War and the East


This article proposes three lesson plans for teaching Asian military history to High School students. Each case study—Sun Tzu’s Art of War, the Mongols, and the Rise and Fall of Imperial Japan—is structured around a primary source in translation and is designed to highlight the depth and diversity of the Asian experience with war. They allow us to see the East as more than a venue for the West’s wars and also to appreciate the array of indigenous military and strategic cultures that have arisen and competed in Asia over the last three millennia.

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