orientalism


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Orientalism \O`ri*en"tal*ism\, n. [Cf. F. orientalisme.]
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   1. Any system, doctrine, custom, expression, etc., peculiar
      to Oriental people.
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   2. Knowledge or use of Oriental languages, history,
      literature, etc. --London Quart. Rev.
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