fúbìgǒng 扶壁栱



  • fubigong (Pinyin without tones)3
  • 扶壁栱 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 扶壁栱 (Simplified Chinese)
  • fúbìgǒng (Pinyin)3
  • fu-pi-kung (Wade-Giles)
  • wall supporting bracket-arm (lit.) (English)2
  • superficial bracket-arms (ATTCAT preferred) (English)1


    In the Yingzao fashi (1103) this term refers to squared beams (fang 方) carved with bracket-arms in low relief and layered within the wall plane above pillar tops. It can also refer to the entire composition of square beams and bracket-arms within the wall plane above pillar tops (Cheng Mingda 2010; Xu Yitao 2005). Also called “shadow bracket-arm(s)” (yinggong 影栱).

    見於北宋官書《營造法式》(1103),指柱頭一綫之上所用之方刻出的形象。又名影栱。又一説認爲指柱頭一綫鋪作組合中的單栱、重栱、素方縂體(陳明達2010;徐怡濤 2005).

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  • 1 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 355.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 200.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 36.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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REN Sijie 任思捷 et al., “ 扶壁栱 fúbìgǒng” in Architectura Sinica last modified September 5, 2020, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000029.


REN Sijie 任思捷 et al., “ 扶壁栱 fúbìgǒng.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published May 21, 2019. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000029.

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