tōuxīnzào 偷心造



  • touxinzao (Pinyin without tones)
  • 偷心造 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 偷心造 (Simplified Chinese)
  • tōuxīnzào (Pinyin)
  • t'ou-hsin-tsao (Wade-Giles)
  • 偷心 (Traditional Chinese)
  • tōuxīn (Pinyin)1


    literally: stolen heart or stolen center construction (Kroll 458, 507, 585) successive transverse projection (Guo 2002, 80); a huagong which supports another timber extending perpendicular to the building plane (e.g. huagong, ang) without a crossing timber parallel to the building plane (e.g. guazigong, linggong) (Fu 2017, 368; Chen 2010, 299).2

    鋪作出跳上交互斗口內,只承上一跳,不用橫栱的做法(陳 2010, 299)。3

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  • 1 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 299.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 458, 507, 585.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 80.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 368.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 299.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 299.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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