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Fabrizio Pregadio (born January 14, 1957) is a Sinologist and a translator of Chinese language texts into English related to Taoism and Neidan (Internal Alchemy). He is currently affiliated with the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg).[1] Earlier, Pregadio taught at the University of Venice (1996–97), the Technical University of Berlin (1998-2001), Stanford University (2001–08), McGill University in Montreal (2009–10), and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (2014-18).

His research interests are the Taoist views of the human being; the self-cultivation traditions of Taoism; their foundations in early Taoist works; and their relation to Chinese traditional sciences, including cosmology, alchemy, and medicine.

Pregadio is the author of Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China (Stanford University Press, 2006) [2] and the editor of The Encyclopedia of Taoism (Routledge, 2008).[3] His translations of Taoist texts include the Wuzhen pian (Awakening to Reality, 2009),[4] the Cantong qi (The Seal of the Unity of the Three, 2011 and 2012),[5] the Ruyao jing (Mirror for Compounding the Medicine, 2013),[6] and a work by the Taoist master Liu Yiming (Cultivating the Tao, 2013),[7] all published by Golden Elixir Press.

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  1. ^ Fabrizio Pregadio (International Consortium for Research in the Humanities).
  2. ^ Pregadio, Fabrizio. Great Clarity: Daoism and Alchemy in Early Medieval China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006.
  3. ^ Pregadio, Fabrizio, ed. The Encyclopedia of Taoism. London and New York: Routledge, 2008.
  4. ^ Pregadio, Fabrizio. Awakening to Reality: The "Regulated Verses" of the Wuzhen pian, a Taoist Classic of Internal Alchemy. Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2009.
  5. ^ Pregadio, Fabrizio. The Seal of the Unity of the Three. 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. Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2011, 2012.
  6. ^ Wang Jie (?-1380). Commentary on the Mirror for Compounding the Medicine (Ruyao jing zhujie): A Fourteenth-Century Work on Taoist Internal Alchemy. Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2013.
  7. ^ Liu Yiming (1734-1821). Cultivating the Tao: Taoism and Internal Alchemy. Translated by Fabrizio Pregadio. Mountain View: Golden Elixir Press, 2013.

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