- (especially in northern Chinese houses) a masonry or earthen platform at one end of a room, heated in winter by fires underneath and spread with mats for sleeping.
Origin of kang
From the Chinese word kàng
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Examples from the Web for kang
“The trip was incredibly inspirational, not only from a design standpoint, but on a human standpoint,” said Kang.Put Down That Cashmere. There’s a New Luxury Wool in Town
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The gorgeous sushi chef he meets and falls in love with, Mi-do (Kang Hye-jung), is equally silly and childish.What Asian Film Remakes Like ‘Oldboy’ Get Wrong
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As Kang wrote in a 2008 paper, this is a case where “the free speech of men silences the free speech of women.”Obama's Porn Problem With Liberals
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He declared Chiang “the greatest ruler Asia has since since Emperor Kang 250 years ago.”The Magazine King
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In the daytime the quilts are rolled up and the kang is used as a seat.
The floor was stone, and part of it, called a kang, was raised like a platform.
There was a struggle, and she fell down unconscious on the kang.The Fulfilment of a Dream of Pastor Hsi's
A. Mildred Cable
On the 28th of the 9th moon of the 4th year of Kang Hsi, he killed his wife.
He stepped across to the kang, and touched the figure lying there.Under the Chinese Dragon
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