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Sinology Line breaks: Sin|ology
Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈnɒlədʒi/

Definition of Sinology in English:


[mass noun]
The study of Chinese language, history, customs, and politics.
Example sentences
  • His studies in sinology were set to bear fruit.
  • Some of these men have studied sinology at a German university.
  • In December, 1814, a course in sinology was formally established in France, symbolizing the acceptance of sinology as an independent discipline within the Western academy.



Pronunciation: /sʌɪnəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/ /sɪnəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The new website will make efforts to promote an interlibrary loan system among sinological centers across Europe.
  • Whether we like it or not, the large-scale digitization of pre-modern Chinese literature is rapidly reshaping sinological studies.
  • The Sinological Institutes in Leiden, Paris, Copenhagen and other European sinological centres have acquired a great number of gazetteers, from both traditional and modern times.


Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈnɒlədʒɪst/
Example sentences
  • Translation was left to a few eccentric sinologists or missionaries, whose main concern after all was to save a few pagan souls.
  • Unfortunately, the wisdom of sinologists does not have much practical use today.
  • Both Chinese and Western sinologists trained primarily in Chinese language and culture can learn from the Western tradition of visual analysis.

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