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Explorations in Daoism : medicine and alchemy in literature

Author: Peng Yoke Ho; John P C Moffett; Cho Sungwu
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
Series: Needham Research Institute series.
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The Daoist canon is the definitive fifteenth century compilation of texts, however many of these texts are undated and anonymous. This book brings together an extraordinary compendium of data on alchemical knowledge in China, describing the methods use.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ho, Peng Yoke, 1926-
Explorations in Daoism.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2007
(DLC) 2006019818
(OCoLC)70232268
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peng Yoke Ho; John P C Moffett; Cho Sungwu
ISBN: 9780203966808 0203966805
OCLC Number: 127264736
Language Note: Primarily English with Chinese and Japanese characters.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 221 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: On the dating of Daoist alchemical texts --
Danfang jianyuan (mirror of alchemical processes --
a source book) and Danfang jingyuan (mirror of the alchemical laboratory) --
Partial restoration, collation and translation of lost alchemical texts --
General discussions.
Series Title: Needham Research Institute series.
Responsibility: Ho Peng Yoke ; edited by John P.C. Moffett and Cho Sungwu ; with a foreword by T.H. Barrett.
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