Slow slicing (ling chi in Chinese), also translated as death by a thousand cuts, was a form of execution …

Slow slicing (ling chi in Chinese), also translated as death by a thousand cuts, was a form of execution used in China from roughly AD 900 until it was banned in 1905. The condemned person was tied to a wooden frame, usually in a public place, and killed by using a knife to methodically, slowly remove portions of the body over an extended period of time. Lingchi was reserved for crimes viewed as especially severe, such as treason and killing one’s parents.

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