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Kindle Edition Is Excellent
Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2013
Electronic versions of even excellent books from reputable publishers can seem like some sort of red-headed step-child for all the attention they get. Not so here -- the endnotes have links back and forth to make referring to them a snap. The original Chinese text is provided and is legible, and there aren't any stupid formatting errors that make so many Kindle editions disappointing.
Regarding the text: I have several books in the "Classics of Ancient China" series from Ballantine. They all exhibit careful editing and high scholarship and add great value to any library. Keep in mind, though, the series exists to shed light on Chinese literature, not to provide a path to enlightenment or instructions on how to prevail in conflict. The intention is scholarship, and they do it well.