Owing to the Ancient Chinese Battles and Wars, by the 3rd century, development in tactics and strategies used in Ancient Chinese Battles and Wars underwent major developments. This chaotic and violent period also witnessed the emergence of many military strategists whose writings were about military organization, leadership, and battlefield tactics. Among them were the legendary Sun Tzu, the earliest international theorist, and most influential military guide.
Ancient Chinese Battles and Wars
The military strategy now shifted emphasis toward deception, intelligence, and strategies. Planning was seen not as a to-do list but rather a quick response to the actual situation and physical environment.
Below are some of the major battles fought in ancient China-
The battle of LiZhe (478 B.C)
This was the final major decisive battle of the Spring and Autumn periods. and some marked it as the beginning of the Warring States. The Yue army was 50,000, the Wu army was unknown but probably comparable. It resulted in Yue victory and the Wu king field to his capital, where he was seized for 3 years and eventually fell, marking the end of the Wu kingdom.
Battle of Guilin ( 354 B.C.)
It was fought between the State of Wei lead by Pang Juan and the State of Qi lead by Sun Bin and Tian Ji. The armies consisted of roughly 80,000 people total on both sides.
Battle of Maling ( 342 B.C.)
It was also fought between the State of Wei lead by Pang Juan and the State of Qi lead by Sun Bin and Tian Ji. The same combatants of the battle of Guilin met up against a decade later in a very similar battle with similar results. The State of Wei had recovered from the debacle of the battle of Guilin and returned to its original goal. This time they launched a massive offensive against the other state of the 3 Jin, the Han again lead by Pang Juan, which resulted in a similar cry for help to the Qi as it resulted in Qi victory.
Battle of Chang Ping ( 260 B.C)
It was fought between the Kingdom of Zhao lead by Lian Po and Zhao Gua and the Kingdom of Qin lead by Wang He and Bai Chi. The armies consisted of 650,000 people on the Zhao side and 500,000 people on the Qin side. The war was started due to a dispute over a border province, the Province of Shan Dong was a province of the Kingdom of Han, but it had been cut off by the Qin forces during a war in 262 B.C.
The Hanking intended to surrender it to the Qin forces in return for peace, but the local governors instead surrendered the province to Zhao. Immediately both sides send troops to the area hoping to secure this region for themselves. Its outcome was an epic Qin victory but over 450,000 of the Zhao soldiers perished.
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