CHINA Video: A live English rendition of 'Chu Shi Biao' in PD Studio


Video: A live English rendition of 'Chu Shi Biao' in PD Studio

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13:03, June 22, 2018

Last year, the English rendition of "Chu Shi Biao" by actor Wang Luoyong went viral with more than 200 million hits.

In the first episode of PD Studio, Wang performed a live version.

This literary masterpiece was written by Zhuge Liang, one of the greatest statesmen and militarists in China's turbulent era of the Three Kingdoms (220-280). Wang plays the part of Zhuge Liang in the Internet drama "Growling Tiger, Roaring Dragon".

Zhuge is the military adviser of Liu Bei, who is the founder of the Shu Kingdom (221–263). In 227, Zhuge mobilized and assembled the Shu troops in  the Hanzhong Command in preparation for a large-scale military campaign against the Kingdom of Wei (220–265).

Before his departure, he wrote a memorial, called Chu Shi Biao (Memorial on the Case to Go to War), and gave it to Liu Chan, Liu Bei's son and successor. Among other things, the memorial contained Zhuge's reasons for the campaign against Wei and his personal advice to the young king on governing.

Enjoy the live version!

(Story written by Han Xiaomeng and Wang Yi; Video produced by Liang Peiyu, Qiao Wai, Zhao Dantong, Han Xiaomeng and Wu Kai)

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