Ciro Santilli $£ Sponsor €¥ 中国独裁统治 China Dictatorship 新疆改造中心、六四事件、法轮功、郝海东、709大抓捕、2015巴拿马文件 邓家贵、低端人口、西藏骚乱
Talks about rebellion of the oppressed (and bandits), and therefore has been controversial throughout the many Chinese dictatorships.
The book is based on real events surrounding 12th century rebel leader Song Jiang during the Song dynasty.
It is also interesting that Mao Zedong was apparently a fan of the novel, although he had to hide that to some extent due to the controversial nature of the material, which could be said to instigate rebellion.
The incredible popularity of the novel can also be seen by the large number of paintings of it found in the Summer Palace.
This is a good novel. It appeals to Ciro Santilli's sensibilities of rebelling against unfairness, and in particular about people who are at the margin of society (at the river margin) doing so. Tax the rich BTW.
It also has always made Ciro quite curious how such novels are not used as a way to inspire people to rebel against the Chinese Communist Party.
Full text uploads of Chinese versions:


  1. Four Great Classic Novels
  2. Classic Chinese Novels
  3. Chinese book
  4. Chinese literature
  5. Chinese art
  6. Chinese culture
  7. China
  8. Country in East Asia
  9. East Asia
  10. Asia
  11. List of continents
  12. Continent
  13. Earth
  14. Planet in the Solar System
  15. Solar System
  16. Orion Arm
  17. Arm of the Milky Way
  18. Milky Way
  19. Local group
  20. Virgo Supercluster
  21. Astronomy
  22. Natural science
  23. Science
  24. Ciro Santilli's Homepage