Sinology

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

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Sinology

Si·no·log·i·cal [sahyn-l-oj-i-kuhl, sin-], /ˌsaɪn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌsɪn-/, adjective
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Example sentences 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 forms of Sinology

Sinological (ˌsaɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl, ˌsɪn-), adjectiveSinologist, nounSinologue (ˈsaɪnəˌlɒɡ), noun
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