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Death by a thousand cuts
AuthorBrook, Timothy, 1951-
Bourgon, Jérôme
Blue, Gregory
Pub. LocationCambridge, MAPublisherHarvard University Press
Date2008Phys. Desc.xi, 320 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
LocationDirector's OfficeCall NumberHV8699.C6 B76 2008
Death by a thousand cuts / Timothy Brook, Jérôme Bourgon, Gregory Blue.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-312) and index.
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.
Subject(s)Capital punishment--China--History
Torture--China--History
Rec. TypeBookLanguageEnglish
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #11160
ISBN9780674027732LCCN2007031346OCLC163593490