ORIGINAL TITLE Title: Xianzen Baolu
MATERIAL: Paper
TYPE: Manuscript
COMPONENTS: 2 volumn manuscript in Chinese on paper, text in black ink with red punctuation, 89 illustrations, multiple seal impressions, bound and stitched Japanese-style into modern blue wrappers, housed in a patterned cloth wrap-around case with clasps, 8vo.
CONDITION: Each leaf with some conservation support, extensive losses throughout, including repaired wormtracks.
ITEM ID: 5716
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Precious List of True Immortals

DATE
Year: 1832
Decade: 1830s
Century: 19th (1801-1900)
Notes: Wuzi year, 11th month, 15th day of the Daoguang period, Qing Dynasty

A discussion of Daoist exercise techniques and the biographies of individuals who mastered these practices. The physiological benefits are discussed in relation to the Chinese medical system, particularly with regard to the circulation of qi, or vital energy. This work is not attested in the Daozang, the principle compilation of Daoist texts.