• gong (Pinyin without tones)
  • (Traditional Chinese)
  • (Simplified Chinese)
  • gōng (Pinyin)
  • kung (Wade-Giles)
  • palace (English)1


    a residence or palace; residence of a ruler (Qin-Han dynasties and later); a temple, such as a Daoist temple (Guo 2002, 38; Kroll 2015, 134-135); see also gongshi 宮室2


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  • 1 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 356.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 38.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 134-135.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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