Water Margin (Shuǐhǔzhuàn 水浒传)|Shuǐhǔzhuàn 水浒传 (Water Margin)
The stories in Water Margin, documenting the adventures of 108 bandits, became wildly popular in Japan in the 1800s. This illustration, by Kuniyoshi, helped introduce the work beyond the borders of China.
One of the four Chinese classic novels of the Ming and Qing dynasties, Shui hu zhuan (Biographies of Water Margin) is based on historical events, but its authorship is in dispute. The complex story involves a group of 108