Water Margin is one of the Four Great Classic Novels in Chinese literature. It is based on the story of the historical figure Song Jiang and his companions’ rebellion against the feudal emperor. The story has been very popular among Chinese readers for hundreds of years.
Without exaggeration, nearly every Chinese can recognize some of the main characters in the novel. The exciting tales have been told over and over again in teahouses, on theater stages, by radios, televisions and movies, and in millions of families. As a matter of fact, the influence of this novel has gone far beyond the national boundaries. More and more foreign readers have found this stories moving and intriguing.