yuètái 月臺



  • yuetai (Pinyin without tones)
  • 月臺 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 月台 (Simplified Chinese)
  • yuètái (Pinyin)1
  • yüe-t'ai (Wade-Giles)
  • front platform (English)2
  • terrace (English)3


    Meaning, literally, "moon terrace," the yuetai refers to a platform or terrace extending in front of a building.4

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  • 1 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 578, 440.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 371.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 LIANG. 2005. Chinese architecture: a pictorial history, 191.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 4 GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 63.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; LITTLE. 2000. Taoism and the Arts of China, 67.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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Tracy Miller, “ 月臺 yuètái” in Architectura Sinica last modified November 28, 2022, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000123.


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