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Yongcheng jixian lu 墉城集仙錄 "Collected Biographies of Immortals from Yongcheng"

The Yongcheng jixian lu 墉城集仙錄 "Collected biographies of immortals from Yongcheng" is a collection of biographies of female immortals compiled by the 10th century Daoist Du Guangting 杜光庭. Yongcheng is an alternative name of Jincheng 金墉, the residence of the Queen Mother of the West 西王母. The Daoist encyclopedia Yunji qiqian 雲笈七籤 includes 3 juan "scrolls" with 27 biographies, the Daoist Canon Zhengtong daozang 正統道藏 6 juan with 37 biographies. The biographies in the first juan all come from the story Han Wudi neizhuan 漢武帝内傳 and the book Zhengao 真誥.

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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