26 images of Torture punishments inflicted on adulteresses in ancient China

Table of Contents

During Imperial China adulterous woman, in some cases and the man "who led in temptation", were persecuted and tortured publicly

on

In ancient China, chastity was considered a very important virtue. Victim’s suffering and humiliation were important aspects of the Chinese tortures.


Chinese ancient society was based on a patriarchal model and men could have three or four concubines; wives had to remain faithful to the husband even in mourning. Adulterous woman, in some cases and the man “who led in temptation”, were persecuted and tortured publicly. Even women subjected to rape were found guilty and were therefore doomed to a series of punishments. During the Ming Dynasty the “guilty” of the crime of rape was considered a social evil, deserving of physical pain and guilty of having stained the spirit of disgrace. The men convicted of rape could also be sentenced to death. In the Qing Dynasty frivolous and flirty women risked torture.

Related: Chinese punishments images , Chinese hell , slow slicing depiction

Chinese torture in Qing society

Techniques used were numerous: some women had their eyes removed from orbital sockets and every single drop of blood pouring from the socket was then collected.  Others were tied to stakes and after being spanked, were carried around to suffer public humiliation and some were simultaneously hanged, beheaded, mutilated and eviscerated; others were flogged or beheaded; some couples were burned, buried or given as food to tigers, those who had been pregnant from their lover were tied up and then were deprived of the child by cutting the belly. Some men were cut in two, others became the target of countless arrows, some were tied and thrown off a cliff, or dragged from the carts in the dust.

Chinese tortures

Chinese tortures inflicted on adulteresses in ancient China: 26 images

Chinese tortures inflicted on adulteresses in ancient China: 26 images

Chinese tortures inflicted on adulteresses in ancient China: 26 images

Sources

Discovery.tom.com via torture cinesi [cinaoggi]

Topic: ancient Chinese torture methods, adultery in ancient China, ancient China images, chastity, China history, Chinese adultery punishment, Chinese traditions, gender discrimination, husband adultery in China, torture methods

Subscribe to China Underground and get Planet China

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Avatar
China Undergroundhttp://china-underground.com
China-underground is website about China and Chinese culture.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Search

2,058FansLike
1,163FollowersFollow
276SubscribersSubscribe
HD-Monocular-Day&Night-Vision-Dual-Focus-Telescope-Prism-Scope_Day&Night Vision Telescope

HD Monocular Day&Night Vision Dual Focus Telescope Prism Scope

Waterproof, the mirror is full of the high-purity nitrogen, waterproof and antifogging.super clear, the fully coated optics, meanwhile, guarantee superior light transmission and...
Xiaomi Mi 9 Global Version

Xiaomi Mi 9 Global Version 6GB

Throughout the history of smartphones, Snapdragon™ has been there as an engine powering the world's devices. CHECK PRICES Now, the Snapdragon™ 855 presents another leap forward...

Latest

Jimmy Sham attacked

Jimmy Sham, convenor of Hong Kong Civil Rights Human Front, attacked...

Within 24 hours after US House passing the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Jimmy Sham Tsz-kit, convenor of the Civil Human Rights...