This page lists publications entirely or partially available online. For a complete list, see the CV page.

books

Taoist Internal Alchemy: An Anthology of Neidan Texts. Mountian View: Golden Elixir Press, 2019. [Web page with links to samples]

The Seal of the Unity of the Three. Two volumes. Vol. 1: A Study and Translation of the Cantong qi, the Source of the Taoist Way of the Golden Elixir. Vol. 2: Bibliographic Studies on the Cantong qi: Commentaries, Essays, and Related Works. Mountian View: Golden Elixir Press, 2011, 2012. [Web page, vol. 1, with links to samples — Web page, vol. 2, with links to samples]

● Editor, The Encyclopedia of Taoism. London and New York: Routledge, 2008. [Contains about 800 articles written by 46 contributors from the USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, Taiwan, and Japan. Prized as "Outstanding Reference Source" by the American Library Association in 2009.] [Web page with links to samples]

Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006. Translated into Chinese by Han Jishao 韓吉紹 as Taiqing: Zhongguo zhonggu zaoqi de daojiao he liandanshu 太清 - 中国中古早期的道教和炼丹术 (Jinan: Qi Li shushe, 2016). [Web page with links to samples]

translations of premodern chinese texts

Cultivating the Tao: Taoism and Internal Alchemy. By Liu Yiming (1734-1821). Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2013. [Web page with links to samples]

Commentary on the Mirror for Compounding the Medicine (Ruyao jing zhujie): A Fourteenth-Century Work on Taoist Internal Alchemy. By Wang Jie (?-ca. 1380). Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2013. [Web page with links to samples]

Awakening to Reality: The "Regulated Verses" of the Wuzhen pian, a Taoist Classic of Internal Alchemy. By Zhang Boduan (ca. 1075). Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2009. [Web page with links to samples]

articles

In print (Accepted for publication)

"Seeking Immortality in Ge Hong's Baopuzi neipian." In David Chai, ed., Dao Companion to Xuanxue. New York: Springer. Scheduled for publication in 2019. [PDF (Draft)]

"Time in Chinese Alchemy." In Vivienne Lo and Michael Stanley-Baker, eds., Routledge Handbook of Chinese Medicine. London: Routledge. Scheduled for publication in 2019. [PDF (Draft)]

"The Alchemical Body in Daoism." In Manuel Vasquez and Vasudha Narayan, eds., The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Material Religion. Scheduled for publication in 2019. [PDF (Draft)].

Published

"Daoist Canon." In Tim Wright, ed., Oxford Bibliographies in Chinese Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. (Requires institutional access or individual subscription.) [PDF (Draft)]

"Laozi and Internal Alchemy." In Iwo Amelung and Joachim Kurtz, eds., Reading the Signs: Philology, History, Prognostication: Festschrift for Michael Lackner, 271-301. München: Iudicium, 2018. [PDF]

"Which Is the Taoist Immortal Body?" Micrologus 26 (2018): 385-407. [PDF]

● "Religious Daoism." In Edward N. Zalta, ed., The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2016. [Online]

"Discriminations in Cultivating the Tao: Liu Yiming (1734-1821) and His Xiuzhen houbian." AION (Annali dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"), 37 (2015): 81-108. [PDF (Final draft)]

"Creation and Its Inversion: Cosmos, Human Being, and Elixir in the Cantong qi (The Seal of the Unity of the Three)." In Anna Andreeva and Dominic Steavu, eds., Creation and Animation: Embryological Discourse and Reproductive Imagery in East Asian Religions, 186-211. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2015. [PDF (Draft)]

"Superior Virtue, Inferior Virtue: A Doctrinal Theme in the Works of the Daoist Master Liu Yiming (1734-1821)." T'oung Pao 100 (2014): 460-98. [PDF]

"Destiny, Vital Force, or Existence? On the Meanings of Ming 命 in Daoist Internal Alchemy and its Relation to Xing 性 or Human Nature." Daoism: Religion, History and Society 6 (2014), 157-218. [PDF]

"Early Daoist Meditation and the Origins of Inner Alchemy." In Benjamin Penny, ed., Daoism in History: Essays in Honour of Liu Ts'un-yan, 121-58. London: Routledge, 2006. [PDF]

● "The Notion of 'Form' and the Ways of Liberation in Daoism." Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 14 (2004): 95-130. (In memoriam Isabelle Robinet.) [Online]

"L'alchimia" [Alchemy] and "Gli apocrifi" [The apocrypha]. In Enciclopedia di Storia della Scienza [Encyclopedia of the History of Science], 2: 244-55. Roma: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 2001. [Online]

"Elixirs and Alchemy." In Livia Kohn, ed., Daoism Handbook, 165-95. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2000. [PDF]

"Inner Alchemy (Neidan)." With Lowell Skar. In Livia Kohn, ed., Daoism Handbook, 464-97. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2000. [PDF]

● "The Representation of Time in the Zhouyi cantong qi." Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 8 (1995): 155-73. [Online]

● "Two Recent Books on the Taoist Cultivation of Life." Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 5 (1990): 387-404. Chinese trl. by Chen Jinmei 陳錦美 in Daojiaoxue tansuo 道教學探索 5 (1991): 135-63. [Online]

● "The Medical Texts of Ma-wang-tui." Review of Shin hatsugen Chūgoku kagakushi shiryô no kenkyū 新発現中国科学史資料の研究 [Studies on recently discovered materials for the history of Chinese science], ed. Yamada Keiji 山田慶児. Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 5 (1990): 381-86. Chinese trans. by Chen Jinmei 陳錦美 in Daojiaoxue tansuo 道教學探索 5 (1991): 129-35. [Online]

translations of scholarly monographs

● Isabelle Robinet, The World Upside Down: Essays on Taoist Internal Alchemy. Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2011. [English translations of four articles originally published in French.] [Web page with links to samples]

reference works

"Catalogue of the Daozang jiyao" [道藏輯要]. With Monica Esposito. 2014. [PDF, free download]

Index of Zhonghua Daozang (中華道藏書目總錄). Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2009. [Web page]

Index of Zhengtong Daozang (正統道藏書目總錄). Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2009. [Web page with link for free download]

Chinese Alchemy: An Annotated Bibliography of Works in Western Languages. Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2009. [Web page]