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Yangsheng zazuan (Miscellaneous Compositions on Yang sheng/Nourishing Life), by an unknown author, was probably composed in the Ming period (1368-1644). The first and last pages of the book are damaged and fragmentary. The text deals chiefly with cultivating essence/sperm (jing) and procreation. It contains a few illustrations.

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Heading: Illustration of scant Yang (wei yang) Caption: Treating the male

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