院 yuàn

https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000012

Terms

  • cloister (English)
  • yuàn (preferred) (Pinyin)
  • (Traditional Chinese)
  • (Simplified Chinese)

Note (brief)

    An enclosed quandrangle of buildings or the enclosing wall. Can refer to a single temple complex or an enclosed unit within a larger building complex, such as a palace. Often translated as "cloister," particularly in the Buddhist context.2

    (T. Miller)

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Tracy Miller, “ yuàn” in Architectura Sinica last modified 2020-06-07-2020, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000012.

Bibliography:

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

Additional Credit:

  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Tracy Miller
  • adding various languages and revising title statement 2020 by SUN Zheng

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