean geometry. It offers an alternative history of mathematics, revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space – in the living room or in some other galaxy – have been the hidden engines of the highest achievements in science and technology.

认为几何学枯燥乏味的人可要准备好大吃一惊了。这本书不仅封面很棒,内容也是大有文章,就像它的标题所说的那样,它讲述的是一个故事。故事情节涉及生命、死亡以及理解和信仰的变革。它囊括了历史上最著名的一些人物,从奠定逻辑基础的欧几里得,到将空间和时间统一在单一非欧几里得几何体系中的阿尔伯特·爱因斯坦。此书讲述了另一种数学历史,揭示了所有人可能发问的关于空间的简单问题——无论是在客厅或是其他星系——这是科学和技术最高成果所隐藏的驱动力。

06

Flatterland

《二维国内外》

By Ian Stewart

伊恩·斯图尔特著

In 1884, Edwin A. Abbott published “Flatland”; a brilliant novel about mathematics and philosophy that charmed and fascinated all of England.  Now, Ian Stewart has written a fascinating, modern sequel to Abbott’s book. Through larger-than-life characters and an inspired story line, “Flatterland” explores our present understanding of the shape and origins of the universe, the nature of space, time, and matter, as well as modern geometries and their applications.

1884年,埃德温·阿伯特出版了《平面世界》。这是一本关于数学和哲学的精彩小说,出版后,所有英国人都为之着迷。现在,伊恩·斯图尔特为阿伯特的这本书谱写了一部引人入胜的现代版本续集——《二维国内外》。通过传奇色彩的人物和富有灵感的故事情节,《二维国内外》探索了我们目前对宇宙的形状和起源、空间、时间和物质的性质以及现代几何学及其应用的理解。

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Things to Make and Do in the Fourth Dimension

《我们在四维空间可以做什么》

By Matt Parker

马特·帕克著

This is the complete guide to exploring the fascinating world of maths you were never told about at school. Stand-up comedian and mathematician Matt Parker uses bizarre Klein Bottles, unimaginably small pizza slices, knots no one can untie and computers built from dominoes to reveal some of the most exotic and fascinating ideas in mathematics. Starting with simple numbers and algebra, this book goes on to deal with inconceivably big numbers in more dimensions than you ever knew existed. And always with something for you to make or do along the way.

这是一本探索数学奇妙世界的完整指南,你在学校肯定从未听说过。脱口秀喜剧演员马特·帕克,他也是一名数学家,使用奇形怪状的克莱因瓶子、小得难以想象的披萨片、没人能解开的结和由多米诺骨牌搭建的电脑揭示了数学中一些最奇特迷人的理念。从简单的数字和代数开始,这本书接着讨论了难以置信的庞大数字,它们存在的维度比你想象的还要多。探索第四维的旅途中总会有你要做的事。

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Excursions in Number Theory

《数论远足》

By C. Stanley Ogilvy and John Anderson

斯坦利·奥格威和约翰·安德森著

This delightful volume, by two well-known mathematicians, invites readers to join a challenging expedition into the mystery and magic of number theory. No special training is needed – just high school mathematics, a fondness for figures and an inquisitive mind.

Beginning with familiar notions, the authors skillfully transport the reader to higher realms of mathematics, developing the necessary concepts along the way. Included are thorough discussions of prime numbers, number patterns, irrationals and iterations and calculating prodigies, among other topics.

这本趣味十足的书是由两位著名的数学家共同撰写。此书旨在邀请读者一起加入一场充满挑战的短途旅程,探索数学理论的神秘和神奇之处。不需要特别的培训——只需要学过高中数学,以及对数字的喜爱和好奇的头脑。

以熟悉的概念作为开始,作者巧妙地把读者带往更高的数学领域,在旅途中习得必要的概念。包括深入讨论素数、数字模式、无理数、迭代和计算奇事,以及其他主题。

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The Adventures of Ibn Battuta

《伊本·白图泰冒险之旅》

By Ross Dunn

罗丝·邓恩著

An interesting view into the vast and diverse world of islam during the 14th century. Dunn does an excellent job of interweaving the narrative of Ibn Battuta’s itinerary with a brief history of the area he was traveling in, while also peppering in his own analysis and explanations of where the scholarship currently resides on this figure. Well-paced and never really dull, Dunn gives you just enough details and background info without bogging the reader down in dry facts, and the pictures/maps are well woven into the book itself.

本书从有趣的视角出发,带你走进14世纪伊斯兰教广阔而多元的世界。作者邓恩(Dunn)将著名的柏柏尔穆斯林学者、旅行家伊本·白图泰的游记自述与他当时游历地区的简史完美融合,同时还对与伊本·白图泰相关的学术研究现状提出自己的分析和见解。本书结构鲜明、历史细节及背景信息翔实,附有插图,生动有趣。

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The Odyssey

《奥德赛》

By Homer

荷马著

The Odyssey is an epic poem nearly three thousand years old that’s attributed to the blind poet Homer. It tells the story of a war hero’s ten-year quest to return to his home, wife, and son. He encounters a number of varied setbacks along the way, and the trouble isn’t over when he gets home. The Odyssey deals with human interactions with the gods, bringing up questions of righteousness, wrongdoing, and pride as well as ideas of faithfulness and patience.

《奥德赛》是一部距今近3,000年的史诗作品,相传为盲诗人荷马所作。 作品讲述了一个战争英雄10年后重返故园,回到妻儿身边的故事。一路上,他遇到了各种各样的困难,即便回到了家,麻烦也没结束。本书围绕人神间的交流,引发一系列关于正义、恶行、傲慢的思考,以及对于忠诚和坚忍的看法。

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The Art of War

《孙子兵法》

By Krystal Sutherland

克里斯托·萨瑟兰著

The Art of War dates back to the fifth century BC, and is an ancient Chinese military handbook. Attributed to the intelligent military strategist Sun Tzu, the title of the work is Master Sun’s Rules of Warfare when literally translated from Chinese. The book contains 13 chapters, each of which are dedicated to a single aspect of warfare strategy. Emperor Shenzong of Song deemed it the most important of China’s Seven Military Classics in 1080 and it is still one of the most influential strategy texts in East Asia. Leaders such as Mao Zedong, General Douglas MacArthur, and General Vo Nguyen Giap are said to have drawn inspiration from Sun Tzu’s famous work.

《孙子兵法》可追溯到公元前5世纪,是一部古老的中国兵书,作者为中国古代军事战略家孙武(孙子)。该书原英文名按照字面意思译为Master Sun’s Rules of Warfare. 书中共设13章节,每一章讲述某一方面的具体兵法策略。元丰三年(公元1080年),宋神宗将该书列为中国《武经七书》之首。今天,该书在东亚地区仍是一本最具影响力的军事战略书籍。中国伟大领袖毛泽东、美国陆军上将道格拉斯·麦克阿瑟和越南前党政军领导人武元甲大将等均曾从此书中获取灵感。

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