Sun Wu's determination to write a book and his encounter with Wu Zixu
As a key innovative cultural show produced by China Media Group, “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 travels across time and space. In the late Spring and Autumn period he encounters Sun Wu living in seclusion. Sun tells Sa about how he learned to protect his homeland and the people under the guidance of his grandfather; how he understood the significance of diplomacy under the guidance of his father; how he realized, under the guidance of his uncle, that "things will become dangerous if war preparations are neglected"; and how he made up his mind to write a book on the art of war.
Since the State of Qi was in turmoil, Sun Wu headed to the State of Wu, where he devoted himself to writing "The Art of War". He saved Wu Zixu, who passed out in a ditch. After Wu woke up, they found they had similar backgrounds and experiences. When Wu found out about Sun’s book, he admired Sun even more. They became as close as brothers and vowed to stay in seclusion in Sun's cottage after Wu managed to avenge the death of his father and brother.