Sunday, August 28, 2011

Shi Nai’an

Shi Nai’an (1296—1371) was a classical Chinese author, one of the great writers in Chinese history. He was attributed as the first compiler of Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

It was believed that he was a teacher of Luo Guanzhong, who was attributed as a main compiler of Romance of Three Kingdoms. But some modern scholars doubt that Shi actually existed, and believe his was a teacher of Luo Guanzhong.