In ancient China, there was a form of execution called 腰斬;腰斩 (yāo zhǎn). Its name implies a person literally cut in half at the waist. It was reserved for only the most dangerous criminals, as many people did not die immediately after being cut.
In the Qing Dynasty, an official was caught embezzling money and was sentenced to waist cutting. However, he stayed alive long enough to write, using his blood, the Chinese character '慘' (horrible/brutal) 7 times before finally dying.
Hearing this story, Emperor Yongzheng was shocked and abolished the form of execution.
for more info on History politics and many other topics
make sure to once visit and subscribe our newsletter
hanselsapkota. substack .c o m
search it or link in thr bio