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The Body Politic Metaphor in Discourse, Past and Present international symposium examines the metaphorical discourse on the body politic from multi-disciplinary perspectives

The body politic metaphor has a long history stretching from antiquity to the present, across cultures from Western Europe to East Asia. No wonder, then, the body politic metaphor has attracted scholarly attention not only from metaphor scholars but also from historians, political scientists, literary scholars and others.

The symposium will examine various aspects of the metaphorical discourse on the body politic from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The diachronic and cross-cultural approach to the body politic metaphor in this symposium aims to enhance our global understanding of a metaphorical dimension of contemporary political discourse.

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