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BOOK REVIEW

Committing Sinology

No understanding of the world today, and thus the art world today, is possible
without a good dose of Sin-

CHINESE HISTORY: A NEW MANUAL by Endymion Wilkinson. Published by Harvard University Asia Center, Massachusetts and London, 2012. Softcover, 1,124 pages. 

Sinology is the study of China, not the study of sin(or not exactly). As Wikipedia so concisely puts it, “Sino- is derived from Late Latin Sinae from the Greek Sinae from the Arabic Sin which in turn may derive from Qin, that is, the Qin dynasty (221–206 BCE),” hence…

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