Noun(1) the study of Chinese history and language and culture
(1) 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.(2) Some of these men have studied sinology at a German university.(3) His studies in sinology were set to bear fruit.(4) 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 .(5) He is one of the West's leading sinologists and a member of the Swedish Academy.(6) The Sinological Institutes in Leiden, Paris, Copenhagen and other European sinological centres have acquired a great number of gazetteers, from both traditional and modern times.(7) The new website will make efforts to promote an interlibrary loan system among sinological centers across Europe.(8) Translation was left to a few eccentric sinologists or missionaries, whose main concern after all was to save a few pagan souls.(9) As Sweden's most prominent sinologist , he has translated as many as 700 pieces of Chinese works into Swedish, most of them ancient classics.(10) Whether we like it or not, the large-scale digitization of pre-modern Chinese literature is rapidly reshaping sinological studies.(11) Herrou goes on to list the rules governing that existence, again citing various examples from the sinological literature and the ‘observances of Taoist life’, but gives few details on how the precepts are applied in the Wengong temple.(12) Unfortunately, the wisdom of sinologists does not have much practical use today.(13) Both Chinese and Western sinologists trained primarily in Chinese language and culture can learn from the Western tradition of visual analysis.
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