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[mass noun] The study of Chinese language, history, customs, and politics.
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘His studies in sinology were set to bear fruit.’
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