11. The Nine Situations
Because the attempt would be futile, and would expose the blocking force itself to serious risks. There are two interpretations available here. I follow that of Chang Yu. The other is indicated in Ts`ao Kung's brief note: "Draw closer together"—i.e., see that a portion of your own army is not cut off.
Or perhaps, "form alliances with neighboring states."blog comments powered by Disqus