Title: Baogong passes a lingchi sentence (ID: 195)
ANONYM Dingding dangdang pen’er gui 丁丁当当盆儿鬼 (« the Ghost of the Pot »), in XU, Zheng 徐征 et alii (eds), Quan Yuan qu 全元曲
HAYDEN, George A. Crime and Punishment in Medieval China : Three Judge Pao plays
Date_of_event: Song Dynasty (fictional)
Comment: This scene is a typical ending of a Chinese courtroom drama. The judge (here Baogong) announces with precise words how the culprits are to be executed, but the actual lingchi is not shown onstage. There is a touch of black humour as the two culprits tell about the way they disposed of the body their victim, in a way somewhat similar to lingchi.
Derniére modification le : 2005-11-15