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 (sī′nə-fīl′, sĭn′ə-)
One who admires China, its people, or its culture.

Si′no·phil′i·a (-fĭl′ē-ə) n.


Someone who admires China, its culture, or its people.
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40) Guido Vitale, an Italian Sinophile interpreter, served at the Italian Legation beginning in the 1890s and took a great interest in all forms of folk writing and songs.
To call Cocozza a Sinophile would be an understatement.
As Kissinger, a committed Sinophile, points out: "That the Chinese Empire should tower over its geographical sphere was taken virtually as a law of nature, an expression of the Mandate of Heaven.
A perception that Australia might attempt to balance its international relationships by drawing closer to China was exacerbated by the election in November 2007 of a new government led by the Mandarin-speaking, self-professed Sinophile former diplomat Kevin Rudd.
We do not need, as sinophile Kevin Rudd resolutely believes, a boost in Asian language education, at least not for mercantile or strategic reasons.
Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a well-known Sinophile, has come under fire over his government's close ties with China.
Did Rob Cohen, a self-proclaimed Sinophile, get the cultural stuff right?
We didn't portray my mother as a crazy sinophile, nor did we portray my father as a whitewashed yappie.
A Sinophile no more, Pillsbury spoke of having been shocked by the Tiananmen killings in 1989 and appalled by anti-American sentiment among Chinese officials.
The best piece was commissioned by the darling of Sinophile art critics, Cai Guo-Qiang, in which Feng Shui expert Wang Qiheng explains in a pamphlet and in a video the problems of the Biennale buildings.
His position is quite unique in the history of ideas in Germany and, I believe, also in Europe, surpassing even Voltaire the sinophile.
1t was her own skill in composing two poems at once, one hidden in the other, which captured her audiences--from common people who could hear in her verse echoes of their folk poetry, proverbs, and village common sense, to Sinophile court mandarins who bantered with her in verse, who valued her poetic skills, and who offered her their protection.