• gong (Pinyin without tones)
  • (Traditional Chinese)
  • (Simplified Chinese)
  • gǒng (Pinyin)1
  • kung (Wade-Giles)


    bracket arm or arms; one element of a bracket set; the YZFS describes five types: huagong, nidaogong, guazigong, mangong, and linggong (Fu 2017, 356; Chen 2010, 275) 2


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  • 1 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 275.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 356.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 275.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: bracketing

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CMW S21, “ gǒng” in Architectura Sinica last modified June 1, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000169.


CMW S21, “ gǒng.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 12, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000169.

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