The Disciplines of the Kuei-jin are similar in function to the Disciplines of the Kindred. While Kindred Disciplines are often Disciplines in name only, aspiring to use master their vampiric nature through raw power, Kuei-jin Disciplines are based on ethical and philosophic capacity. Kuei-jin Disciplines are based on elemental forces corresponding to supernatural Virtues in the Kuei-jin's body and the Chi stored in the vampire's body. Like Western vampires (Kindred/Cainites), Kuei-jin can only achieve a greater level of power by increasing their Dharma (working in a manner similar to Generation, but linked to philosophical enlightenment instead of innate or diablerized power).
Kuei-jin Disciplines cannot be learned by Kindred or any other shen (supernatural creatures).