9 Taoist Books on the Elixir

A Short Bibliography

Fabrizio Pregadio


9 Taoist Books



Occasional Papers, No. 1

23 pp.
Golden Elixir Press, 2011

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This bibliography contains the main data on nine important original texts of Taoist alchemy. It includes two texts on Waidan (External Alchemy) and seven texts on Neidan (Internal Alchemy). In addition to their importance and renown, the selections concern texts for which at least one translation in a Western language is available.

Each entry contains: Title in Chinese, and translation; Information on author and date; A synthetic description; References to printed editions of the Chinese text; Links to online versions of the Chinese text; Translations into Western languages (with links to relevant Web pages, if available); Main reference materials, both in print and online.

An appendix contains the titles of nine selected Western-language works on Taoist alchemy, with short notes on their content.