Historically, of course, Beijing was an eminently practical choice for capital. Before being named capital, it was called “Beiping”, which means “Northern peace”. As capital, its name, “Beijing”, means “Northern capital”, in contrast to the “Southern capital” of Nanjing.
Chinese Warfare in Retrospect is written by Han Li, who is a graduate from the University of London, Queen Mary (Senior Status LL.B) and the University of Toronto (B.A. Hons with Distinction). His interests include law, international relations and Chinese, Roman and Ancient Greek history. The Case of Nurhaci’s Demise (Part 1) By Han Li […]