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Death by a thousand cuts

Author: Timothy Brook; Gregory Blue; Jerome Bourgon
Publisher: Cambidge : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Beijing in 1904, multiple murderer Wang Weiqin became one of the last to suffer the extreme punishment known as lingchi, called by Western observers "death by a thousand cuts." This is the first  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Brook; Gregory Blue; Jerome Bourgon
ISBN: 9780674027732 0674027736
OCLC Number: 929668138
Awards: Winner of Wallace K. Ferguson Prize 2009
Commended for PROSE Awards 2008
Nominated for John K. Fairbank Prize in East Asian History 2008
Nominated for David H. Pinkney Prize 2008
Nominated for Joseph Levenson Book Prize 2010
Description: XI, 320 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments 1. The Execution of Wang Weiqin 2. The Laws of Punishment in Late-Imperial China 3. The Origins and Legitimacy Problems of Lingchi 4. Lingchi in the Ming Dynasty 5. Tormenting the Dead 6. Chinese Torture in the Western Mind 7. Qing Executions and European Supplices 8. Georges Bataille and the Supplice Chinois 9. Retrospective Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Timothy Brook, Jerome Bourgon, Gregory Blue.

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An ambitious, important book that will stimulate wide reflection. The authors explore the most infamous of Chinese tortures, tracing the ways in which the concept of 'death by a thousand cuts' took Read more...

 
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