In 1915, the Beiyang Government set the ge as equivalent to 103.54688 milliliters (3.501 U.S. fl oz). The Nationalist Government's 1929 Weights and Measures Act, effective 1 January 1930, set it equal to the deciliter (3.381 fl oz or 0.182 dry pt). The People's Republic of China confirmed that value in 1959, although it made the official Chinese name of the deciliter the fēnshēng (分升) and exempted TCM pharmacists from punishment for noncompliance with the new measure when traditional amounts were required for preparing medicine.
|≈||3.52||imperial fluid ounces|
|≈||3.38||US fluid ounces|
During its occupation, Korea's native measures were standardized to their Japanese equivalents. The present-day hob is 2401/ litres (6.1 fl oz or 0.328 dry pt), the same as the Japanese gō. Its use for commercial purposes has been criminalized in South Korea, although it continues to be used in the North.
It was officially equated with 2401/ liters in 1891. The gō is the traditional amount used for a serving of rice and a cup of sake in Japanese cuisine. Although the gō is no longer used as an official unit, 1-gō measuring cups or their 180 mL metric equivalents are often included with Japanese rice cookers. In dining, a 1-gō serving is sometimes equated with 150 g of Japanese short-grain rice. It also appears as a serving size for fugu and other fish. Since sake bottles are typically either 720 or 750 mL, they can be reckoned as holding about four cups.
|≈||6.35||imperial fluid ounces|
|≈||6.10||US fluid ounces|
- Japanese cup, a separate modern unit of precisely 200 mL
- "權度法 [Quándù Fǎ]", 政府公報 [Zhèngfǔ Gōngbào, Government Gazette], No. 957, Office of the President, 7 January 1915, pp. 85–94. (in Chinese)
- "度量衡法 [Dùliànghéng Fǎ]", Official site, Nanjing: Legislative Yuan, 16 February 1929.
- "科学技术委員会关于統一我国計量制度和进一步开展計量工作的报告 [Kēxué Jìshù Wěiyuánhuì guānyú Tǒngyī Wǒguó Jìliàngzhì Dù hé Jìnyībù Kāizhǎn Jìliàng Gōngzuò de Bàogào]", 中华人民共和国国务院公报 [Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Guówùyuàn Gōngbào], No. 180 (PDF), Beijing: State Council of the PRC, 3 July 1959, pp. 312–317. (in Chinese)