Author(s): Shih Naian
Based upon the historical bandit song 'Jiang and his Companions', this epic tale of a rebellion against tyranny has been thrilling and inspiring readers for hundreds of years.
Shi Naian is one of the respected elders of Chinese literature. In addition to authoring "The Water Margin," he was also the teacher of Lo Kuan-Chung, the author of "Romance of the Three Kingdoms." J. H. Jackson first came into contact with Chinese culture through his involvement with Presbyterian missionary efforts. His translation of "The Water Margin" was the first to closely follow the text of the Chinese original.