Marshal Hong releases 108 demons
Marshal Hong releases 108 demons, thus launching the story of the 108 bandits of Liangshan Marsh, after a woodcut from the Ming period.
The Chinese Triads sought to emulate the exemplary brotherhoods that figured in the classical novels Outlaws of the Marsh (also titled Water Margin or All Men Are Brothers) and The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Even illiterate people loved these works thanks to their adaptation to 'operas', which were produced in the open air by travelling performers.