sinology
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: probably from French sinologie, from sino- + -logie -logy Date: circa 1882 the study of the Chinese and especially their language, literature, history, and culture • sinological adjective, often capitalizedsinologist noun, often capitalized

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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