chuán

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Terms

  • rafters (preferred) (English)1
  • (Traditional Chinese)
  • (Simplified Chinese)
  • chuán (Pinyin)2
  • ch'uan (Wade-Giles)
  • rafter (lit.) (English)

Note (brief)

    Hanging inclined timber member supporting roof tiles. In Traditional Chinese Architecture rafters extend from purlin to purlin. Can also be used to as a unit of length.3

Works Cited

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  • 1 FU, Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 351.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 陈, 《营造法式》辞解, 378.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 ATTCAT 2018Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: Building Frame

Broad Match: Foundations

How to Cite This Entry

chuán” in Architectura Sinica last modified January 18, 2020, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000107.

Bibliography:

chuán.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published January 18, 2020. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000107.

About this Entry

Entry Title: chuán

Authorial and Editorial Responsibility:

  • Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
  • Yuh-Fen Benda, associate editor, Architectural Terminology

Additional Credit:

  • Data entry and editing by Yuh-Fen Benda
  • Revision by Tracy Miller
  • Revising title statement by SUN Zheng 孫正

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