Death by a thousand cuts (Book, 2008) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Death by a thousand cuts Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Death by a thousand cuts

Author: Timothy Brook; Jérôme Bourgon; Gregory Blue
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"A unique interdisciplinary history, Death by a Thousand Cuts is the first book to explore the history, iconography, and legal contexts of Chinese tortures and executions from the tenth century until lingchi's abolition in 1905. The authors then turn their attention to an in-depth investigation of "oriental" tortures in the Western imagination. While early modern Europeans often depicted Chinese institutions as  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Named Person: Georges Bataille
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Brook; Jérôme Bourgon; Gregory Blue
ISBN: 9780674027732 0674027736
OCLC Number: 163593490
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 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The execution of Wang Weiqin --
The laws of punishment in late Imperial China --
The origins of lingchi and problems of its legitimacy --
Lingchi in the Ming Dynasty --
Tormenting the dead --
Chinese torture in the Western mind --
Misreading lingchi --
Georges Bataille's interpretation --
Lingering on.
Responsibility: Timothy Brook, Jérôme Bourgon, Gregory Blue.
More information:

Abstract:

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...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

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...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (3)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.