We invite you into the world of the 18th-century Chinese novel, Dream of the Red Chamber, also known as the Story of the Stone. Here we address some of the novel's most important themes, as well as the ways it continues to live in our contemporary world. In fall 2016, the San Francisco Opera Company will debut a newly commissioned opera based on the novel. This site will be of interest to readers and students of the novel, as well as to opera-lovers, and others.