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Sinology

[sahy-nol-uh-jee, si-] /saɪˈnɒl ə dʒi, sɪ-/
noun
1.
the study of the language, literature, history, customs, etc., of China.
Origin of Sinology
1880-1885
1880-85; Sino- + -logy; compare French, German sinologie
Related forms
Sinological
[sahyn-l-oj-i-kuh l, sin-] /ˌsaɪn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌsɪn-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The science of Sinology (systematic study of China through Chinese texts) has won its place among the archaeological disciplines.

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
British Dictionary definitions for Sinology

Sinology

/saɪˈnɒlədʒɪ; sɪ-/
noun
1.
the study of Chinese history, language, culture, etc
Derived Forms
Sinological (ˌsaɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; ˌsɪn-) adjective
Sinologist, noun
Sinologue (ˈsaɪnəˌlɒɡ) noun
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