American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of Chinese language, literature, or civilization.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of knowledge which deals with the Chinese language and connected subjects.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. That branch of systemized knowledge which treats of the Chinese, their language, literature, etc.
- n. the study of Chinese history and language and culture
“In Leyden Studies in Sinology, edited by W.L. Idema, 87 – 105.”
“One thing is certain, in the fields of Sinology, map making, mission history, Sino-Western relations, linguistics, and Chinese history, among the first and most significant names conjured will be Matteo Ricci; his legacy in world history is enormous, even if too often overlooked or underappreciated.”
“Sinology in Europe is dominated by a core group of scholars, many of whom spent a considerable amount of time in China pre-reform (1978), and in my mind (and I am not alone) they are struggling to come to terms with a China after the Internet.”
“Then there are installations that are so laden with Chinese meaning that you almost need a degree in Sinology to figure them out — but once the meaning is clear, they are startling.”
“Note 21: Zhilong's manipulation of the Dutch is outlined in Leonard Blussé, "The VOC as Sorceror's Apprentice: Stereotypes and Social Engineering on the China Coast," in Leyden Studies in Sinology, ed.W. L. Idema (Leiden, 1981), 87 – 105. back”
“Gloria, like me, was trained in the multivalent pursuit that is known by the term ‘Sinology’.”
“A word frequently derided by those who are generally ignorant of its complex history and meanings, ‘Sinology’ is itself based on a Chinese-centric approach to intellectual activity.”
“Featured in this work are chapters on animal magnetism and magic, along with Sinology (Chinese studies).”
“Pound's Sinology is, as I remember, is heavily reliant in a History of China by the XVIIIc Jesuit missionary Joseph Marie Anne de Moyriac de Mailla, which in turn was heavily reliant on Ssu-ma Kuang's synoptic history with its notable Confucian slant.”
“He was interrupted by raucous laughter from Sinophiles in the press corps, one of whom shouted the correction, “Sinology.””
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