yuàn

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Terms

  • yuan (Pinyin without tones)
  • (Traditional Chinese)
  • (Simplified Chinese)
  • yuàn (Pinyin)
  • yüan (Wade-Giles)
  • compound (English)1
  • cloister (English)2
  • courtyard (English)

Gloss

    A walled courtyard containing buildings, space enclosed by a wall, or the enclosing wall around a group of buildings. Can also refer to a single building complex or an enclosed unit within a larger building complex, such as a palace or bureaucratic office. Often translated as "cloister," particularly in the Buddhist context.3

    (T. Miller)

Works Cited

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  • 1 FU, Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 371.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 KROLL, A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 577.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 KROLL, A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 577.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 漢語大辭典編纂処, 漢語大詞典, digital edition.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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Tracy Miller, “ yuàn” in Architectura Sinica last modified March 4, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000012.

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Tracy Miller, “ yuàn.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 21, 2018. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000012.

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Entry Title: yuàn

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  • Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
  • Tracy Miller, entry contributor, “ yuàn

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  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Tracy Miller
  • Adding various scripts and revising title statement 2020 by SUN Zheng
  • Adding citation information 2021 by ZUO Lala 左拉拉 Tracy Miller

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