Shi Naian




Shi Nai'an (Chinese: 施耐庵 or 施耐菴; pinyin: Shī Nài'ān, ca. 1296–1372) was a Chinese writer from Suzhou. Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, is attributed to him.
Little biographical information is known about him.
Traditionally, it was believed that he was a teacher of Luo Guanzhong, the editor or author of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, another of the Four Great Classical Novels.
Some modern scholars doubt that Shi existed or suggest that "Shi Nai'an" was merely a pseudonym for Luo himself.The Shi Nai'an Literary Prize is named in his honour.





The best books of all time by Shi Naian

  1. 866 . The Water Margin: Outlaws of the Marsh by Shi Naian

    The Water Margin, known in China as Shuihu Zhuan, is one of the "Four Great Classical Novels" of vernacular Chinese literature, despite being banned by Imperial Edict at the end of the Ming Dynasty...

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