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For a general introduction to the Yingzao fashi, see Glahn (1984) or Liang (1984). For the rule-based system, we follow Liang (1983) and Chen (1981). For a more extended discussion of the rule-based system and virtual models, see Li and Tsou (1995). [Main text]
The fen is a modular unit, ranging from 19.2 mm to 9.6 mm. In this assignment, we assumed the sixth of eight possible grades; at the sixth grade, 1 fen = 12.8 mm. [Main text]
Chen Mingda. 1981. Yingzao fashi da muzuo zhidu yanjiu [A study of structural carpentry in the Yingzao fashi]. Beijing: Wenwu.
Glahn, Else. 1984. "Unfolding the Chinese building standards: Research on the Yingzao fashi." In Chinese traditional architecture, ed. Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, 47-57. New York: China Institute in America.
Li, Andrew I-kang, and Jin-Yeu Tsou. 1995. "The rule-based nature of wood frame construction of the Yingzao fashi and the role of virtual modelling in understanding it." In Computing in architectural research, Proceedings of the International Conference on Chinese Architectural History, 25-40. Hong Kong, 7-10 August 1995.
Liang Sicheng. 1983. Yingzao fashi zhu shi [The annotated Yingzao fashi], v. 1. Beijing: Zhongguo jianzhu gongye.
[Liang Sicheng] Liang Ssu-ch'eng. 1984. A pictorial history of Chinese architecture, ed. Wilma Fairbank. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
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