The Emerald Tablets of Thoth
ok ok I know - you came here looking for wacky Chinese philosphy right? Not wacky western philosphy - but at the moment I am doing a lot of research into Alchemy and Hermetic western traditions (for my own purposes, which are for the moment a secret, suitably enough) so you might as well go along with the ride - huh?
There are a lot of similarities between the two alchemic/spiritual traditions, i.e. of the east and of the hermetic west, and without actually starting to believe in kooky new age shite about aliens and whatnot (probably more of a Jung archetype thing, to keep it real) - I do find these similarities fascinating.