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EtymologyEdit

Sino- (Chinese) +‎ -centrism

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌsɪnəʊˈsɛntɹɪzəm/, /ˌsaɪnəʊˈsɛntɹɪzəm/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌsɪnoʊˈsɛntɹɪzəm/, /ˌsaɪnoʊˈsɛntɹɪzəm/

NounEdit

Sinocentrism (uncountable)

  1. the belief, held by the ancient Chinese, that China was literally the center of the Earth
  2. the practice of viewing the world from a Chinese perspective, with an implied belief, either consciously or subconsciously, in the preeminence of Chinese culture
  3. Han chauvinism, ethnocentrism among the Han people of China

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