Four Great Classic Novels of China The Nepko presents world-known classic novels in Chinese literature that were seminal for the development of Chinese societies in the past eras. The Romance of Three Kingdoms describes the machinations, court intrigues, and the shifting alliances of the three kingdoms that emerged from the Han Dynasty. While Water Margin tells stories of 108 men who successfully fought Song troops. The third major novel that made an impact on Chinese history and literature is The Dream of Red Chamber which is about the fortunes and lives of the common people. The Journey to the West is a story about a fantastic journey of Buddhist master named Tang Sanzang, Monkey King Sun Wukong, Pigsy and Friar Sand to the west.