yǐnggǒng 影栱



  • yinggong (Pinyin without tones)1
  • 影栱 (Traditional Chinese)2
  • 影栱 (Simplified Chinese)
  • yǐnggǒng (Pinyin)
  • ying-kung (Wade-Giles)
  • shadow bracket-arm (English)3


    Seen in the Yingzao fashi (1103 CE), referring to square beams (fang 方) carved with bracket-arms in low relief, layered within the wall plane above pillar tops. See also “superficial bracket arms” (fubigong 扶壁栱).

    見於《 營造法式 》(1103 CE),指柱頭一綫之上所用之刻出的形象。又名 扶壁栱.

Works Cited

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  • 1 GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 36.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 李. 2009. 營造法式 (1103; 故宫藏抄本), 4.10a.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 梁. 1983. 《營造法式》註釋卷上, 128-131.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 潘. 2005. 《营造法式》解读, 264.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 184.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 MILLER. 2007. The Divine Nature of Power: Chinese Ritual Architecture at the Sacred Site of Jinci, 205.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 2018. ATTCAT 2018Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: bracketing

How to Cite This Entry

REN Sijie 任思捷 et al., “ 影栱 yǐnggǒng” in Architectura Sinica last modified July 26, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000098.


REN Sijie 任思捷 et al., “ 影栱 yǐnggǒng.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published May 21, 2019. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000098.

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Entry Title: 影栱 yǐnggǒng

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  • Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
  • ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净, associate editor, Architectural Terminology
  • REN Sijie 任思捷 and YANG Wantian 楊莞闐, entry contributors, “ 影栱 yǐnggǒng

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  • Initial Research Ren Sijie Yang Wantian ATTCAT 2018
  • Editing, proofreading, data entry and revision by Tracy Miller
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  • Chinese proofreading by ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净
  • Data entry and adding citations by SUN Zheng 孫正

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