dānchí 丹墀



  • danchi (Pinyin without tones)
  • 丹墀 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 丹墀 (Simplified Chinese)
  • dānchí (Pinyin)
  • tan-ch'ih (Wade-Giles)


    lit. "cinnabar stairway" (Kroll 2015, 50, 74); usually refers to the platform supporting the primary buildings in a palatial compound. Sui dynasty usage differs, however, suggesting that this term referred to different locations over time.1


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  • 1 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 50, 74.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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CMW S21, “ 丹墀 dānchí” in Architectura Sinica last modified March 24, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000145.


CMW S21, “ 丹墀 dānchí.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 24, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000145.

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