The Dragon Gate Taoism is a sect of the Complete Reality school of Taoism, which integrated Buddhism and Confucianism into a comprehensive new form of Taoism. Complete Reality Taoism eventually spread all over China during the Middle Ages, and still continues in existence today. Numerous classics and texts of this school have been translated into English over the last ten years. Complete Reality Taoism is generally divided into two main traditions, Southern and Northern.
The Dragon Gate sect of Taoism is an offshoot of the Northern school. Its spiritual descent is traced to the thirteenth-century master, who was one of the great disciples of Wang Chongyang. Chang-chun means the "Eternal Spring". The master of Eternal Spring was one of the sages who advised Genghis Khan to preserve the ancient civilization of China after the Mongolian conquest, over eight hundred years ago. Genghis Khan appointed Chang-chun overseer of religions in China, and the Dragon Gate sect thus played a critical role in the conservation of Chinese culture.