Sinophile

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, a 17th–18th century German polymath who made significant contributions in many areas of physics, logic, history, librarianship, and studied numerous aspects of Chinese culture

A Sinophile (from sino- meaning "Chinese" [originating through Persian and Sanskrit from Late Latin Sinæ] and -philos meaning "loving" [from Greek ϕίλος])[1] is a person who demonstrates a strong interest and love for Chinese culture or its people.[2] It is also commonly used to describe those knowledgeable of Chinese history and culture (such as scholars and students), non-native Chinese language speakers, pro-Chinese politicians, and people perceived as having a strong interest in any of the above.

Typical interests of Sinophiles[edit]

Sinophiles[edit]

Albania[edit]

Australia[edit]

Canada[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

  • Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian President and economist whose foreign policies include socioeconomic cooperation with the People's Republic of China with regards to finance and industry, trade and resource development of both oil and hydroelectricity, and infrastructure.

Germany[edit]

Italy[edit]

  • Marco Polo (馬可·波羅), Venetian merchant and traveler; wrote about his travels in Yuan China and became an imperial official.
  • Matteo Ricci (利瑪竇 or 利玛窦), Jesuit priest who spent decades in the imperial court of the Ming.

Libya[edit]

Russia[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

  • Liam Bates, performer, television host and adventurer.

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

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