Understanding Reality: A Taoist Alchemical Classic

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READINGS
For an extensive bibliography of works on Taoism and alchemy, see Joseph Needham's Science and Civilization in China, 5 vols. ( Cambridge University Press).
For studies of Chang Po-tuan and his successors, including a translation of the Wu Chen P'ien from the point of view of chemistry, see the works of Tenney Davis in Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 73 ( 1939-40), and Journal of Chemical Education 16 ( 1939).
For observations of contemporary Taoism in Taiwan, see the works of M. R. Saso ; for historical and anthropological studies, see the works of H. Maspero and H. Welch.
For recent Chinese bibliographical and historical studies, see Ch'en Kuo-fu Tao Tsang Yuan Liu K'ao ( Hsiang Sheng Publishing Co., Taiwan, 1975) and Ch'en Yuan-an Nan Sung Ch'u Hopei Hsin Tao-chiao K'ao ( Hsin Wen Feng Publishing Co., Taiwan, 1976).
For information on Taoist meditation in contemporary Taiwan, see Li Lo-ch'iu Fang Tao Yu Lu ( Chen Shan Mei Publishing Co., Taiwan, 1965).
The works of Liu I-ming may be found in Tao Shu Shih Er Chung ( Hsin Wen Feng Publishing Co., Taiwan, 1982).
Other commentaries on the Wu Chen P'ien may be found in volume 14 of Tao Tsang Chi Yao ( Hsin Wen Feng Publishing Co., Taiwan, 1976).
A useful compendium of Complete Reality Taoist lore may be found in Chung Ho Chi, which is in volume 17 of Tao Tsang Chi Yao, and in volume 2 of Tao T'ung Ta Ch'eng ( Hsin Wen Feng Publishing Co., Taiwan, 1974).
Information on the life of Chang Po-tuan may be found in Hsuan Men Pi Tu ( Tzu Yu Publishing Co., Taiwan, 1965), and in Li Tai Shen Hsien Shih ( Hsin Wen Feng Publishing Co., Taiwan, 1978).
Some information on Taoist alchemical terminology may be found in Tai Yuan- ch'ang's Hsien Hsueh Tzu Tien ( Chen Shan Mei Publishing Co., Taiwan, 1961); somewhat less specialized is Li Shu-huan Tao Chiao Tzu Tien ( T'ien Tao Company, Hong Kong, 1980).

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