Introduction / by Heinz Insu Fenkl -- Suggestions for further reading -- A note on the translation -- Acknowledgments -- The nine cloud dream -- Part I. The reincarnation of Hsing-chen -- The young scholar -- Meeting Ch'an-yüeh at Lo-yang -- A mysterious priestess -- Tryst with a fairy and a ghost -- The boy at the roadside -- The imperial son-in-law -- Strategy and tactics -- Part II. Among the dragon folk -- Strange dreams -- The taking of Ch'iung-pei -- Shao-yu's regret -- Two princesses, two wives -- The contest of beauties -- The wine punishment -- Returning to the source -- Appendix A. Names of the eight women -- Appendix B. Reading Kuunmong in Chinese and Korean.