ts'un

See also ts'un.

This is an obsolete romanization of the word spelled cun in today's pinyin.

In China, 20th century, shih ts'un = 3¹⁄₃ cm (about 1.312 inches).¹ From 1915 to 1929, under the Peking standard, the ts'un was 1.41 inches (3.581 cm).²

In Taiwan, 20th century, the kung t'sun = 10 centimeters (about 3.937 inches).³

In Hong Kong, 20th century, a unit of length, about 3.7148 centimeters (about 1.463 inches).⁴ During the British period, the ts'un was ¹⁄₁₀ ch'ek, and statutes defined the ch'ek as 14⁵⁄₈ inches. However, different trades had different measures.

1. United Nations, 1955. Page 47.

2. United Nations, 1955. Page 48.

3. United Nations, 1966. Page 43.

4. United Nations, 1966. Page 56.

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