Circulation of 'Changes of Zhou' in Later Generations
An 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 creative process and core ideology through 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, Sa Beining takes Confucius into the time-space tunnel and introduces to him Ban Gu, Wang Bi, Zhang Zai, and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Sa describes how they spoke highly of this book and how they drew lessons from it. The studio audience reads aloud together "Heaven is in motion ceaselessly, and gentlemen exert themselves constantly. Earth is supportive and natural, and only the virtuous can bear the utmost." "Changes of Zhou" records doctrines of the cosmos, explores the Way of Heaven, and endows the Oriental wisdom of China. Therefore, it is regarded as "the first among all the classics of traditional Chinese culture" and "the origin of the great Way of Heaven."