China, market system (shìzhì 市制)
units of length

In 1930, the government in Nanjing defined 1 shi chi = 1 gongchi = 1 meter.

The shì zhì system is an example of converting to the metric system by assigning metric values to traditional units, as the French themselves did in the Système Usuel.

yin

15

zhang

10

150

chi

10

100

1,500

cun

10

100

1000

15,000

fēn

10

100

1000

10,000

150,000

10

100

1000

10,000

100,000

1,500,000

hào

10

100

1000

10,000

100,000

1,000,000

15,000,000

33¹⁄₃
μm

¹⁄₃
mm

3¹⁄₃
mm

3¹⁄₃
cm

¹⁄₃
m

3¹⁄₃
m

33¹⁄₃
m

500
m

0.0013
in

0.0131
in

0.1312
in

1.312
in

1.094
ft

3.645
yd

36.454
yd

546.8
yd

The metric equivalents are exact; the English units approximate.

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