According to Pai, Hodge was one of six pugs that were exhibited at the Botanic Dog Show in 1897.
Hodge was the great-grandson of a Pekingese that was crossed into pugs to “improve” the head and reduce inbreeding problems that were becoming more and more common in British pugs.
So pugs did receive some more blood from East. In addition to black pugs from China, they also received a bit of peke blood.
However, there probably wasn’t a lot of pekingese blood in pugs, for pugs are more closely related to Brussels griffons than they are to pekes.