Death by a thousand cuts

The execution of Wang Weiqin -- The laws of punishment in late-imperial China -- The origins and legitimacy problems of lingchi -- Lingchi in the Ming Dynasty -- Tormenting the dead -- Chinese torture in the Western mind -- Qing executions and European supplices -- Georges Bataille and the supplicié...

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Main Author: Brook, Timothy (Author)
Other Authors: Bourgon, Jérôme; Blue, Gregory
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.] Harvard University Press 2008
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
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Summary:The execution of Wang Weiqin -- The laws of punishment in late-imperial China -- The origins and legitimacy problems of lingchi -- Lingchi in the Ming Dynasty -- Tormenting the dead -- Chinese torture in the Western mind -- Qing executions and European supplices -- Georges Bataille and the supplicié chinois -- Retrospective
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-312) and index
Physical Description:XI, 320 S. Ill. 25 cm
ISBN:0674027736
9780674027732