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Sinology

[sahy-nol-uh-jee, si-]
noun
  1. the study of the language, literature, history, customs, etc., of China.
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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
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Historical Examples

  • 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

Sinology

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