- Title Pages
- Figures and Tables
- 1 The Early History of Chinese Alchemy and the Way of the Great Clarity
- 2 The Heaven of Great Clarity
- 3 The Great Clarity Corpus
- 4 The Crucible and the Elixir
- 5 The Ritual Sequence
- 6 The Medicines of Great Clarity
- 7 Gods, Demons, and Elixirs: Alchemy in Fourth-Century Jiangnan
- 8 The Way of the Great Clarity and Daoism in the Six Dynasties
- 9 Scripture of the Nine Elixirs
- 10 Scripture of the Golden Liquor
- 11 Scripture of the Reverted Elixir in Nine Cycles
- 12 The Later History of Chinese Alchemy and the Decline of the Great Clarity
- A Dates of Texts in the Waidan Corpus
- B Additional Notes on Great Clarity and Related Texts
- C Additional Notes on the Commentary to the Scripture of the Nine Elixirs
- Works Quoted
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