sinology


si·nol·o·gy

noun, often capitalized \sī-ˈnä-lə-jē, sə-\

Definition of SINOLOGY

:  the study of the Chinese and especially their language, literature, history, and culture
si·no·log·i·cal \ˌsī-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌsi-\ adjective often capitalized
si·nol·o·gist \sī-ˈnä-lə-jist, sə-\ noun often capitalized

Origin of SINOLOGY

probably from French sinologie, from sino- + -logie -logy
First Known Use: circa 1882

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