zhù

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Terms

  • zhu (Pinyin without tones)
  • (Traditional Chinese)1
  • (Simplified Chinese)
  • zhù (Pinyin)
  • chu (Wade-Giles)
  • pillars (lit.) (English)
  • pillars (ATTCAT preferred) (English)2
  • columns (English)3

Note (brief)

    Broadly speaking, a pillar is any vertical architectural element. Pillars may extend to the foundation or be supported by other structural members, and shorter pillars are used within the roof frame. Pillars are named after their positions within the building. In the Song dynasty Yingzao fashi (1103), pillar types that extend to the foundation include leveling pillars (pingzhu 平柱), eaves pillars (yanzhu 檐柱), and corner pillars (jiaozhu 角柱). In the Qing dynasty Gongcheng zuofa (1734), major pillar types include yanzhu, interior pillars (jinzhu 金柱), and gable pillars (shanzhu 山柱).

    廣義的柱可指任何具有豎向形狀的物體或構築物。在中國傳統木結構建築物中,柱是主要的豎向支撐構件,可以落地也可以不落地。按照其所在位置有不同名稱。在1103年頒布的營造法式》中,有檐柱、平柱、角柱等。在1734年(雍正十二年)頒布的工程做法》中有檐柱、金柱、山柱,等。

Related concepts

Note (full)

    柱,廣義指具有豎向形狀的物體,大至地形山體,小至物品上的構件;也可是作為構築物的獨立標誌物。在建築中,為豎向支撐構件,可以落地也可以不落地。漢儒以楹柱為一,並以“柱”注先秦文獻中建築的“楹”,很可能這是“柱”作為建築構件的名稱在書面文字裡開始得到普遍使用的時期。。作為中國傳統木結構建築物主體結構一部分的柱,按照其所在位置有不同的名稱。在北宋《營造法式》(初次刊行于崇寧二年,1103年)中,有平柱、檐柱、角柱,等。在清工部《工程做法》(雍正十二年頒布,1734年)中分為檐柱、金柱、山柱,等。

Works Cited

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  • 1 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 248.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 王. 2007. 中国古建筑术语辞典, 268.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 2018. ATTCAT 2018Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 64.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 4 李. 2009. 營造法式(故宫藏抄本), 5.4b.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: building frame

Broad Match: foundations

How to Cite This Entry

ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净, “ zhù” in Architectura Sinica last modified September 11, 2020, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000102.

Bibliography:

ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净, “ zhù.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published May 23, 2019. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000102.

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Entry Title: zhù

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  • Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
  • ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净, associate editor, Architectural Terminology
  • ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净, entry contributor, “ zhù

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  • Website coordination by Yuh-Fen Benda
  • Initial research and revision by ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净
  • Peer review by ATTCAT 2018
  • Data entry, proofreading, and revision by Tracy Miller
  • English proofreading by Aurelia Campbell
  • Chinese proofreading by ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净
  • Revising title statement by SUN Zheng 孫正

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