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Modern name: Beijing
|Altitude:||43.5 m (143 ft)|
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|State/Province:||Municipality of Beijing|
Peking, now usually pronounced and spelled Beijing, has been the capital of China for hundreds of years.
Modern name: Beijing
Battle of Peking 1860
- See China
- Beijing Wikipedia
- Virtual Beijing, a project which is part of a cluster of digital research platforms in urban history and development created by the Institut d'Asie Orientale (Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies). Includes Maps, Images and E Library. The main focus is on the period 1920s-1940s
Historical books online
- Peking and the overland route Published by Thos. Cook & Son 3rd edition 1917 Archive.org
- Cook’s Guide to Peking, North China, South Manchuria and Korea Published by Thos. Cook & Son 1924 Archive.org
- The Peking Who's Who 1922 Compiled by Alex. Ramsay. Archive.org
- The Memoirs of a Malayan Official by Victor Purcell 1965 Archive.org Lending Library. As a member of the Malayan Civil Service from 1921, he was soon after sent to Canton and Peking to study Chinese from page 101.
- Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French 2012. Archive.org Lending Library. A true story of a 1937 murder of a British schoolgirl.
- Midnight In Peking by Paul French. BBC Radio Reading audio May-June 2012. Archive.org
- Paul French on Midnight in Peking 2013 podcast by Radio Television Hong Kong on Archive.org. One way to listen online is to click on the "Source_url".
- Paul French is the author of many books on the "old" period in China, including The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking (2013) Sample pages Google Books and Bloody Saturday: Shanghai’s Darkest Day, published 2017 Sample pages Google Books. The day was Saturday, August 14, 1937, when the Japanese bombed the city.
- The Years That Were Fat. Peking: 1933- 1940 by George N Kates with photographs by Hedda Hammer Morrison 1952. Archive.org. 1967 reprint with better photographs and title The Years That Were Fat: The Last of Old China. Archive.org Books to Borrow/ Lending Library