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Definitions for sinology
saɪˈnɒl ə dʒi, sɪ-sinol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Sinologynoun

    the study of Chinese history and language and culture


  1. Sinologynoun

    The study of the history, language and culture of China


  1. sinology

    Sinology is the study of Chinese culture, history, language, and literature. It includes a broad range of subjects such as Chinese art, religion, politics, and social customs. This discipline is typically undertaken by scholars, referred to as Sinologists, in an academic or research setting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sinologynoun

    that branch of systemized knowledge which treats of the Chinese, their language, literature, etc

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. sinologie.]


  1. Sinology

    Sinology literally means the study of China and Chinese topics. Sinology may also refer more strictly to the study of classical language and literature, with a philological approach, perhaps in an American academic context. Its origin, says one recent survey, "may be traced to the examination which Chinese scholars made of their own civilization." In the context of area studies, the European and the American usages differ. In Europe, Sinology is usually known as Chinese Studies, whereas in the United States, Sinology is a subfield of Chinese Studies. The Australian scholar Geremie R. Barmé offers a "New Sinology," one which "emphasizes strong scholastic underpinnings in both the classical and modern Chinese language and studies, at the same time as encouraging an ecumenical attitude in relation to a rich variety of approaches and disciplines, whether they be mainly empirical or more theoretically inflected." A China watcher is a person who monitors current events and power struggles in the People's Republic of China.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Sinology

    the science treating of the language, literature, laws, and history of the Chinese.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinology in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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