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The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei:
Volume Four: The Climax
Translated by David Tod Roy

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ix
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xi
CAST OF CHARACTERS xiii

CHAPTER 61: Han Tao-kuo Prepares an Entertainment for Hsi-men Ch'ing;
Li P'ing-erh Painfully Observes the Double Yang Festival 1

CHAPTER 62: Taoist Master P'an Performs an Exorcism on the Lantern Altar;
Hsi-men Ch'ing Laments Egregiously on Behalf of Li P'ing-erh 44

CHAPTER 63: Friends and Relatives Offer Funeral Oblations at a Memorial Feast;
Hsi-men Ch'ing Is Reminded of Li P'ing-erh While Watching a Drama 83

CHAPTER 64: Yü-hsiao Kneels in Making an Appeal to P'an Chin-lien;
Officers of the Guard Sacrifi ce to a Rich Man's Spouse 104

CHAPTER 65: Abbot Wu Meets the Funeral Procession and Eulogizes the Portrait;
Censor Sung Imposes on a Local Magnate to Entertain Eunuch Huang 121

CHAPTER 66: Majordomo Chai Sends a Letter with a Consolatory Contribution;
Perfect Man Huang Conducts a Rite for the Salvation of the Dead 153

CHAPTER 67: Hsi-men Ch'ing Appreciates the Snow While in His Studio;
Li P'ing-erh Describes Her Intimate Feelings in a Dream 174

CHAPTER 68: Cheng Ai-yüeh Flaunts Her Beauty and Discloses a Secret;
Tai-an Perseveres Assiduously in Seeking Out Auntie Wen 211

CHAPTER 69: Auntie Wen Communicates Hsi-men Ch'ing's Wishes to Lady Lin;
Wang Ts'ai Falls for a Trick and Invites His Own Humiliation 244

CHAPTER 70: Hsi-men Ch'ing's Successful Efforts Procure Him a Promotion;
Assembled Offi cials Report before Defender-in-chief Chu Mien 277

CHAPTER 71: Li P'ing-erh Appears in a Dream in Battalion Commander Ho's House;
The Judicial Commissioners Present Their Memorials at the Audience 306

CHAPTER 72: Wang the Third Kowtows to Hsi-men Ch'ing as His Adopted Father;
Ying Po-chueh Intercedes to Alleviate the Grievance of Li Ming 342

CHAPTER 73: P'an Chin-lien Is Irked by the Song "I Remember Her Flute-playing";
Big Sister Yu Sings "Getting through the Five Watches of the Night" 384

CHAPTER 74: Censor Sung Ch'iao-nien Solicits the Eight Immortals Tripod;
Wu Yueh-niang Listens to the Precious Scroll on Woman Huang 420

CHAPTER 75: Ch'un-mei Vilely Abuses Second Sister Shen;
Yu-hsiao Spills the Beans to P'an Chin-lien 456

CHAPTER 76: Meng Yu-lou Assuages Yueh-niang's Wrath;
Hsi-men Ch'ing Repudiates Licentiate Wen 503

CHAPTER 77: Hsi-men Ch'ing Slogs through the Snow to Visit Cheng Ai-yueh;
Pen the Fourth's Wife Sits by the Window Waiting for a Tryst 544

CHAPTER 78: Hsi-men Ch'ing Ventures upon a Second Engagement with Lady Lin;
Wu Yueh-niang Invites Ho Yung-shou's Wife to View the Lanterns 579

CHAPTER 79: Hsi-men Ch'ing in His Sexual Indulgence Incurs an Illness;
Wu Yueh-niang Bears a Child upon the Death of Her Husband 627

CHAPTER 80: Ch'en Ching-chi Resorts to Pilfering Jade and Purloining Perfume;
Li Chiao-erh Makes Off with the Silver and Returns to the Brothel 668

NOTES 689
BIBLIOGRAPHY 855
INDEX 895
Roy.

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