Chinese Alchemy

An Annotated Bibliography of Works in Western Languages

Fabrizio Pregadio

 

Bibliography of Chinese Alchemy

 

50 pp.
Golden Elixir Press, 2009

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This bibliography contains about 300 titles of books and articles, with short annotations on their contents. It was first published in the journal Monumenta Serica in 1996. In addition to minor improvements, the present version contains a final section listing books and articles published between 1995 and early 2009.

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Contents

 
Introduction, 1
I
GENERAL STUDIES, 5
 
General studies of waidan alchemy, 5
 
General studies of neidan alchemy, 14
 
Surveys of studies, 19
II
STUDIES OF ALCHEMICAL TEXTS AND AUTHORS, 20
 
Dating of texts and surveys of the alchemical literature, 20
 
The Huangdi jiuding shendan jing and its commentary, 20
 
Sanshiliu shuifa, 21
 
Ge Hong (283-343) and his Baopu zi neipian, 21
 
Tao Hongjing (456-536), 23
 
Lü Dongbin, 23
 
Taixi jing, 24
 
The Yinfu jing and its commentaries, 24
 
Wei Boyang, the Zhouyi cantong qi and its commentaries, 26
 
Zhang Boduan, his Wuzhen pian and other attributed works, and their commentaries, 27
 
Zhang Sanfeng (early fourteenth century), 29
 
Lin Zhaoen (1517-98), 29
 
Lu Xixing (sixteenth century), 30
 
Taiyi jinhua zongzhi and Huiming jing, 30
 
Liu Yiming (eighteenth century), 32
 
Zhao Bichen (1860-?), 32
 
Other waidan texts and authors, 32
 
Other neidan texts and authors, 34
III
STUDIES OF SPECIFIC FEATURES, 37
 
Elixir ingredients, 37
 
Chemical, pharmacological, and medical features, 38
 
Laboratory equipment, 39
 
Alchemy and literature, 40
 
Chinese and other alchemical traditions, 41
 
ADDENDA, 43