• jie (Pinyin without tones)1
  • (Traditional Chinese)
  • (Simplified Chinese)
  • jiē (Pinyin)1
  • chieh (Wade-Giles)


    an elevated dais, platform, or stair, often of masonry (Fu 2017, 358; 呂 1992, 35; Hucker 1985, 143; Kroll 2016, online edition)2

    用砖石等砌成的平或梯級 (Fu 2017, 358; 呂 1992, 35; Hucker 1985, 143; Kroll 2016, online edition)2

Related concepts

    副階 fùjiē

    臺階 táijiē

    階梯 jiētī

    階墀 jiēchí

    階緣 jiēyuán

    階級 jiējí

Works Cited

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  • 1 漢語大詞典編纂処. 2011. 漢語大詞典, accessed June 12, 2022.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 358.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 吕. 1992. 中国古代建筑辞典, 35.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; HUCKER. 1985. A Dictionary of official titles in Imperial China, 143.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; KROLL. 2016. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, accessed May 27, 2022.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: foundations

How to Cite This Entry

Tracy Miller et al., “ jiē” in Architectura Sinica last modified June 1, 2022, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000235.


Tracy Miller et al., “ jiē.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published June 1, 2022. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000235.

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Entry Title: jiē

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  • Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
  • ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净, associate editor, Architectural Terminology
  • Tracy Miller and CHEN Zhuo 陈卓, entry contributors, “ jiē

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