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Thomas F. Cleary

Thomas Cleary (born 1949) is a prolific author and translator of Buddhist,Taoist,Confucia and Muslim classics, and of the Chinese Art of War tradition of strategy and statecraft.He lives in Oakland, California in the United States.Thomas Cleary holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.