Architectura Sinica

shāojiān 梢間


  • shaojian (Pinyin without tones)
  • 梢間 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 梢间 (Simplified Chinese)
  • shāojiān (Pinyin)1
  • shao-chien (Wade-Giles)


    literally: "end" bay (Kroll 2015, 402); the outer bays of a building (Chen 2010, 315), bays beyond the secondary bays (cijian 次間) and before jinjian 盡間 end bays (Guo 2002, 70; Fu 2017, 365); see also jinjian 盡間.2


Works Cited

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  • 1 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 315.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 KROLL. 2015. A Student's Dictionary of Classical and Medieval Chinese, 402.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 315.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; GUO. 2002. A Visual Dictionary of Chinese Architecture, 70.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 365.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: building frame

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CMW S21, “ 梢間 shāojiān” in Architectura Sinica last modified May 25, 2021,


CMW S21, “ 梢間 shāojiān.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published March 12, 2021.

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