Xu Xiake's friend Ji Mengliang organizes manuscripts for him
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 travels across time and space, and meets Xu Xiake, who's back at home after his great expedition. His foot condition is beyond remedy and he can't walk anymore. He is worried that he won't have enough time to organize his manuscripts into a book. Finally, his friend Ji Mengliang promises to do it for him. The "Travels of Xu Xiake"we read today was compiled by Ji Mengliang and later revised several times.