lìnggǒng 令栱



  • linggong (Pinyin without tones)1
  • 令栱 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 令栱 (Simplified Chinese)
  • lìnggǒng (Pinyin)1
  • ling-kung (Wade-Giles)


    literally: "commanding" or "leading" bracket arm (Kroll 2015, 277, 135; Fu 2017, 360); outermost bracket arm (in a bracket set); placed parallel to the building plane, and usually the closest to the eaves purlin (Zuo 2019, 176; Guo 2002, 55); if linggong is used inside the building, it is beneath the suantingfang; also called "single bracket-arm". (Chen, 2010, 131)2

    鋪作最外一跳上的横栱,或名”单栱“。外在橑檐方下,内在筭桯方下。(陳 2010, 131)3

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  • 1 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 131.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 277, 135.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 360.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; ZUO. 2019. Timber-Framed Architecture of the Lower Yangzi, 176.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 55.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 131.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 131.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: bracketing

How to Cite This Entry

CMW S21 et al., “ 令栱 lìnggǒng” in Architectura Sinica last modified July 5, 2022, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000156.


CMW S21 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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