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From the Song on, Neidan 内丹 became the chief current among immortality seekers. Among the most important works was the Zhong-Lü chuandao ji 鍾呂伝道集. But in the end what determined the Neidan style was the works of what was later called the Northern and the Southern schools. Once the Yuan had unified all China, Quanzhen and the Southern School modes of Neidan intermingled in the Jiangnan region, and this became the universal standard.

in Modern Chinese Religion I (2 vols.)