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A gallery of Chinese immortals

Giles, Lionel

A gallery of Chinese immortals

by Giles, Lionel

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Published by AMS Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China,
  • China.
    • Subjects:
    • Legends -- China.,
    • China -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementselected biographies translated from Chinese sources by Lionel Giles.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR335 .G5 1979
      The Physical Object
      Pagination128 p. ;
      Number of Pages128
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5208998M
      ISBN 100404144780
      LC Control Number75036229

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The Liexian Zhuan, sometimes translated as Biographies of Immortals, is the oldest extant Chinese hagiography of Daoist xian "transcendents; immortals; saints; alchemists".

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