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 (sī′nĭ-sīz′, sĭn′ĭ-)
tr.v. Si·ni·cized, Si·ni·ciz·ing, Si·ni·ciz·es
To make Chinese in character or to change or modify by Chinese influence.

Si′ni·ci·za′tion (-sĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈsaɪnɪˌsaɪz) or


vb (tr)
(Anthropology & Ethnology) to give a Chinese character to


(ˈsɪn əˌsaɪz)

v.t. -cized, -ciz•ing.
to make Chinese in character or bring under Chinese influence.
[1885–90; Sinic Chinese (< Medieval Latin Sīnicus < Medieval Greek Sīnikós= Late Greek Sîn(ai) the Chinese (see Sino-) + Greek -ikos -ic) + -ize]
Sin`i•ci•za′tion, n.
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Sino-Tibetan conflicts were reduced to episodes of an impoverished minority creating trouble, while the large majority--particularly the young Tibetans--would rather westernize or sinicize than return to their Tibetan roots and past.
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Texts like the Mingxiang ji also helped Sinicize Buddhism by blending situations and conditions familiar to the Chinese with the unfamiliarity of Buddhist belief and practice.
To help Sinicize China's minority lands, the government has used a strategy made up of five key components: cartographic alteration of ethnic-homeland boundaries; demographic flooding of non-Han cultures; historical revisionism to justify Chinese control; enforcement of cultural homogeneity to blur local identities; and political repression.
By strengthening cooperation through a free trade area, the three countries could form a common market and internationalize -- rather than Sinicize -- their business activities.
China has not sought to Sinicize non-Sinitic peoples -- Vietnam, Xinjiang, and Tibet being ambiguous exceptions.
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