Definition of Sinicization in US English:

Sinicization

(British Sinicisation)

noun

  • See Sinicize

    • ‘Sinicization, of course, is not globalization, but China's opening up is an important part of globalization.’
    • ‘The effects of this Sinicization were much less intensive among the common people, who retained a large part of their pre-Han culture and language.’
    • ‘The idea of 'sinicization' was stressed: even though the Manchus started out as alien conquerors, they quickly adopted the Confucian norms of traditional Chinese government.’
    • ‘The introduction of Pedagogy and its Sinicization almost went hand in hand.’
    • ‘The means used was to patronize local rulers, draw them into relations of personal loyalty to the Emperor, and encourage their sinicization.’