The Water Margin or Outlaws of the Marsh 9 DVD (Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Japanese) Collection's Edition
"The Water Margin " or 'Outlaws of the Marsh'' is one of China's greatest works of literature. Viewers will find intrigue, adventure, murder, warfare, romance, and Chinese ancient wisdom.The Four Great Classical Novels are considered to be the pinnacle of China's achievement in classical novels, influencing the creation of many stories, theater, movies, games, and other entertainment throughout East Asia including China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam.In chronological order, they are: * Romance of the Three Kingdoms (Chinese: ????; pinyin: s?n guó y?n yì) (14th century) (more recently translated as, simply, Three Kingdoms) * Water Margin (Chinese: ???; pinyin: shu? h? zhuàn) (also known as Outlaws of the Marsh) (14th century), * Journey to the West (Chinese: ???; pinyin: x? yóu jì) (16th century) also known as Monkey. * Dream of the Red Chamber (Chinese: ???; pinyin: hóng lóu mèng) (also known as The Story of the Stone, (Chinese: ???; pinyin: shí tóu jì) (18th century)The original concept of the Four Great Classical Novels (simplified Chinese: ????; traditional Chinese: ????) was already established by the Late-Ming, Early-Qing Dynasties. Li Yu, in an introduction to Romance of the Three Kingdoms, noted that Feng Menglong's description of the Four Great Classical Novels included Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin, Journey to the West, and Jin Ping Mei (The Plum in the Golden Vase or Golden Lotus).After the publication of Dream of the Red Chamber, a new concept of the Four Great Classical Novels (Chinese: ????; pinyin: sì dà míng zhù) was created, replacing Jin Ping Mei with Dream of the Red Chamber.
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