Sinology

[ sahy-nol-uh-jee, si- ]
/ saɪˈnɒl ə dʒi, sɪ- /
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noun

the study of the language, literature, history, customs, etc., of China.

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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Examples from the Web for 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

Sinology

/ (saɪˈnɒlədʒɪ, sɪ-) /

noun

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

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