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Death by a thousand cuts / Timothy Brook, Jérôme Bourgon, Gregory Blue.

Brook, Timothy, 1951-
Date
2008


About this work

Publication/Creation

Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008.

Physical 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.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-312) and index.

Languages

  • English


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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780674027732
  • 0674027736

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