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 (pē′kĭng′, pā′-)


(Placename) the former English name of Beijing



also Peking

a city in and the capital of the People's Republic of China, in the NE part, in central Hebei province. 7,000,000.
Formerly (1928–49), Peiping.
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Noun1.Peking - capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern ChinaPeking - capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
Forbidden City - a walled section of Beijing that encloses the palace that was formerly the residence of the emperor of China


[ˌpiːˈkɪŋ] nPékin
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Then she landed a punitive expedition to march to Peking.
But on May 1, 1976, had the reader been in the imperial city of Peking, with its then population of eleven millions, he would have witnessed a curious sight.
As Peking was bombarded by glass tubes, so was all China.
They could not stop the eleven million plague-stricken wretches, fleeing from the one city of Peking to spread disease through all the land.
The work has been given in the form of lectures both in London and Peking, and one lecture, that on Desire, has been published in the Athenaeum.
SOME White Christians engaged in driving Chinese Heathens out of an American town found a newspaper published in Peking in the Chinese tongue, and compelled one of their victims to translate an editorial.
He told me that he would telegraph his emperor at once, and the result was that we were presently commanded to repair to Peking and present ourselves before the ruler.
You know how a fleet was sent across the Atlantic to search for me, how the restrictions against crossing thirty to one hundred seventy-five were removed forever, and how the officers were brought to Peking, arriving upon the very day that Victory and I were married at the imperial court.
Suppose you tell him you wish to go from Hamburg to Peking by the way of Jericho, and are ignorant of routes and prices-- the next morning he will hand you a piece of paper with the whole thing worked out on it to the last detail.
Peking is now pointing with wonder and delight to a new exchange, spick and span, with a couple of ten-thousand-wire switchboards.
There were three gaily dressed women, all young and beautiful, one of them with a Peking spaniel upon her lap.
Wah Group (the "Group"), has been appointed by Peking University as an Honorary Trustee in recognition of his contributions to the development of the university as well as his efforts to the promotion of world civilisation and advancement of mankind.