Wages for printing and bookbinding in the Peking Imperial Printery Wuying dian (Hall of Military Fame), 1694 to 1851
Compiler: Christine Moll-Murata
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tael (liang), 兩, treasury ounce, a unit of account set by the Board of Revenue and used for official accounts: 37 grams of silver, 95-99% purity.
chi 尺 (foot): a great variety of foot measures was used, but the standard in public works in the Qing dynasty was the "construction foot measure" yingzao chi or gongbu chi ("Ministry for Public Works foot measure") of 32 cm.