Metaphor and Metonymy in Chinese and American Political Cartoons
This event will be the next part of a thematic lecture series called Figurative Language Across Cultures. Title of the talk: Metaphor and Metonymy in Chinese and American Political Cartoons (2018-2019) about the Sino-US Trade Conflict
Political cartoons make meaning by drawing on scenarios that must be immediately recognizable by their intended audience. Crucial meaning-making mechanisms in these scenarios are verbo-visual ensembles of metaphors and metonymies. In this paper we investigate 69 Chinese and 60 American political cartoons published in 2018 and 2019 that pertain to the two nations’ trade conflict.
By examining the cross-cultural similarities and differences between metaphors and metonymies, we chart how Chinese and American cartoonists portray this trade conflict. We end by showing how a complete interpretation of a cartoon can, and should, be enriched with insights provided by other analytical instruments besides metaphor and metonymy.
Time and place: 23rd of March 2021, 18:00‒19:00 (CET); MS Teams platform
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Cover image: Financial Times