• dou (Pinyin without tones)
  • (Traditional Chinese)
  • (Simplified Chinese)
  • dǒu (Pinyin)1
  • tou (Wade-Giles)


    literally: "ladle" or a standard rice measure (Kroll 2015, 91); bearing block (which resembles a standard rice measure in shape) (Fu 2017, 353; Guo 2002, 33)2


Works Cited

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  • 1 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 208.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 91.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 353.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 33.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

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CMW S21, “ dǒu” in Architectura Sinica last modified March 18, 2021, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000157.


CMW S21, “ dǒu.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 18, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000157.

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