See also ts'un and cun.

In China, a unit of length equal to 1.41 inches, one of the so-called “treaty standards,” opens a new page containing a chart that shows relationships between this unit and other units in its system whose values were set by a series of treaties (1842–1844 and 1858–1860) imposed on China by Britain and France, and used thereafter by the Chinese maritime customs (though not elsewhere in the country). “Ts'un” is the romanization (Wade-Giles) usually used by English-speaking Europeans at that time.

United Nations, 1966.

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