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Si·ni·cize

 (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.

sinicize

(ˈsaɪnɪˌsaɪz) or

sinicise

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

Sin•i•cize

(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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Part two shows how agents have been instrumental in sinicizing Christianity, especially by the ways in which they redefined a foreign religion and situated it in the Chinese context for local practice.
Sinicizing International Relations: Self Civilization, and Intellectual Politics in Subaltern East Asia.
It was due to the Sinicizing policies of Ming after the Mongols that the Arabic language declined and then finally diminished, but before dwindling it had left a long-lasting impact on Chinese Muslims' education and culture.
In this respect, Zhang Jian's comment shows how important Ding Xilin was in modernizing the Chinese theatre in the twentieth century : "His comedies can rightly be regarded as successful new forms born in the process of sinicizing the Ibsen type of social plays.
At its own core, Amid the Clouds and Mist revises Sinicizing stereotypes of the Ming [1368-1644] colonization of southwestern China to assert that the maintenance of ethnic distinctions, rather than Sinicization, was the dynastic priority.
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On the level of the imagination, the island causes new narrative territories to arise, from the imperial island of Alejo Carpentier's Reino de este mundo (The Kingdom of this World), to the neobaroque world of Lezama Lima or the sinicizing orientalism of Severo Sarduy.
As revised, corrected and extended in the late seventeenth century, the authorized version married a Trinh relation of the Restored Le era with what John Whitmore has argued was a Mac account of the earlier Le period which focused largely on the centralizing and sinicizing Le Thanh Tong reign (1460-97).
Accounts that assume continuity with the Le past, for example, always portray the nineteenth-century political elite as composed of officials drawn from a country-wide literati elite; yet all the biographical evidence reveals that, on the contrary, men from the central provinces around Hue dominated positions of real power and influence at court for over eighty years, despite Minhmang's sinicizing reforms of government.
Intent on rapidly sinicizing the Vietnamese, the Chinese attacked indigenous culture on a broad front and undertook a concerted educational effort, from the mid-1410s, to replace local variety with orthodox Neo-Confucianism.