Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of Chinese language, literature, or civilization.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun That branch of knowledge which deals with the Chinese language and connected subjects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That branch of systemized knowledge which treats of the Chinese, their language, literature, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the study of Chinese history and language and culture

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Examples

  • In Leyden Studies in Sinology, edited by W.L. Idema, 87 – 105.

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • 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.

    Travel

  • 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.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • 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.

    Science

  • 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.

    Interreligious Dialogue

  • 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.

    apophenia » Blog Archive » spectacle at Web2.0 Expo… from my perspective

  • 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.

    The Art of Individualism

  • 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

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • Gloria, like me, was trained in the multivalent pursuit that is known by the term ‘Sinology’.

    Worrying about China

  • 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.

    Worrying about China

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