gānlán 干欄



  • ganlan (Pinyin without tones)
  • 干欄 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 干栏 (Simplified Chinese)
  • gānlán (Pinyin)
  • kan-lan (Wade-Giles)


    dwelling or building elevated on high piles to avoid moisture (Guo 2002, 38; Fu 2017, 355); (幹欄) literally supporting pile or balustrade (Kroll 2015, 128, 252)1


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  • 1 GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 38.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 355.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 128, 252.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: building frame

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CMW S21, “ 干欄 gānlán” in Architectura Sinica last modified April 2, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000160.


CMW S21, “ 干欄 gānlán.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published April 2, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000160.

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