shàngáng 上昂


  • shang'ang (Pinyin without tones)
  • 上昂 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 上昂 (Simplified Chinese)
  • shàng'áng (Pinyin)1
  • shang-ang (Wade-Giles)


    literally: "upward" ang (slanted bracket arm); ascending cantilever (Fu 2017, 365); upward cantilever (Zuo 2019, 178); one type of slanted bracket arm used in bracket sets where the lower end leans inward to join into the bracket center and the upper end leans outward to support the roof frame; the opposite of a xia'ang2


Works Cited

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  • 1 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 40.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 365.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; ZUO. 2019. Timber-Framed Architecture of the Lower Yangzi, 178.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: bracketing

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CMW S21, “ 上昂 shàngáng” in Architectura Sinica last modified March 12, 2021,


CMW S21, “ 上昂 shàngáng.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 12, 2021.

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