from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A custom or trait peculiar to the Chinese.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Chinese culture or custom
  • n. A Chinese word or phrase that has entered the English language

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Anything peculiar to the Chinese; esp., a Chinese peculiarity in manners or customs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Chinese manners, customs, and principles collectively.


From Sinic, Chinese, from Medieval Latin Sīnicus, from Late Latin Sīnae, the Chinese; see Sino-.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Sinic +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)


  • Pan-Sinicism is just as problematic as pan-Germanism.

    Ma on Cross Strait Relations

  • Alexander suggests that "anti-Sinicism" has played a much more active role in the turbulent events of the area than has been generally recognized.

    Short Reviews

  • Mophono's Halftone Society - Sinicism (Natural Self Remix) (2010, The Sinicism EP, Bastard Jazz)



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