Chinese manhua

You can find them on all Chinese manhua. So, most of the work is written about "cultivators”.  They try to improve their inner power, achieve immortality (and rule the world). They feature Chinese medicine, magical all-healing acupuncture, and the creation of super pills. And the creation of pills can be almost at the level of martial arts, or with the summoning of a super pot for pills in battle.

That's kind of the difference in folklore, though after a while the talk of dan-tans, inner strength, cultivation, golden kernels, and thunder trials starts to get a little annoying. The terminology of Chinese manhua is often unexplained, and in doing so may vary slightly from job to job. So, the works quite often have titles along the lines of best strongest immortal god king.