Architectura Sinica

bǔjiān pūzuò 補間鋪作


  • bujian puzuo (Pinyin without tones)1
  • 補間鋪作 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 补间铺作 (Simplified Chinese)
  • bǔjiān pūzuò (Pinyin)1
  • pu-chien p'u-tso (Wade-Giles)
  • supplementary bay corbelling (lit.) (English)
  • intercolumnar corbelling (English)2
  • intercolumnar bracketing (English)2
  • intercolumnar bracket set (English)3


    Corbelling that appears between the pillars; see pūzuò

Related concepts

    鋪作 pūzuò

    平身科 píngshēnkē

Works Cited

Any information without attribution has been created following the editorial guidelines.

  • 1 陳. 2010. 《營造法式》辭解, 346.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record; 漢語大詞典編纂処. 2011. 漢語大詞典, accessed May 28, 2022.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 2018. ATTCAT 2018Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 3 FU. 2017. Traditional Chinese Architecture: Twelve Essays, 349.Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record

Broad Match: bracketing

How to Cite This Entry

ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净 et al., “ 補間鋪作 bǔjiān pūzuò” in Architectura Sinica last modified July 4, 2022,


ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净 et al., “ 補間鋪作 bǔjiān pūzuò.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published January 17, 2020.

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Entry Title: 補間鋪作 bǔjiān pūzuò

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  • Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
  • ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净, associate editor, Architectural Terminology
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  • Data entry Melanie LU
  • adding citations by LI Zhixian 李知賢

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