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See also: 北京
|simpl. and trad.|
- (archaic) Beiping Commandery (in present day Baoding, Hebei)
- (historical) Beiping, the name of Beijing during the early Ming dynasty, between its conquest by the Hongwu emperor and its renaming by the Yongle emperor
- (historical) Beiping, the name of Beijing during the early 20th century when the Republic of China removed its capital to Nanking
In the third sense, the most common English usage is Peiping, Pei-ping, or P'ei-ping, all based on the Wade-Giles romanization of Chinese characters which was commonly used in English during this period of Chinese history.