- li (Pinyin without tones)
- 里 (Traditional Chinese)
- 里 (Simplified Chinese)
- lǐ (Pinyin)
- li (Wade-Giles)
1. a ward (Steinhardt 1990, 227) or neighborhood (Miller 2007, 32) composed of multiple smaller units. In the Zhouli 周禮 a li is a unit of 25 jia 家 ("households"), but this varies over time (e.g. 100 in the Tang dynasty; 110 in the Ming dynasty) (Hanyu dacidian; Kroll 2016, online edition); 2. a unit of length (Fu 2017, 360; Hanyu dacidian; Kroll 2016, online edition)1
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- 1 STEINHARDT. 1999. Chinese Imperial City Planning, 227.; MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 32.; FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 360.; 漢語大詞典編纂処. 2011. 漢語大詞典, accessed June 6, 2022.; KROLL. 2016. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, accessed June 6, 2022.
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Bibliography:CMW S21, “ 里 lǐ.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by . Entry published March 21, 2018. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000087.
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