huāgǒng 華栱

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Terms

  • huagong (Pinyin without tones)
  • 華栱 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 华栱 (Simplified Chinese)
  • huāgǒng (Pinyin)
  • hua-kung (Wade-Giles)
  • perpendicular bracket arm (English)6

Gloss

    literally: blossoming bracket-arm (Kroll 167 (huā), 135); perpendicular/transversal bracket arm; flower arm (Fu 357); bracket arm that extends outward and upward from the building plane, used to support the outward extension of the eaves and interior roof frame. The size and shape of this element are described in the Yingzao fashi. For more details see Chen 2010, 296; Guo 2002, 42.1

    斗栱中垂直于屋身的出跳栱,以承屋檐和屋內梁架。

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  • 1 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 167, 135.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 357.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 296.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 42.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 296.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 389.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 4 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 296.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 5 GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 58.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 306, 135.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 6 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 357.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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