1. a unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ounces
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  • The hat and robe will cost four thousand taels, and the crosier, which is of the rarest materials and manufacture, will be sold for the same amount. Chinese Folk-Lore Tales
  • The garden's building project lasted 10 years and cost Gu more than 10,000 taels of silver.
  • Chinese sources indicate that, during a severe drought in Fujian Province, he had a conversation with officials in Fujian and suggested moving drought victims to Taiwan, providing "for each person three taels of silver and for each three people one ox. How Taiwan Became Chinese
  • [deleted] it still survived to the delight of her friends and surprise of all, with her status unimpaired, her missionaries all well; her native church though small, yet vigorous; her operations enlarged, her property intact and her treasury though unreplenished for more than four years, liable for less than a thousand taels. Letter from Young John Allen to Dr. McFerrinJuly 19 1866
  • Money: 1 tael or liang = 10 tsien (mace); 1 mace = 10 fen (candareen); 1 candareen = 10 li or cash (in French sapèque). The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux
  • The one-and-a-half-million tael facility was donated anonymously to the municipality by a British businessman, believed to be a leading philanthropist of the time.
  • But the price had skyrocketed so much that her entire savings converted into just a few measly taels.
  • Its total capital expenditure reached 2 million taels in 1882 and 2.3 million taels in 1891.
  • The two businessmen proposed that they lease the market from the Municipal Council of the French Concession for 500 taels in tax a year for 10 years.
  • There was a tiresome string of cash with a rattan twisted through their square holes; silver customs taels, and mace and candareen; Chinese gold leaf and Fukien dollars; coins from Cochin China in the shape of India ink, with raised edges and characters; old Carolus hooked dollars; Sycee silver ingots, smooth and flat above, but roughly oval on the lower surface, not unlike shoes; Japanese obangs, their gold stamped and beaten out almost as broad as a hand's palm; mohurs and pieces from Singapore; Java Head
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