Peking

[pee-king, pey-; Chinese bey-jing]
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Contemporary Examples of peking

  • Yiyi Chen, the Director of the Institute for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Peking University, is not convinced.

  • We love cold sesame noodles, and Peking Duck, burritos and fajitas—even fish tacos are now a comfort food.

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    September 6, 2010

  • Imperial Kitchen, a restaurant in Hong Kong, makes my favorite version: smoked Peking duck with camphor wood spices.

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    Susur Lee

    December 8, 2009

  • Peking duck transports me back to Hong Kong every time I make it, eat it, or smell it.

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    Susur Lee

    December 8, 2009

  • My first memories of Peking duck are at age 14 when I washed woks at a Peking duck restaurant in my hometown of Hong Kong.

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    December 8, 2009

Historical Examples of peking


British Dictionary definitions for peking

Peking

noun
  1. the former English name of Beijing
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Word Origin and History for peking

Peking

former transliteration of what is now (in the pinyin system) called Beijing. In the Wade-Giles system it was Peiping; this form Peking pre-dates Wade-Giles and was formed by the old British-run, Hong Kong-based Chinese postal system.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

peking in Culture

Peking

[(pee-king, pay-king)]

See Beijing.

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