24.4.1. Water Margin (水浒传)

We should make a montage with some Chinese dissidents (中国持不同政见者) side by side with Water Margin characters. The analogy is just so strong!

The slogan would be 现代好汉,替天行道:向持不同政见者水浒传的致敬 (Modern day Heroes: Water Margin Homage to the dissidents)

For the image:

Some others that could be used in the future:

https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/266089281 contains all images of some version, but not the 1998 series outro.

Chapter 65:

Because the emperor has been deluded and permits corrupt officials to hold power and harm the people, they have all volunteered to help me act on Heaven’s behalf.

Chapter 71: Song Jiang takes power at Liang Shan.

Chapter 81:

Song Jiang and his band have Act in Heaven’s Behalf written on their banner. They never attack a government seat or harm the people. They kill only corrupt and slanderous officials.

Couldn’t find any perfect one, so I just wrote my own unfortunately:

当贪官当权时
英雄沦为土匪

替天行道

新的水浒传

When corrupt Officials take power,
the heroes must become bandits.

Doing Heaven’s Will

The New Water Margin

Water Margin tribute to dissidents
Figure 221. Montage of Chinese dissidents (中国持不同政见者) intermixed with Water Margin (水浒传) characters.