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Cannibalism and the Chinese Body Politic: Hermeneutics and Violence in Cross-Cultural Perception




    One question that always stymies us–that is, why cannot people eat people?

    Zhu Yu

  1. Rumors of cannibalism began to circulate over the internet during the early
    months of last year (2001), typically accompanied by graphic photos of a Chinese
    man calmly chewing on what appears to be a dismembered human fetus (see Figure 1),
    together with sensational commentary along the lines of:



    What u are going to witness here is a fact, don’t get scared !” It’s
    Taiwan’s hottest food…” In Taiwan, dead babies or fetuses could be
    bought at $50 to $70 from hospitals to meet the high demand for grilled
    and barbecued babies … What a sad state of affairs!! (“Fetus”)

  2. These internet rumors began to achieve a modicum of legitimacy in
    mid-March, when
    the small Malaysian tabloid Warta Perdana fed a growing
    international controversy in reporting that a certain Taiwanese restaurant was
    serving a dish consisting of

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Learn about Body Politic, Our Values and Our Objectives

Emma-Jane Greig

Founder & Company Director

After graduating with BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Manchester, Emma-Jane founded professional hip hop theatre company, Body Politic.

As Artistic Director, Emma-Jane Greig works collaboratively with creatives to approach taboo socio-politic subject matter with an authentic flair for integrating narrative with Hip Hop movement. Emma-Jane and Body Politic as a result have been selected by Oxford Dance Forum (ODF) for their 3-year producer support programme, to receive in-kind support to galvanize national partnerships. Alongside, this Emma-Jane was also selected to become an associates artist at Swindon Dance (2020-2022), the only regional dance agency to house an Urban CAT scheme for aspiring young Hip Hop artists.

In 2019, Body Politic’s first full-length Hip Hop theatre work ‘Father Figurine’ embarked on a National tour, touring to 10 venues across the UK including Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, Theatre Royal in Norwich and the

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Body Politic (magazine) | LGBT Info

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The Body Politic (Issue 1, Nov-Dec 1971, Toronto)
Categories LGBT
Frequency monthly
Publisher Pink Triangle Press
First issue November 1, 1975
Final issue February 1987
Country Canada
Based In Toronto, Ontario
Language English

The Body Politic was a Canadian monthly magazine, which was published from 1971 to 1987.[1] It was one of Canada’s first significant gay publications, and played a prominent role in the development of the LGBT community in Canada.[1]

The magazine was first published on November 1, 1971 by an informal collective, operating out of the home of Glad Day Bookshop owner Jearld Moldenhauer.[2] Many members of the collective had been associated with the underground publication Guerilla, which had been relatively gay-friendly but alienated some of its LGBT contributors when it altered Moldenhauer’s article about the We Demand protest of August 28, 1971.[1] At a September meeting of the

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New Year’s resolution: Let’s exercise our body politic

The New Year is a time of reflection and renewal. We look back on the past year — or in this case, the past decade — and we make resolutions for the year ahead.

What if our collective New Year’s resolution this year was not your traditional “go to the gym more,” but, rather, exercising the whole body politic? What would that workout plan look like?

Democracy is like a muscle. The more we exercise it, the stronger it gets. The more people engage in civil society, the more representative, responsive, and productive our society becomes. Like healthy muscles, a healthy democracy tends to have benefits too — better civil rights protections, a stronger social safety net, and a legal system that works for the many, not just the few.

Having lived in parts of the world where civil society is weak, I appreciate the extraordinary power that ordinary people

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The Body Politic | 5 Minutes For Books

My review for this book was due last week, and when I realized I’d dropped the ball, I told the tour coordinator that I’d skim the book quickly and review it over the weekend. (Note: it’s the following Thursday as I type this) But I couldn’t. The book was too good to skim. Instead, I found myself reading more and more slowly, and putting it down to think about the characters, about what was happening and how their lives were evolving and developing. It’s a fantastic book–I was heavily invested in the characters and hated it to end.

The Body Politic deals with a lot of big issues–forgiveness, overcoming childhood traumas, the ups and downs of marriage, enduring friendships as people mature and change, our world and its politics–but what makes it sing is that fact that these issues surface the way they do in our own lives, through our

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Clubs: The body politic | Rotary International

From the April 2016 issue of The Rotarian

Rotary clubs are catnip to people running for public office: Rotarians are involved in their communities, civic-minded, and engaged in public improvement. Especially in an election year, clubs are likely to receive calls from candidates in search of a receptive audience.

How a club responds to these requests is completely up to the club itself. For many, it depends on experience with politicians and the preferences of the club officers. Rotary International requires only that clubs not endorse candidates or take sides on public issues.

But the role of politics in Rotary has been debated since the organization’s earliest years. At the 1916 Rotary Convention, R.B. Campbell of Wichita, Kan., opined on how involved clubs should be in political (“civic”) affairs: “I believe that politics should be brought into the meetings,” he said. “We are a business organization, and it is to

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The body politic – Idioms by The Free Dictionary

We shall constitute one-third and more of the ignorance and crime of the South, or one-third its intelligence and progress; we shall contribute one-third to the business and industrial prosperity of the South, or we shall prove a veritable body of death, stagnating, depressing, retarding every effort to advance the body politic.
But throughout creation Nature has confined the vital principle within a narrow space, in order to concentrate its power; and so it is with the body politic. I will illustrate this thought of mine by examples.
Whosoever has observed that sedate and clerical bird, the rook, may perhaps have noticed that when he wings his way homeward towards nightfall, in a sedate and clerical company, two rooks will suddenly detach themselves from the rest, will retrace their flight for some distance, and will there poise and linger; conveying to mere men the fancy that it is
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Body politic – Wikipedia

Cover of Hobbes’ Leviathan shows a body formed of multitudinous citizens, surmounted by a king’s head.[1]

The body politic is a medieval metaphor that likens a nation to a corporation[2] which had serious historical repercussions throughout recent history and therefore giving the Crown: “As a legal entity today the Crown as executive is regarded as a corporation sole or aggregate”,[3][4] a corporate entity.[5][6][7]Maitland argues that the Crown (as a legal term) is a convenient cover for ignorance and traces the legal term Crown as corporation sole originally from the 16th century and argues that it was both a political and legal ploy originally reserved for the monarch of the day with the combination of medieval Roman law amalgamated into the early medieval domain of early church property law.[8][9] The modern understanding of the concept means a body politic comprises all

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Body Politic

Photograph Source: srslyguys – CC BY 2.0

As the international community is consumed by the impact of Covid-19, there are signs of the impact of the pandemic on the body politic. There is change throughout the international community, particularly the decline of the influence and power of the United States; the fragmentation of the European Community; the weakening of the transatlantic system; the increased influence of China; and the dire impact on Third World countries and their refugee problems. At home, the Trump administration’s “destruction of the administrative state” has made the battle against the virus far more difficult.

The United States. A time that calls for global leadership and international assistance finds the United States rejecting international diplomacy and foreign aid in an “America First” policy that is doing great harm. Since the end of the Second World War, the United States has typically led the international community and

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body politic | Definition, History, & Facts

Ancient origins

The first recorded instance of the body politic metaphor appears in the Rigveda (c. 1500 bce), the oldest of the sacred books of Hinduism. There the South Asian caste system is explained by comparing the priesthood to the mouth, soldiers to the arms, shepherds to the thighs, and peasants to the feet of humankind.

A well-known ancient example of a bodily metaphor appears in “The Belly and the Members,” a fable attributed to the legendary Greek fabulist Aesop. In the fable, the other members of the body revolt against the belly, which they think is doing none of the work while getting all of the food. The hands, mouth, teeth, and legs initiate a strike, but after a few days they realize that they are weak and ailing. They thus learn that cooperation between all members of the body, including the invisible belly, is vital for

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