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Sinology
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1. Terminological history

The terms “Sinology” and “Sinologist” first appeared in the early 19th century, denoting scholarly engagement with China or the Chinese world, which began in the context of the Jesuit mission in the 17th century (Jesuits; Mission). Deriving from the …

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Schmidt-Glintzer, Helwig, “Sinology”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027543>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208



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