Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Water Margin

The Water Margin (¤ôâq¶Ç) also known as "Tales of the Water Margin" and "All Men are Brothers" was written in the fourteenth century by Shi Nai'an and Luo Guan Zhong. The story takes place in the final years of Emperor Hui Zhong's reign (Song Dynasty, 1101-1125). It tells the tale of 108 virtuous men and women who became "outlaws" because of the oppression corrupt officials.

The ancient sages said "do not despise the snake for having no horns, for who is to say it will not become a dragon?"

So may one just man become an army.
Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China, at the time of the Sung dynasty, there was a cruel and corrupt government.

These men riding are outlaws -- heroes -- who have been driven to live in the Water Margins of Liang Shan Po, far to the south of the capital city. Each fights tyranny with a price on his head, in a world very different from our own.

The story starts in legend even then, for our heroes, it was said, were perhaps the souls reborn of other, earlier knights.

The 108 bold heroes

The Episodes

Anyone used to watch the TV serial?


Post a Comment

<< Home