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Concise Chronology Of Early Quanzhen Daoism

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This appendix presents a concise chronology of early Quanzhen Daoism. Wang Zhe was born in the village of Dawei in Xianyang. He abandoned official and military careers. Wang changes his name, adopting the Daoist name of Chongyang indicating his lineage connection with Zhengyang and Chunyang. Wang Chongyang completely abandoned his family, dedicating himself exclusively to a religious way of life. He built underground enclosure called Tomb for reviving the dead and lived there for almost three years, engaging in ascetic practices, practicing internal alchemy, and exchanging poetry with those who came to visit him. Wang gained his first known disciples, Shi Chuhou and Yan Chuchang while living in Liujiang village. Wang and his disciples moved to Kunyu mountains and established Yanxia dong.

Keywords: ascetic practices; Dawei; internal alchemy; Quanzhen Daoism; Tomb; Wang Zhe



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