Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Pregadio

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Visiting Professorship for Daoism

Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung "Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa"
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Home Institution: Stanford University (USA)


IKGF Visiting Fellow November 2011 – October 2012

(Last change of profile by end of stay)

IKGF Research Project:

Cosmology and Prognostication in the Apocrypha: A Survey of Major Sources and Themes

Curriculum Vitae

Fabrizio Pregadio has taught at the University of Venice (1996-97), the Technical University of Berlin (1998-2001), Stanford University (2001-08), and McGill University in Montreal (2009-10). His work deals with the self-cultivation traditions of Taoism, their doctrinal foundations in early Taoist works, and their relation to Chinese traditional sciences, including cosmology and medicine. He is the author of Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China (Stanford University Press, 2006) and the editor of The Encyclopedia of Taoism (Routledge, 2008). His translations of Taoist texts include the Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality, 2009) and the Cantong qi (The Seal of the Unity of the Three, 2011), both published by Golden Elixir Press.

Selected Bibliography

Books and Editions (Selected)

  • The Seal of the Unity of the Three: A Study and Translation of the Cantong qi, the Source of the Taoist Way of the Golden Elixir. Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2011.
  • Awakening to Reality: The "Regulated Verses" of the Wuzhen pian, a Taoist Classic of Internal Alchemy. Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2009.
  • Index of Zhonghua Daozang (中華道藏書目總?). Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2009.
  • Editor, The Encyclopedia of Taoism. London and New York: Routledge, 2008. [Contains about 800 entries written by 46 contributors from the USA, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, China, Taiwan, and Japan.]
  • Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006.

Articles (Selected)

  • "Early Daoist Meditation and the Origins of Inner Alchemy." In Daoism in History: Essays in Honour of Liu Ts′un-yan, ed. Benjamin Penny, 121-58. London: Routledge, 2006.
  • "Daoism, " "Yin and Yang,", "Chinese Alchemy." In New Dictionary of the History of Ideas, ed. Maryanne Cline Horowitz. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005.
  • "The Notion of 'Form' and the Ways of Liberation in Daoism." Cahiers d'Extrême-Asie 14 (2004): 95-130. (In memoriam Isabelle Robinet.)
  • Abstracts of twenty-one texts in The Taoist Canon: A Historical Companion to the Daozang, ed. Kristofer Schipper and Franciscus Verellen. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2004.
  • "The Early History of the Zhouyi cantong qi." Journal of Chinese Religions 30 (2002): 149-76.
  • Entries for the six-volume edition of the Grand dictionnaire Ricci de la Langue Chinoise. Paris and Taipei: Institut Ricci, 2001.
  • "The Elixirs of Immortality." In Daoism Handbook, ed. Livia Kohn, 165-95. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.
  • "Inner Alchemy" (with Lowell Skar). In Daoism Handbook, ed. Livia Kohn, 464-97. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2000.

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