Executions in pre revolutionary china – part 2

The condemned man is standing on a pile of stones or planks. Each day one is removed. He can postpone death by standing on tiptoe but eventually he can no longer support his weight and he will suffocate.

 

After the revolution.

Public execution of a Qing Dynasty official after the Xinhai Revolution, c1911.

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