li

For the “Chinese mile”, see . Multiples and submultiples of that unit include huálǐ and qiānlǐ. For the smaller Chinese units of length, see . For the related Japanese and Korean units, see ri.

1

In Cambodia, Laos, and Mongolia A map showing the location of Mongolia., 20th century, a unit of mass, approximately 37.5 milligrams.¹

1. United Nations, 1966.

2

In Korea, at least as early as the 3rd century – 20th century, a unit of length. Also romanized as ri.

United Nations (1966) defines the Korean li as = 3.927… (i.e., 3 ⁵¹⁄₅₅) kilometers, which is the magnitude of the Japanese ri. It does not appear to be a magnitude the Korean ri, or li, ever had. In 1905, under the influence of Japanese systems of weights and measures, Korea defined the li as exactly 1/10 the size of the Japanese ri, that is 392.727… meters. chart symbol That yielded a value much closer to historical values of the ri in Korea, for example:

Period in
centuries CE
meters
3rd 434.16
6th-7th 531.18
7th-10th 559.8
10th-14th 552.96

3

In Macau, 20th century, a unit of length, approximately 0.376 millimeters.

United Nations, 1966.

4

In Macau, 20th century, a unit of mass, approximately 37.79 milligrams.

United Nations, 1966.

5

In Mongolia A map showing the location of Mongolia., 20th century, a unit of length, approximately 0.32 millimeters.

United Nations, 1966.

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