Sun dating phenomena
The Some sources give his birth year as 544 BC, but not everyone agrees.If we go with this date, Sun Tzu was in his early 30s while he was the Kingdom of Wu’s army general and strategist.As Sun Tzu said, "The quality of decision is like the well-timed swoop of a falcon which enables it to strike and destroy its victim." mentions most of the more notable figures from the Spring and Autumn period, so the lack of Sun Tzu’s appearance in the text does raise some eyebrows…unless you consider the abovementioned later date for his lifetime.It’s also worth considering that Sun Tzu is not the only Master Sun; Sun Bin, a more easily proven historical figure, could have also be referred to by this name.He then ordered the concubines to turn right, to which the women laughed.Sun Tzu turned to the king and said that a general was in charge of making sure his soldiers understood and followed his commands, if they did not understand he was at fault.
The two women who were killed were replaced by others in the harem and both companies were sure to follow general Sun Tzu’s commands exactly from then on.
Sources say general Sun Tzu served King Helü of Wu.
Although his writing suggests he took part in many battles, the only known example of a battle directly linked to Sun Tzu is the Battle of Boju; however, no record actually mentions Sun Tzu having fought in the battle himself.
He writes that the King of Wu decided to test Sun Tzu before hiring him, by having the general turn a harem of 180 concubines into trained soldiers.
Sun Tzu split the group into two and placed the king’s favorite two concubines as the head of their companies.
It is generally accepted that the author was the Chinese military general, strategist, and philosopher Sun Tzu.