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See also: Táiběi



From the Hanyu Pinyin[1][2][3] romanization of Mandarin 臺北台北 (Táiběi).

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  1. Alternative form of Taipei (capital city) [from late 20th c.]
    • 1977, Jean Chesneaux, Françoise Le Barbier, Marie-Claire Bergère, Paul Auster, Lydia Davis, transl., China from the 1911 Revolution to Liberation[3], Pantheon Books, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 341:
      A reliable estimate was made that about 700 students had been seized in Taibei by March 13. Two hundred are said to have been seized in Keelung. Fifty are reported to have been killed at Matsuyama and thirty at Kokuto (suburbs of Taibei) on the night of March 9.
    • 1980, John R. Robertson, China from Manchu to Mao (1699-1976)[4], New York: Atheneum, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 138:
      Taiwan had been colonized by the Chinese in the seventeenth century, and won by the Japanese from China in the 1894-1895 war. The Japanese had done much to develop industry and agriculture on the island. Japan's defeat in World War II restored the island to China, as a separate province. Chiang now declared that Taiwan was still a province of China, and its capital, Taibei, was now the new capital of the nation. The circumstance that 99.7% of the nation's territory was controlled by Communist bandits was only temporary, he said, and he would soon recapture it from them.
    • 1980, Orville Schell, "Watch Out for the Foreign Guests!" China Encounters the West[5], New York: Pantheon Books, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 8:
      I remember lying awake in the wet winter rawness and the suffocating summer heat of Taibei, capital of Chiang Kai-shek's China, the one we were still welcome in, dreaming of the real China.
    • 2000, Wilkinson, Endymion, Chinese History: A New Manual[6], Rev. & enl. edition, Harvard University Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 901:
      Since then the authorities both in Beijing and in Taibei have made efforts to collect, to preserve, to organize, and to publish the documents on a scale which would have been unthinkable under the old regime.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Taibei.
  2. Alternative form of Taipei (former county) [from late 20th c.]
    • 1980 June, Chen, Yongping, “Delving into Taiwan's Past”, in China Reconstructs[7], volume XXIX, number 6, Beijing: China Welfare Institute, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 39, column 2:
      The Dapenkeng culture was so named after one of its sites was discovered in 1964 at Dapenkeng near the township of Bali, Taibei county by teachers and students of Taiwan University.
    • 1987, Gates, Hill, “Folk Religions, Old and New”, in Chinese Working-Class Lives: Getting By in Taiwan[8], Cornell University Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 187:
      I worked as a coal miner in Shiwufen, in Taibei County. It was an hour's walk from our house; there were no cars then, so I walked to work.
    • 2004, Simon, Scott, “From Hidden Kingdom to Rainbow Community: The Making of Gay and Lesbian Identity in Taiwan”, in David K. Jordan; Andrew D. Morris; Marc L. Moskowitz, editors, The Minor Arts of Daily Life: Popular Culture in Taiwan[9], Honolulu: University of Hawaiʻi Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 73:
      Although not all Taiwanese men are so inclined, there are ample opportunities for men to seek erotic pleasure outside of marriage in Taiwan. For mere visual pleasure, female strippers are sometimes part of the entertainment at rural temple fairs and even funerals, and scantily clad young women selling betel nuts adorn the highways from Taibei County to Pingdong.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Taibei.



  1. ^ Taipei, Pinyin Taibei, in Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ Wan-yao Chou (周婉窈) (2015), “Transliteration Tables”, in , Carole Plackitt, Tim Casey, transl., A New Illustrated History of Taiwan[1], Taipei: SMC Publishing, →ISBN, page 435: “Transliterations used in the text / Hanyu pinyin / Chinese characters or Japanese kanji [] T'aipei (Taihoku, Taipei) / Taibei / 臺北
  3. ^ Alka Acharya; G. P. Deshpande (December 2002), “A Taibei Diary”, in Economic and Political Weekly[2], volume 37, issue 49, Mumbai, →JSTOR, page 4904, column 1: “'Taibei' would be the mainland spelling. A part of the now not so new Pin-Yin mode of transliterating Chinese names and words.”

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Proper noun[edit]


  1. Alternative form of Taipei