Bing Sheng
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Also known as 1. The Ultimate Master of War
2. Military Sage
3. Sun Tzu
Genre Historical drama
Written by Gao Dayong
Lang Xuefeng
Kang Feng
Ma Shuai
Liu Dongyue
Directed by Wu Chia-tai
Zhao Jian
Qi Jian
Presented by Wang Zhongjun
Starring Zhu Yawen
Li Tai
Hu Jing
Zhao Yi
He Zhuoyan
Xu Huanhuan
Tu Men
Wu Ma
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Mandarin
No. of episodes 40
Production
Executive producer(s) Song Yaping
Producer(s) Zhang Jizhong
Wong Zhonglei
Ge Weidong
Wang Zhongjun
Location(s) China
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Release
Original channel Changde TV
First shown in 2009
Bing Sheng
Traditional Chinese 兵聖
Simplified Chinese 兵圣
Literal meaning Military Sage

Bing Sheng is a 2008 Chinese television series produced by Zhang Jizhong, starring Zhu Yawen, Li Tai, Hu Jing, Zhao Yi, He Zhuoyan, Xu Huanhuan, Tu Men and Wu Ma. It is loosely based on the life of the ancient Chinese militarist Sun Tzu, who wrote The Art of War. It was first broadcast on Changde TV in 2009.

Plot

During the Spring and Autumn period in ancient China, the four great clans in the Qi state compete among themselves to win a dominant position in politics. Despite the animosity between their respective fathers, Sun Wu and Guo Wujiu develop a close friendship, and they are tutored in military strategy by the renowned militarist Tian Rangju. Meanwhile, in the Chu state, Wu Zixu becomes a fugitive after his father is wrongly accused of treason and his entire family is exterminated by the incompetent King Ping of Chu. Wu Zixu settles in the Wu state with help from Sun Wu and Wujiu.

Tragically, the situation in Qi deteriorates to the point of armed conflict, when the Sun clan massacres the Guo and Gao clans overnight in a military coup. Wujiu escapes from Qi and since then he sees Sun Wu as a bitter rival and sworn enemy. Wujiu settles in the Chu state and becomes a general. On the other hand, Sun Wu is devastated by the sudden twist of events and wanders around until he finally settles in the Wu state. Through Wu Zixu, Sun Wu is introduced to King Helü of Wu, who puts him in charge of Wu's military. Sun Wu begins his illustrious career by writing The Art of War and displaying his genius in leading the Wu forces to victory in battles against rival states.

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