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The Ch'in dynasty created the first Chinese empire, under which customs, laws,
weights, and measures were standardized. The modification of characters into a
standardized script enabled a broader and easier dissemination of learning.
Since 1949, Hsien-yang, which was linked by rail to the coast and eastern China
in 1935, has increased its commercial importance. It has also developed a large
cotton textile industry. Hsien-yang remains closely linked both commercially and
kung 942 kung, Chinese unit of length equivalent to 78.96 inches. -weights and
measures, table 5 192734 Kung, Prince (b. l—HSlN, Jan. 11, 1833, Peking—d.
May 1898, Peking), leading official in the closing years of the Ch'ing dynasty ...
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This is the 198215th Edition, in two halves, with the Macropaedia and the Micropaedia. First published in 1768, the publisher is the oldest English-language encyclopedia still in print. Two Scottish ... Read full review