Four of Literary Luminary is:
Story of the Three Kingdoms, by Luo Guanzhong, the Ming Dynasty
Water boundary, the work of Shi Nai-an, the Ming Dynasty
Journey to the West, by Wu Cheng-en, Ming Dynasty
Jin Ping Mei, the work Lanlin Xiaoxiaosheng, Qing Dynasty
But the Chinese literary observers in Japan suggests that the dream of another version of the Red Pavilion of Qing Dynasty fame far exceeds the Jin Ping May To this day there is a term later in the Four Posts Luminary (四大 名著) which replaces the Jin Ping May with Dream Red Pavilion.

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Story of the Three Kingdoms

Said the opening of the novel Story of the Three Kingdoms; All the power in the world, unite to divorce and divorce to unite kembaliKisah Three Kingdoms (Hanzi: 三国 演义, Hanyu Pinyin: sānguó yǎnyì, English: Romance of the Three Kingdoms) is a historical romance set in the back- of the Han Dynasty and Three Kingdoms. Among the Chinese in Indonesia, the story is known by the name of which is a dialect Hokkien Samkok of sanguo or three countries.

Often people will mistakenly differences Story or Story of the Three Kingdoms Three Kingdoms remember the English translation of this romance is the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, but in fact, the right is the story of the Three Kingdoms remember the climax of this novel, the three leaders of the feuding; Cao Cao , Liu Bei and Sun Quan each had to notice himself as emperor and the imperial claim to legitimacy as the Han Dynasty had inherited collapsed.
This novel written by Luo Guanzhong (罗贯中), a writer who took the Ming dynasty literature references from the official history of the Three Kingdoms Period in China started from the end of the Han Dynasty, the breakup of China into the three countries and then reunited under the Jin Dynasty. Aside from official history, Luo also take reference from folk tales handed down orally spoken in public in his lifetime.
Story of the Three Kingdoms is one of the classic works of literature the most popular in Chinese history. Luo wrote this novel in 120 chapters that have a storyline continued with reference to the Annals of the Three Kingdoms by Chen Shou and a little imagination. There are approximately over 400 historical figure depicted in the story of the Three Kingdoms are depicted with different characters. Cao Cao, Liu Bei and Sun Quan as the same character but differ in the nature of leadership and thinking. Similarly advisor Zhuge Liang, Xun You, Guo Jia and Zhou Yu each different outlook and character. Each character has its own character and different from each other. Differences in character portrayals of these characters make this novel is recognized as one of the representatives of the top developments in the history of Chinese literature. Story of the Three Kingdoms was written in the language of classical

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Boundary Water or 108 Swordsman Liang Shan (Hanzi: 水浒传, Hanyu Pinyin: Zhuan Shui hu; English: Water Margin, All Men are Brothers, Outlaw of the Marsh, 108 Bandits of Liang Shan; Japanese: Suikoden) is a novel known from the time of the Ming Dynasty.
This novel tells the reality of the lives of the bandits, led by Song Jiang Song Dynasty against the government’s ruthlessness. Song Jiang himself is a historical figure, but the romance of course he described as the author’s imagination. For the government, they were called bandits, but for local people they are called heroes, because they used to rob the rich people who are not good and the corruption which was then distributed to the poor and can not afford. Historically, there are 108 heroes of the famous bandit and they tied the knot in the room together Faithfulness (English: Hall of Loyalty). Their headquarters are in Mountain Liangshanpo, surrounded by the sea and the water so hard to be attacked. They have up to tens of thousands of members.
The author of this novel is the Shi Nai-an (Hanzi: 施耐庵) with the help of Luo Guanzhong. But actually, there are allegations that there was no one named Shi Nai-an and Shi Nai-an is a pseudonym of Luo own. Yet another version of the more popular is the Shi Nai-an wrote this novel, Luo acted as an editor and add the final chapter 30 than the novel.

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Journey to the West (Hanzi: 西游记, Hanyu Pinyin: xi you ji, English: Journey to the West) is a famous literary work from the time of the Ming Dynasty. This novel tells a lot of classical mythology, a conflict between good and bad with the theme of a priest from the Tang Dynasty who took the holy book to the west, in this case to India. Among the Chinese in Indonesia, the novel known as See Yu-ki, which is the Hokkien dialect of Xi You Ji.

Although the figures depicted in the priest is a priest Xuanzang’s novel, but the description of the pastor Tong contradicts the original character Xuanzang who lived in the Tang Dynasty.
This novel written by Wu Cheng finished-en (Hanzi: 吴承恩) around the middle of the 16th century and later as a popular reading throughout China and also is one of four literary works best in the history of Chinese literature with the story of the Three Kingdoms, Water MarginRed Pavilion and the Dream

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Jin Ping Mei (Hanzi: 金瓶梅) is a famous literary work from the time of the Ming Dynasty. Jin Ping May is the first novel that uses style vernacular language (the everyday) in writing, different from other classic novels that use the classical language.

This is a literary novelist of the Ming Dynasty named Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng (Hanzi: 兰陵 笑笑生). Taking the theme of everyday life some of the characters taken from the novel Water Margin. As well as the Red Pavilion of Dreams, the novel also is a reflection of people’s lives in China in ancient times. The first is in the Qing era and at the last Sun
The story line of a piece of the story begins in the Boundary Water where Ximen Qing Pan Jinlian tease and conspiring to murder her husband, Wu Dalang. The story then went on describe the vulgar life of Hsi-men Ch’ing until finally he was killed by Wu Song, brother Wu Dalang.
Vulgarity novel storyline was later led to the novel is regarded as an erotic novel and not recognized as a novel quality. But with the dynamic development of society, the novel gets its status as one of the best literary works in the history of Chinese literature