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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chinese Torture Chamber 满清十大酷刑

I have just finished watching the TVB drama named [The Life and Times of a Sentinel] (紫禁惊雷) yesterday. Quite a nice drama although I got bored at the beginning but once you know why things happened such way then it started to be quite exciting and interesting.

Wanna read about its synopsis please visit HERE.

I'm not here to share about this drama. I'm here to share about the execution of punishment or penalty originated from ancient China. Why am I suddenly interested in those things? Because there's one scene in the drama where the prisoner was sentenced to death by a type of penalty called 凌迟 (ling chi). I always hear about it from drama but to be honest I have no idea on how it's performed.

I tried to search for info on the internet and found out it's such a cruel penalty! And I'll share ten of the penalties here. I'll ask little Peary to demo as well. XD

1. 凌迟 ling chi (Slicing)

To suffer the prisoner to the fullest, this is performed alive and it requires the prisoner to die only after being sliced with an exact numbers of slicing. It started from feet, and usually it requires 1000 slicing. This means that the prisoner has to be sliced for 1000 times before he/she is allowed to die. If the prisoner die before 1000 slices then the executor will be punished as well.


2. 梳洗 shu xi (Grooming)

This is not the usual grooming as the word means. This is a very harsh penalty where the prisoner will be treated with hot boiled water at first and then the human flesh will be combed down using an iron brush.


3. 剥皮 bo pi (Skin Peeling)

It's started from the spine, separate the skin from the muscle slowly with a knife. The terrible thing is that the prisoner will only die after one day. At first, it's executed after the prisoner is dead but it turns out to peel the skin alive after that. =.=


4. 俱五刑 ju wu xing (All Five Punishment)

Head, feet, hands, ears are cut off and the eyes are gouged out. Normally performed after the prisoner is dead.


5. 烹煮 peng zhu (Cooking)

The prisoner is placed in a big urn which is surrounded by red-hot charcoal. Basically it means to 'cook' the prisoner.


6. 车裂 che lie (Torn Into Five)

The prisoner's head and limbs are tied with ropes, and pulled by five horses towards five different directions, and torn the person into five sections.


7. 刖刑 yue xing (Cut Off The Feet)

Some people say that the parts below the knees are cut off, and some say to cut off the feet, and some say to cut the knee. The third saying is more reliable. In short, it's similar to amputation.


8. 宫刑 gong xing (Castration)

First, the penis is tied up with a rope so that the blood circulation is disturbed and the cells will die eventually. Then, the part is cut off with a knife. Then, ash is used to cover the wound and a feather is inserted into the urethra. A few days later, the feather is removed, and if the person is able to excrete urine out of his body, then it's a successful castration.


9. 腰斩 yao zhan (Waist Cutting)

The prisoner's waist is cut into two sections by an ax. Most of the main organs are located in the upper body, therefore the prisoner will not die immediately.


10. 缢首 yi shou (Hanging)

Chinese people's hanging uses a bow string to kill. The criminal's neck is set on the bow, and the executioner began to spin the bow. The criminal is getting less air and finally dead.


That's all the ten penalties originated from ancient China. And I'm really glad that those cruel penalties do not exist anymore except the hanging. At least it's not executed so often and easily nowadays.


P/S: Now only I realize I spent 5 hours and 30 minutes for this post. O.O
And all the info is from HERE. =)


  1. 你做么写这个post的时候,怎么都把自己放在这10大酷刑里?

  2. 因为梨子比较好画。哈哈。你也是笨到会响哦。

  3. 谢谢你的分享噢。我读到很有味道,从中了解不少!^^

  4. 在俱五刑那里,非常赫然发现,梨子原来有一对耳朵呢! 哈哈哈!平时都没有的耳朵~ LOL

  5. 梨子汤应该很清甜,哈哈!

  6. @Jerome: glad that you learn something! :P
    @dear Joan: I was thinking about the same thing while drawing too eh.
    @cocoeriley: ha ha you can try oh. :)

  7. 我已经结婚了好几年呀,但都面临着你孕症,失望透了,但不担忧因为我遇到了他,专属而且是很大型的捐款库中,医生能让顾客看那个府合,才开始下个计划,而且还能自由性选择宝宝性别呢。 那里的医生非常好,给非常多的意见和帮助。 真心推荐你们哦想有混血儿或双胞胎宝宝都不是问题哦 !加油各位! Biotex (彼奥泰珂斯)


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