Saturday, January 23, 2010

From Sigh to Naked City to Leng T'che

Slow slicing or the slow process, the lingering death, or death by a thousand cuts, was a form of execution used in China from roughly AD 900 until its abolition in 1905. In this form of execution, the condemned person was killed by using a knife to methodically remove portions of the body over an extended period of time. The term língchí derives from a classical description of ascending a mountain slowly.

Lingchi was reserved for crimes viewed as especially severe, such as treason and killing one's parents. The process involved tying the person to be executed to a wooden frame, usually in a public place. The flesh was then cut from the body in multiple slices in a process that was not specified in detail in Chinese law and therefore most likely varied. In later times, opium was sometimes administered either as an act of mercy or as a way of preventing fainting. The punishment worked on three levels: as a form of public humiliation, as a slow and lingering death, and as a punishment after death.

Thank you procrastination


Dementor said...

public humiliation?

lingtche executioneer: okaayyyy... where will I start? hmm... the knee of course! I shall cut off the knee... Good. Now Liu, hold still, this might hurt a bit...

Liu : Nevermind the pain! I am so humiliated! Oh the shame! What will my dear mother say?!

Karl Hungus said...

Liu: Oh wait... I killed her.

Dementor said...
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Dementor said...

I'm not certain, but the association of SEX and LINGTCHI seems wrong to me.
Is that what drives China's mojo? Lingering death?
I thought it was a japanese thing to get excited over disturbing stuff.
Oh wait, the japanese version of the Lingtchi is the Death by a 1000 papercuts.

Barbarosa said...

Papercuts courtesy of an origami scalpel

Dementor said...


Dementor said...

Again, I dont remember this.

Again, it was to General You this message was adressed.
Sorry General You, its not I don't like you, its I feels better when General You is not around.

Dementor said...

Besides, its means nothing.

"you are none"

it means nothing.