cítáng 祠堂



  • citang (Pinyin without tones)
  • 祠堂 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 祠堂 (Simplified Chinese)
  • cítáng (Pinyin)
  • tz'u-t'ang (Wade-Giles)


    usually an ancestral hall (Fu 2017, 152); literally: hall or space in which cultic sacrifices (ci 祠) are performed (Kroll 2015, 64, 444)1


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  • 1 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 152.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 64, 444.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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CMW S21, “ 祠堂 cítáng” in Architectura Sinica last modified June 2, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000170.


CMW S21, “ 祠堂 cítáng.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published June 2, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000170.

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