[sahy-nol-uh-jee, si-]

Origin of Sinology

1880–85; Sino- + -logy; compare French, German sinologie
Related formsSi·no·log·i·cal [sahyn-l-oj-i-kuh l, sin-] /ˌsaɪn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌsɪn-/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sinology

Historical Examples of sinology

  • The science of Sinology (systematic study of China through Chinese texts) has won its place among the archaeological disciplines.

    Government in Republican China

    Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger

British Dictionary definitions for sinology


  1. the study of Chinese history, language, culture, etc
Derived FormsSinological (ˌsaɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl, ˌsɪn-), adjectiveSinologist, nounSinologue (ˈsaɪnəˌlɒɡ), noun
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