"China in the Classics," a show produced by China Media Group, 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, ancient travel writer Xu Xiake and his friend Ji Mengliang travel to modern times. Xu finds out that May 19, the day when he started to write his masterpiece "Travels of Xu Xiake," has been designated as National Tourism Day in China. They also see modes of transport which truly enable people to be beside the blue sea in the morning and at Mount Cangwu in the evening.
Finally, Sa takes them to Sanjiangyuan, where Xu expresses his desire to trace the source of the Yangtze River. They taste water from there and Xu's wish comes true.