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orientalism

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noun, often capitalized ori·en·tal·ism \ˌȯr-ē-ˈen-tə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of orientalism

  1. 1 :  something (as a style or manner) associated with or characteristic of Asia or Asians

  2. 2 :  scholarship or learning in Asian subjects or languages

orientalist

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