|Course||English Language and Literature|
|Keywords||History of a Chinese Muslim metaphorical expressions the Conceptual Metaphor Theory love|
Jade King, a contemporary Chinese woman writer with great influence, and her novel History of a Chinese Muslim have exerted enduing influence at home and abroad. Meanwhile, there are lots of descriptions of conceptual metaphor about human beings, love and environment in History of a Chinese Muslim, and love plays an important role in the novel. Scholars have done much research on History of a Chinese Muslim and have made many achievements in this field. But they have rarely interpreted it from the perspective of linguistics. Thus, the author analyzes and discusses metaphorical expressions in the novel History of a Chinese Muslim, adopting the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) from the perspective of cognitive linguistics in order to extend the research areas of History of a Chinese Muslim and prove the universality of cognitive metaphor. Moreover, this thesis is also an attempt to apply foreign linguistic theories to the study of the Chinese language by taking Chinese literature as the research material, providing a reasonable paradigm of meaning interpretation for understanding the metaphors in Chinese language.