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<p>English is particularly rich in both metonymic and metaphorical expressions making use of the concept heart to speak of emotional issues (Niemeier, 2000). It is not difficult to find a large number of Chinese linguistic expressions in terms of "心 (xin) (heart)" to refer to emotion or other concepts. In the present study, under the categorization of heart by Niemeier (2000), we took some examples of heart in Chinese and gave a comparison between the metonymy-based conceptual metaphors indoi:10.5539/hes.v6n4p131 fatcat:ya3zbmlpyvai7hubeqccde6c2e