Definition of Sinology in English:



mass noun
  • The study of Chinese language, history, customs, and politics.

    • ‘Though a man holding a puppet isn't often taken seriously, he also holds a wealth of knowledge on Chinese and Taiwanese culture, gleaned from years of research in sinology.’
    • ‘Some of these men have studied sinology at a German university.’
    • ‘In December, 1814, a course in sinology was formally established in France, symbolizing the acceptance of sinology as an independent discipline within the Western academy.’
    • ‘His studies in sinology were set to bear fruit.’