Eminent 2015 Intro Post

Well, it is that time of year again. The time of year when the grade nines start to sweat and most of the grade tens completely freak out (fragment for effect). Yes, it is eminent time, and the talons world is roiling. Comparatively, this post is coming out kind of late, and the library trip has already happened. This incident was not as bad, and it would have been posted sooner, if it wasn’t for the fact that I had surgery on my feet which put me out for a week. Nevertheless, here I am, and here is my introductory post!

As I said before, this post is coming out late, so I already know who I am doing for the post: Sun Tzu, the guy who supposedly wrote the book on Chinese battle tactics and warfare. I am saying “supposedly” because my current research has proven that he may not have written the book for which he is so famous, The Art of War. My evidence so far is that all the chapter’s start with the phrase: “Sun Tzu said. . .”

There are even some theories that Sun Tzu himself did not exist, that it was a pen name for: One of his students, a famous general that is often quoted in the book, a god, and Confucius the philosopher. All of these theories have been put forward, each with their own evidence (some more convincing than others), but none have been officially proven. That has led me to having a possible theme of my learning center to be a “who am I?” theme. Feel free to comment if you agree or disagree with this idea, I just thought it sounded cool.

Well that’s all I have for now, let me know if you have any questions or comments, and i will try to get back to you as soon as I can. Until next time, Christopher

One thought on “Eminent 2015 Intro Post”

  1. Hi Chris,

    Interesting (and influential) choice! the mystery surrounding Sun Tzu’s existence should prove an interesting canvas on which to paint a picture of an eminent life. I’m curious to hear more about your personal interest in his work or achievements/legacy. What draws you to him as an eminent person? How might you address the challenge of so little being actually known about him, in putting together your project?

    Looking forward to seeing your study come together!

    Mr. J

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