orientalism


ori·en·tal·ism

noun, often capitalized \ˌr-ē-ˈen-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of ORIENTALISM

1
:  something (as a style or manner) associated with or characteristic of Asia or Asians
2
:  scholarship or learning in Asian subjects or languages
ori·en·tal·ist \-tə-list\ noun or adjective often capitalized

First Known Use of ORIENTALISM

1769

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