Table of contents for Death by a thousand cuts / Timothy Brook, Jérôme Bourgon, Gregory Blue.

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1 The Execution of Wang Weiqin 1
2 The Laws of Punishment in Late Imperial China 35
3 The Origins of Lingchi and Problems of Its Legitimacy  68
4 Lingchi in the Ming Dynasty  97
5 Tormenting the Dead  122
6 Chinese Torture in the Western Mind  152
7 Misreading Lingchi 203
8 Georges Bataille's Interpretation  222
9 Lingering On  243
Notes 253
Bibliography 291
Index 313

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Capital punishment China