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Tael

A unit of weight in Taiwan approximately equivalent to 37.5 grams. It is used primarily in the sale of bulk foodstuffs. An equivalent term is niu.
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The British envoy informed the Foreign Minister that the Chinese were asking (just for the first loan) 100 million taels, i.e., 16 million [pounds sterling].
In 1806, there was a surplus of 710 strings of copper coins (equivalent to 710 taels of silver) left after the annual repair.
Gold is mostly sold in Vietnam by tael, equivalent to 37.5 grams or 1.33 ounces.
(2.) At the exchange rate then current, 450 million taels would have equaled about 67 million [pounds sterling] or $333 million according to Jonathan Spence, The Search for Modern China, 3rd ed.
Feng [Irst assisted [the project] with ten thousands taels of [his own] silver, which was followed by donations from a variety of others from the Prince of Lu, princesses, Honored Consorts, to eunuchs.
To put this in perspective, we should note that during the Qing Dynasty, government revenue was low; for example, during the mid-18th century, the government took in about 50 million taels of silver, roughly equal to the annual income of 2 million Beijing residents.
The jewels brought by various envoys to fulfil this order amounted to a total of 29,500 taels (Schouten brought 6,834 taels, Pieter Sourij brought 15,000 taels and Vlamingh Oudshoorn brought another 8,500).
In the historic Treaty of Shanyuan (Chanyuan), the Song government agreed to pay the Liao an annual payment of 200,000 bolts of silk and 100,000 taels of silver.
According to the treaty, China ceded Taiwan and its affiliated islands to Japan, and paid Japan as a war indemnity the sum of 200 million Kuping taels.
Li Ping'er then gives Jiang Zhushan three hundred taels of silver to open up an herb shop (sheng yaopu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) Although Jiang Zhushan attempts to please Li Ping'er in bed by concocting some aphrodisiac drug (xiyao [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), Li Ping'er is still unsatisfied since Jiang's sexual prowess cannot measure up to Ximen Qing's (xiuxiang, 19:238).
The protagonist in Li's play is more artistically sophisticated than his fictional counterpart, who shows his mercantile nature when he is forced to buy the old woman: "I put up ten taels for a father the other day and obtained all kinds of blessings.
Following years of development, it has grown into a modernized enterprise integrating the whole chain of mining, processing and smelting, with daily combined production capacity of 400 tonnes, fixed assets of RMB72 million and annual gold output of 11,000 taels (approximately 344kilograms).