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Death by a Thousand Cuts

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In a public square in Beijing in 1904, multiple murderer Wang Weiqin was executed before a crowd of onlookers. He was among the last to suffer the extreme punishment known as lingchi. Called by Western observers death by a thousand cuts or death by slicing, this penalty was reserved for the very worst crimes in imperial China.

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Hardcover, 320 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Harvard University Press
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Helmut
Feb 26, 2013 Helmut rated it really liked it
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Der Tod der tausend Schnitte

Das Verhältnis zwischen China und Europa war immer schwankend. Zunächst geprägt von Unkenntnis, die sich in Mystifizierung äußerte, dann von Halbwissen, das im politisch aufgeheizten Weltklima des 19.Jh. zu Abgrenzungs- und Kolonialisierungszwecken mißbraucht wurde, und schließlich heute von fast ausschließlich wirtschaftlichen Betrachtungen, ist China trotzdem noch ein Geheimnis für viele Europäer. Ein Thema, das immer schon für Spannungen sorgte, war die unterschied
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A definite need to read for Western-oriented thinkers on this alternative (but not wrong) perspective of torture in China.
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