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25 Western Depictions of Crime and Punishment during Qing Dinasty

This collection of 51 images on crime and punishment in late Imperial China is gleaned from the 19th century Westerners’ China travelogues at the George Peabody Library.

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The Eighteen layers of Chinese Hell

Diyu, 地獄, the Traditional Chinese Hell, based on Buddhism concept of Naraka, is an underground maze with various levels and chambers, where souls are taken after death to atone for the sins they committed when they were alive.

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