Sun Wu (about 545-470 B.C.), known as Changqing, is a famous strategist and statesman in Chinese history. He was born in Le'an (now the north of Shandong Province) in the late spring and Autumn period of the state of Qi. He was later called the ancestor of The soldier saint and Oriental military science.
The originator of Oriental Military Science:The originator of Oriental Military Science - Sun Wu
According to relevant historical records, Sun Wu was born in the state of Qi (today's Shandong Province), and then went to the state of Wu. Under the guidance of Wu Zixu, the Minister of the state of Wu, he became the military general of the state of Wu. He also presented his art of war to King Helu of Wu. Since then, the king of Wu reused Sun wu and led the army of the state of Wu to defeat the army of the state of Chu and occupy the capital city of Chu. Sun Wu wrote 13 masterpieces of the art of war of Sun Zi, which are highly praised by later generations of strategists. He is praised as the "holy book of military science" and is placed at the top of the seven books of the book of martial arts. Sun Tzu's art of war, written by him, occupies a very important position in the history of military, military academic and philosophical thought in China and even in the world, and is widely used in the fields of politics, economy, military, culture and philosophy. Translated into English, French, German and Japanese, the book has become the most famous model of Military Science in the world.
In Sima Qian's records of history, only 500 words are used to describe a story about Sun Wu's military training. After Sun Wu presented his military books to King Helu of Wu, the king of Wu wanted to take an examination of Sun Wu's training skills. The king of Wu and Sun Wu agreed to train the concubines and maids in the palace into people with certain military literacy the next day. If they could make the women's army obey the orders, Sun Wu would win. The next day, Sun Wu lined up the two concubines and maids in the palace and announced the relevant orders, but there was only laughter in the crowd, and no one obeyed his orders. Sun Wu repeated his orders for the second time, but still no one obeyed the orders. Sun Wu repeated his orders for the third time, and there was still only a loud and frolic voice in the crowd. After three orders and five affirming, Sun Wu Ask the executive officer how to punish if the soldiers don't obey the orders in the army. The executive officer answers "beheading". Sun Wu orders the executive officer to behead the two concubines of the king of Wu. Then, after the two concubines are beheaded, all the other palace maids are shocked and understand the importance of the orders. Later, all the women soldiers obey the orders. From then on, King Wu affirmed Sun Wu's military ability and made him an important military talent of the state of Wu.
In 512 BC, King Wu and Wu Zixu discussed and prepared to march westward. At this time, Wu Zixu recommended Sun Wu seven times, which made Helu agree to meet Sun Wu. In his seclusion, Sun Wu had written the art of war. He came to see the king of Wu with his own tactics. The king of Wu appointed Sun Wu as his general, and often discussed various military and political issues with Sun Wu, all of which can obtain satisfactory answers.