The Story of Han Xiangzi

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The Story of Han Xiangzi (韓湘子全傳) is a 17th-century Chinese vernacular novel by Yang Erzeng [zh] (楊爾曾). The protagonist is Han Xiangzi, one of the Eight Immortals. The novel was written with a clear Daoist message.

The novel has been translated in full to English by Philip Clart.


  • Yang Erzeng; Clart, Philip (translator) (2007). The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-98690-5.