From a romanization of Mandarin 北京 (Běijīng), compare Middle Chinese 北京 () or pək̚ kˠiæŋCantonese 北京 (bak1 ging1), itself derived from French Péking, a transcription based on the Nanjing-dialect pronunciation.
- Dated form of , a direct-administered municipality, the capital city of China.
- The Emperour hearing of the ill ſucceſſe of this Affairs, began to think of leaving the Northern parts, where his Royal City of Peking is ſituated, and to paſſe to Nankuing which is far more Southward; but he was diſſwaded from this intended courſe as well by his loyal, as diſloyal ſubjec͡ts : by theſe, that they might give him up more ſpeedily into the enemies hands, before their treachery was diſcovered; and by the others, leſt his flight might trouble the Kingdome more, and diſcourage all his Subjec͡ts from giving their beſt aſſiſtance; for they thought the City impregnable, being fortified with ſo ſtrong a Garriſon; nor did they doubt that the Kings preſence would draw the ſources of the whole Kingdom to him.
- 1868, Robert Fortune, Yedo and Peking: A Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China, London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, page 344:
- Having received permission to visit Peking from his Excellency the Hon. F. W. A. Bruce, Her Majesty’s Minister at the China Court, I left Tien-tsin for that place on the 17th of September.
- 1914, Frank L. Brown, A Sunday School Tour of the Orient, Doubleday, Page & Company, page 307:
- While the main party was at Peking, Dr. Wilbur went northward to visit the interesting and important mission station at Kalgan.
Kalgan is one hundred and twenty miles to the northwest of Peking, and is reached by a Chinese government railroad, the first railroad built by a Chinese engineer.
- COMMUNIST CHINA: Peking is expanding its naval activity in the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea some 200 miles southeast of Hai-nan Island.
- 1972 February 20, President Richard Nixon, Nixon in China (The Film), Agana, Guam: Richard Nixon Presidential Library, 15:48 from the start:
- This is not a time for a long speech but, I would not want this opportunity to pass without saying just a word with regard to the significance of this moment. Some of you may recall that it was two and a half years ago that right here in Guam, I announced a new direction for American foreign policy based on the principles of self-reliance, self-respect- equal dignity for all nations, large and small throughout the world. And tomorrow, I will take off from Guam for Shanghai and Peking, the first President of the United States ever to visit China. Guam, I know it is said, is where the American day begins. And I would hope that all of you today would join me in this prayer, that with this trip to China, a new day may begin for the whole world. Thank you very much.
- 2010 December, John Pollock, A Foreign Devil in China, World Wide Publications, →ISBN, page 45:
- Back at Tsingkiangpu the Bells had a taste of the unsettled state of China in the years when warlords ruled provinces on behalf of the government in Peking but were virtually independent autocrats clinging to power until toppled by another.
Although more common in English as late as the 1980s, the Postal Map romanization Peking is now less common than pinyin Beijing in standard English and, although not obsolete, can feel dated or even historical.
- Peking in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
- Peking in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
|Inflection of Peking (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)|
|Possessive forms of Peking (type risti)|
Peking n (genitive Pekings)
- In German, Peking remains the vastly predominant form of the name in all contexts (except perhaps sinologist literature and the like).
- Beijing (rare)
|Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)|
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|Possessive forms of Peking|
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|1st person sing.||Pekingem||—|
|2nd person sing.||Pekinged||—|
|3rd person sing.||Pekingje||—|
|1st person plural||Pekingünk||—|
|2nd person plural||Pekingetek||—|
|3rd person plural||Pekingjük||—|
Pèking m (Cyrillic spelling Пѐкинг)
Peking ? (genitive Pekings)