As one of the "four wonderful works" in Ming dynasty, Jin Ping Mei reflected large amouts of the funeral custom's scenes and caused it to obtain "the funeral culture greatly entire" praising. However since long ago, its funeral custom not yet fully is paid much attention to. Based on this, this article attempts to profit from the archaeology,the ethnology, the history, religious study discipline method and so on, from center reflected to "Jin Ping Mei" the funeral custom characteristic textual research obtains, and the union to supports the custom behavior the idea factor analysis, emphatically discusses area Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces which in this book funeral custom has the region color, center the funeral custom Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces region characteristic has clearly the understanding and the objective evaluation by the time to "Jin Ping Mei".
The thesis includes three charters:
First charter The conspectus of exploring Jin Ping Mei;
Second charter Studying the funeral costom's characteristics in the Jiangsu and Zhejiang region in Jin Ping Mei;
Third charter Analyzing the funeral costom's conception in the Jiangsu and Zhejiang region in Jin Ping Mei.