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 (sī′nə-fī′, sĭn′ə-)
tr.v. Si·ni·fied, Si·ni·fy·ing, Si·ni·fies
To Sinicize.

[Late Latin Sīnae, the Chinese; see Sino- + -fy.]

Si′ni·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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In prior centuries when Jesuit and Protestant missionaries had entered China, the Chinese eschewed the adoption of Christianity while accepting the Western science that the Jesuits offered, and the only way the Jesuits could interact more successfully than other missionaries was to become Sinified in customs, manners and dress.
Also, it will specifically address how folklore studies in China were Sinified from the beginning of the movement in order to serve literary purposes.
Other approaches to the literary context of the Talks include, for example, Fairbank's China: A New History in which he takes the Talks as part of Mao's signification of Marxism and that can be viewed as a two-part enterprise: when he Sinified his Marxism, Mao masked it with an orthodox terminology.
Mythographical dissemination was further facilitated by the use of the freer luc bat (six-eight) verse form, which Eric Henry defines as a 'deeply traditional and popular mode of expression (which) establishes an immediate link between even the most sinified of narratives and the vast world of ca dao, or Vietnamese rural folk poetry'.
In Manchu dynastic practice, the emperor displayed a sinified face to his Chinese subjects but, even so, he did not pretend either to them or to his non-Chinese subjects that he was himself Chinese.
For Holcombe, "Sinification" did not mean becoming "Chinese" (except within the borders of the Chinese empire itself), but it did help sire a new and uniquely "Sinified" Vietnamese state, which after its independence in AD 939 gradually absorbed Cham and Khmer and other populations and regions (Holcombe 2001, p.
Singapore is not located on the peripheries of China (unlike the so-called Greater Chinese societies of Taiwan or Hong Kong, or the sinified outskirts of Vietnam) or India (unlike many Indo-Chinese states).
In Li's case one can see that traditional thinking (i.e., the strands of Laozi and Zhuangzi, Confucius, Mencius, and sinified Buddhism) forms the fundamental structure of his writing.
a more Sinified group found throughout southwestern Yunnan, northern Burma, and into Thailand.
He emphasizes the Chinese revolutionary leader's encounter with and interpretation of Marxist-Leninist theory, and the relationship between his sinified Marxism and his political practice.
Inside China, Manchus have been Sinified. Mongols mostly no longer speak, read, or write Mongolian.