The Nanwu Sect

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As a sect of The Complete Perfection Tradition, the Nanwu sect was founded by Tan Chuduan, also known as Patriarch Changzhen, who was one The Seven Perfect Ones of the North. He was granted the title "Perfect Man Changzhen of Cloud Water and Accumulated Virtues". According to the Genealogy of the Nanwu Sect, from Tan Chuduan, the first patriarch, until Yang Liming, the fifth patriarch, the sect was active primarily in the beginning of the Ming dynasty. During the Ming dynasty, most patriarchs of the Nanwu sect conducted their religious activities in the northern part of China. But in terms of scale as well as influence, the Nanwu sect could not rival with The Dragon Gate Sect.