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Unformatted text preview: corpse ( shijie r ) Ling Shouguang at the age of over 70 obtained a method for making efflorescence of vermilion pills. These he synthesized and ingested, with the result that his appearance was that of a person in his 20s. By the first year of the jianan period [= 196 C.E.] he was already 220 years old. Later, without having shown any signs of illness, he died at the home of Hu Gang in Jiangling. Over 100 days after his funeral and burial, someone saw Ling in Xiaohuang. This person sent a letter to Hu Gang, who, upon receiving it, dug up the coffin and looked inside. It was empty except for an old shoe. The coffin nails had not been removed. D. Talismans ( fu r ) 2...
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- Spring '08