While China’s rapid growth amazes the world, it also unsettles the West. Is China bound to seek hegemony when growing in strength? Or will it challenge the existing international order? Answering these questions requires a clear understanding of the Chinese history and culture. Through the stories of six wise sovereigns of ancient China and their military strategies and tactics, the book shows that the Chinese people have always cherished peace and amity, advocating the use of utmost caution in the question of war. It is believed a country should never go to war unless it has a just cause to do so and has exhausted all possibilities of achieving peace. The book goes further to provide a closer look at present-day China, its development path, national defense policy and military strategy.