|（1.School of Physical Education，Northeast Normal University，Changchun 130024，China;2.School of Physical Education，Jilin University，Changchun 130021，China)
Abstract: Manchu traditional sports culture is an important constituent part of Chinese traditional sports culture, but en-counters sports cultural symbol scattering confusion in the process of inheritance nowadays. Starting with Morris’ semiotic theory, by applying the method of unlimited symbol meaning expansion, the authors interpreted the connotations of Man-chu traditional sports culture from such 3 aspects as morphology, semantics and pragmatics. Under morphology, the au-thors divided Manchu traditional sports cultural symbols into such 4 aspects as image symbols, indicative symbols, sym-bolic symbols and metaphoric symbols; under semantics, the authors divided Manchu traditional sports cultural symbols into such 3 aspects as image layer, scenario layer and imagery layer; under pragmatics, studying Manchu traditional sports cultural symbols will have a positive impact and effect on people and society in modern times.
Key words: sports culture；traditional sports；semiotics；Manchu；Morris