Definition of Sinologist in English:


Pronunciation /sɪˈnɒlədʒɪst//sʌɪˈnɒlədʒɪst/


  • See Sinology

    • ‘He is one of the West's leading sinologists and a member of the Swedish Academy.’
    • ‘As Sweden's most prominent sinologist, he has translated as many as 700 pieces of Chinese works into Swedish, most of them ancient classics.’
    • ‘Both Chinese and Western sinologists trained primarily in Chinese language and culture can learn from the Western tradition of visual analysis.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the wisdom of sinologists does not have much practical use today.’
    • ‘Translation was left to a few eccentric sinologists or missionaries, whose main concern after all was to save a few pagan souls.’