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Sandong qunxian lu 三洞群仙錄 "Records of the Multitude of Immortals of the Three Caverns"

The Sandong qunxian lu 三洞群仙錄 "Records of the multitude of immortals of the Three Caverns" is a 20 juan "scrolls" long collection of biographies of Daoist immortals and deities compiled by the Southern Song period 南宋 (1127-1279) master Chen Baoguang 陳葆光. It includes the biographies of 1,054 persons, beginning with the mythical deity Pan Gu 盤古 and ending in the Northern Song period 北宋 (960-1126). Chen consulted more than 200 different books for his compilation. It is included in the Daoist Canon Zhengtong daozang 正統道藏.

Source: Gu Cunyun 古存云 (1988). "Shenxian zhuanji 神仙傳記", in: Zhongguo da baike quanshu 中國大百科全書, Zongjiao 宗教, pp. 350-351. Beijing/Shanghai: Zhongguo da baike quanshu chubanshe.

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