Linggong is a type of bracket arm in dougong that is parallel to the building’s facade. According to the Yingzao fashi, the linggong is equal in length to the huagong. (Li 2009, 4.3b). Based on its location, the linggong can be divided into two types. When used under the eaves, the linggong is located above the uppermost layer of huagong or ang (whichever is on the top) and supports tie beams that in turn support the eaves. When used elsewhere in the building, linggong are located beneath the purlins. Linggong support the purlins through an intermediary timber member called a timu 替木 (Pan and He 2005, 99.) 10
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Bibliography:ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净 et al., “ 令栱 lìnggǒng.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 18, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000156.
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