• zhen (Pinyin without tones)1
  • (Traditional Chinese)
  • (Simplified Chinese)
  • zhèn (Pinyin)1
  • chen (Wade-Giles)


    1. garrison; military stronghold (e.g. 軍事重鎮) (Kroll 2016, online edition; Hucker 1985, 121-2) 2. town; regional unit smaller than a city (e.g. 鎮子、鎮市) 3. to quell, restrain (Hucker 1985, 121-2; 呂 1992, 26-7)2

    1. 軍事據點, 見軍事重鎮 2. 比城市小的區域單位。如鎮子、鎮市 3. 抑制、平息2

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  • 1 漢語大詞典編纂処. 2011. 漢語大詞典, accessed May 26, 2022.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 KROLL. 2016. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, accessed May 26, 2022.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; HUCKER. 1985. A Dictionary of official titles in Imperial China, 121-2.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 吕. 1992. 中国古代建筑辞典, 26-7.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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Tracy Miller et al., “ zhèn” in Architectura Sinica last modified May 26, 2022, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000230.


Tracy Miller et al., “ zhèn.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published May 26, 2022. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000230.

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Entry Title: zhèn

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  • Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
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