5 widely circulated stories from 'Records of the Grand Historian'
Updated 21:20, 28-Oct-2021

As a key innovative cultural show produced by CMG, "China in the Classics" examines the stirring stories of ancient Chinese classics by selecting the most outstanding of these traditional cultural masterpieces and examining the creation process and core ideology in a form that combines cultural seminars, drama and visualization. It brings the ancient classics "alive," demonstrating Chinese wisdom, ethos and values implied in the ancient classics.

In this episode, contemporary reader Sa Beining tells five stories recorded in "Records of the Grand Historian." The stories describe how the Yellow Emperor quelled chaos, how the First Emperor unified different legal systems and standardized weights and measures, how Chen Sheng and Wu Guang rose in revolt against Qin, how Lian Po begged Lin Xiangru for forgiveness and how Zhang Qian made the groundbreaking journey to the western regions.

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