Xu Xiake's great expedition to SW China

"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.

This episode is about ancient travel writer Xu Xiake's expedition to southwest China. He recorded the scenery, terrain and folk customs along the way. His field investigation and records of karst landforms were the earliest systematic research into these limestone landforms, more than 200 years earlier than European research.

While in Yunnan, his foot problem came back and he couldn't even walk. Left with no choice, he returned to his hometown with great regret.

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