Orientalism meaning

ôr'ē-ĕn'tl-ĭz'əm
The study of Eastern culture.
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A quality, mannerism, or custom specific to or characteristic of the Orient.
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Orientalism is knowledge or customs specific to Asian culture, people or language.

An example of Orientalism is Japantown in San Francisco.

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Any trait, quality, mannerism, etc. usually associated with people of the East.
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The adoption by Western artists of decorative elements evoking Asian or North African cultures.
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A viewpoint, as ascribed to some in the West, in which Asia or specif. the Arabic Middle East is seen variously as exotic, mysterious, irrational, etc.
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In the figurative arts, the tendency to represent eastern subjects, to assume stylistical characteristics original of the East.
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Scholarly study of Asian cultures and languages, especially by Westerners.
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Origin of orientalism

  • From French orientalisme, from oriental (“eastern, Oriental").
    From Wiktionary