Definition of Peking
1. Noun. Capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city.
Generic synonyms: National Capital
Group relationships: Cathay, China, Communist China, Mainland China, People's Republic Of China, Prc, Red China
Terms within: Forbidden City
Definition of Peking
1. Proper noun. Alternate name for Beijing. (Sometimes historical) ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Peking
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The name Peking was given to the city in 1409 by the second emperor of the Ming ... During the "Boxer" uprising of 1900 the foreigners in Peking were ..."
2. Treaties and Agreements with and Concerning China, 1894-1919: A Collection by John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1921)
"1899/5, ante], reading as follows: 'The Chinese Government agrees that, if any additional railroads are built in future to the north of Peking or to the ..."
3. Some Roads Towards Peace: A Report to the Trustees of the Endowment on by Charles William Eliot (1913)
"Secretary of the Cabinet The Known Yuan, Peking. Tsang Kwong-Sheung (Penna.) Private Secretary to Premier.The Known Yuan, Peking. ..."
4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"In 1850 he went to China, where he was a missionary at Ning-po (1850-59) and Peking (1863-67). He was captured by Chinese pirates in 1855. ..."
5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"The third emperor, Yung-lo, transferred the capital from Nan-king to Peking. In 1514 the Portuguese arrived in China. The weakness of the last Ming emperors ..."
6. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1906)
"Accepting von Richthofen's theory that the Plain of Peking was composed of ... The Bay of Peking.—The great plain of eastern China, in latitude 40° north, ..."
7. Treaties and Agreements with and Concerning China, 1894-1919: A Collection by John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1921)
"1908/12, fast) ; and on the same date an imperial edict authorized the Bank of Communications to issue a seven per cent Peking-Hankow Railway Redemption ..."