Information on a religion called "Xian Jun Fu Zhu" [CHN31334.E]

In Chinese Taoism a hsien (Pinyin: xian) is an "an immortal who has achieved divinity through devotion to Taoist practices and teachings" (New Encyclopaedia Britannica 1989, 100). However, based on the information provided, neither the documentary sources consulted, nor an oral source contacted by the Research Directorate, were able to identify a religion or practice with the name Xian Jun Fu Zhu.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Response.


The New Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1989. 15th ed. Vol. 6. Edited by Philip W. Goetz. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International. July 1996

. Religious Repression in China.

China Rights Forum [New York]. 1997-1998.

China Journal [Canberra]. 1997-1999.

Encyclopaedia of Religion 1987. Edited by Mircea Eliade. New York: MacMillian Publishing Company.
Human Rights Watch (HRW). December 1995.

China: Religious Persecution Persists.

Human Rights Watch/Asia (HRW). October 1997.

China: State Control of Religion.

Professor of Sociology, University of California at San Diego. 9 March 1999. Telephone interview.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact three oral sources.

Electronic sources: IRB Databases, Internet, REFWORLD, LEXIS/NEXIS, WNC.