from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Beijing.

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  • proper n. Alternate name for Beijing. (Sometimes historical)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city


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  • With or without cross-examination, I did not get from any of these people, Chinese or foreign, any suggestion, or even a hint, that the present regime in Peking is temporary, or that it lacks popular support.

    Chinese Nationalism Old and New

  • The most delightful, and by far the most interesting, expedition that lures the traveller for a couple of days from the gaiety of life in Peking, is that which leads him out to the Ming tombs and a little farther on to meditate upon change and decay from the summit of the Great Wall.

    A Tour in Mongolia

  • After collapsing on the set of 1963′s 55 Days in Peking, he went more than a decade without a directing credit, eventually settling down to a teaching position at BinghamptonUniversity.

    Film Noir Cinema: Ray of Night « Screaming Blue Reviews

  • I ate my first Peking duck in Beijing, China which was formerly called Peking in the early 1960s, at a specialty duck restaurant there.

    Jay Weston: Peking Duck Is a Standout at Philippe's Restaurant!

  • The missionary community pressured Wilson to recognize the new government, and after Mott arrived in Peking in February 1913, he cabled Wilson a seven-point brief urging the new administration to recognize the Chinese republic as quickly as possible.

    Pursuit of an 'Unparalleled Opportunity': The American YMCA and Prisoner of War Diplomacy among the Central Power Nations during World War I

  • CNN is absorbed in Peking's version of the Disneyland Light Parade, as is Headline News and MSNBC.

    Oh, Fine. Just Fine.

  • Headline News, CNN, and Faux News are absorbed with the death of some poor unfortunate in Peking who seems to have been murdered by a local looney.

    Oh, Fine. Just Fine.

  • My unfortunate experiences in Peking notwithstanding, I have to admit that the Olympics were great fun.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • In 1852, a beautiful seventeen-year-old girl from an important but impoverished family of the Yehonala clan arrived in Peking as a minor concubine to the young Emperor, Hsien Feng.

    Excerpt: The Last Empress by Anchee Min

  • I have eaten Peking Duck in Peking, and peddlers have tried to sell me Mao's Little Red Book in Tiananmen Square.

    April 13th, 2007

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