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Metaphor and Entertainment

A Corpus-Based Approach to Language in Chinese Online News

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Chong Han
    Pages 1-15
  3. Chong Han
    Pages 16-29
  4. Chong Han
    Pages 30-36
  5. Chong Han
    Pages 37-45
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 150-180

About this book


Metaphor and Entertainment presents the very first, large-scale exploration of metaphor in Chinese online entertainment news, one of the most vibrant and controversial news genres in contemporary China.


Metaphor Chinese entertainment news media China Chinese genre metaphor Online play

About the authors

Chong Han is Associate Lecturer in Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Her research interests are in the areas of Semantics, Discourse Analysis, Corpus Linguistics, Translation and Interpreting Studies.

Bibliographic information


“The content is accessible for students new to the field of corpus linguistics and metaphor: concepts are clearly defined and backed up with thought-provoking examples from the corpus data. The book is also relevant to established scholars in the field as it provides a novel and fascinating insight into the socio-cultural roots, and evolution, of traditional and contemporary metaphors in Chinese entertainment news writing. In sum, the book provides a valuable contribution to the field of corpus linguistics and metaphor.” (Shirley Anne Paul, Metaphor and the Social World, Vol. 6 (2), 2016)