OJML  Vol.5 No.5 , October 2015
A Study on Emotional Metaphors in Yellow Emperor
Author(s) Xiaoying Li1,2
The theoretical system of the medical classic Yellow Emperor reflects the cultural levels of the Warring States Period, and social history, and science and technology development long after the Qin and Han dynasty, and it also reflects the Chinese traditional mode of thinking. From the perspective of cognitive linguistics, study on the book Yellow Emperor’s emotional metaphor paradigm, cognitive mechanisms and meaning construction, it is found that emotional metaphor is a more general theory which explains the important thinking of physiology, pathology, therapy and health, etc., but it is also found that as long as it is related to disease and health, there will appear magical implication of emotional metaphors.

Cite this paper
Li, X. (2015) A Study on Emotional Metaphors in Yellow Emperor. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, 5, 475-480. doi: 10.4236/ojml.2015.55042.
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