The Art ofWar is an ancient Chinese mûitary treatise attributed to Sun Tzu falso referred to as "Sun Wu"and "Sunzi"), a high-ranking mûitary general,strategist and tactician, and it was believed to haveheen compûed during the late Spring and Autumnperiod or early Warring States period. The text iscomposed of 13 chapters, each ofwhich is devotedto one aspect ofwarfare. it is commonly known to hethe definitive work on mûitary strategy and tacticsofits time. it has heen the mostfamous and influentialofChina's Seven Mûitary Classics, and: "for the last twothousand years it remained the most important mûitarytreatise in Asia, where even the common people knewit by name. " it has had an influence on Eastern andWestern mûitary thinking, business tactics, legalstrategy, and beyond.