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Great ClarityDaoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China$
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Fabrizio Pregadio

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780804751773

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.001.0001

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The Medicines of Great Clarity

The Medicines of Great Clarity

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(p.100) 6 The Medicines of Great Clarity
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Great Clarity
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804751773.003.0007

This chapter examines certain aspects of the methods for making elixirs in the Taiqing scriptures. The goal is to illustrate the nature and the main features of Taiqing elixirs, within the limits and the perspectives of the present book. After a presentation of the major techniques shared by different texts, the rest of the chapter deals with the methods found in the three main Taiqing scriptures and in the two early waidan texts received as part of the Shangqing corpus.

Keywords:   Chinese alchemy, Taiqing elixirs, Shangqing corpus, waidan texts

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