Water Margin Setting & Symbolism

Shi Nai'an
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Era of Three Abundances

The Era of Three Abundances covers 27 years, consisting of three nine-year periods, in which the people enjoyed great happiness. These years occurred during the reign of Ren Zong who was emperor for 42 years.

Suppression of Demons Hall

A hall on the Taoist compound where 108 demons were imprisoned until Marshal Hong ordered these spirits be released is called the Suppression of Demons Hall.

Shi Family Village

It is in the Shi Family Village that Wang Jin and his mother take refuge.

Weizhou

Weizhou is the town where Shi Jin meets Lu Da.

Pan Family Tavern

Li Zhong, Lu Da and Shi Jin have tea at the Pan Family Tavern. Also, they meet Lotus and her father and hear their story here.

Zhuangyuan Bridge

It is at the foot of Zhuangyuan Bridge that Master Zhong has his butcher shop. He tricks a girl into being his...

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