- chaoju (Pinyin without tones)
- 巢居 (Traditional Chinese)
- 巢居 (Simplified Chinese)
- cháojū (Pinyin)
- ch'ao-chü (Wade-Giles)
literally: "nest" "dwelling" (Kroll 2016, online edition);1 refers to an elevated residence made of timber where "ancient" people lived prior to the invention of buildings (Lunheng, “Jieshu”; Zhuangzi, “Daozhi”); pile or stilt dwelling (Guo 2002, 38)2
穴處 xuéchù (cave dwelling)
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- 1 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, accessed March 11, 2021.
- 2 GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 38.
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Bibliography:CMW S21, “ 巢居 cháojū.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 12, 2021. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000135.
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Entry Title: 巢居 cháojū
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