In this fascinating article in Chinese and English, Master Li Quan throws light upon the Pre-Qin period (between the eighth and third centuries BCE), which witnessed the pinnacle of Chinese military science and emergence of great talents like Sun Tzu, Wu Qi and Tian Rangju.

A traditional humanitarian spirit was already deeply rooted in military science at that time. The concept of “Ren” (benevolence) was an integral part of conceptions of military ethics which converge in many respects with the principles of modern international humanitarian law (IHL).

Please find the article here in Chinese and English.