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Why do some Asian dragons have fur (or hair)?

In the west, we tend to think outside dragons as purely reptilian in nature - in other words, all scales, no fur - but many Asian representations of dragons show them with substantial amounts of fur (...
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Who is the Chinese supreme god?

Analogous to the Greek Zeus or the Norse Odin, who is the supreme god in the Chinese folk religion pantheon? It seems that this may be the concept of "Tai Di", or primordial divinity, but it's ...
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How do people become immortal as per Taoism?

While reading on Taoism, I came across some people who became immortal through a variety of ways. Right now, some I remember are: White Peony successfully made Lü Dongbin ejaculate and absorbed his ...
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To what degree are depictions of Beggar So influenced by the immortal Li Tieguai?

I'm specifically wondering about the depictions of Beggar So in popular culture, such as his portrayal by the inimitable Yuen Siu-tien. For instance: Li Tienguai has a magic medicine gourd; Beggar So ...