gèn Mountain

Sounds same

gèn gèn (stubborn)

Different tone

gēn (heel)

< Previous gēn Next gèn >

Chinese Tortures

Chinese Tortures

Culture

China since early Imperial times has had a system of brutal punishments for crime. Torture was routinely used to extract a confession and there was no defence attorney to help you. For high treason a particularly gruesome and painful death was devised - death by a thousand cuts. Even today China uses the death penalty more frequently than the rest of the world put together.
Share this page Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

Chinasage is a new web resource, started in 2012, pages will be added, enhanced and re-formatted regularly. Please check back soon for updated information about China.

We would be most grateful if you can help improve this page. Please visit our (secure) contact page to leave any comment. Thanks.

Citation information: Chinasage, 'Chinese character gèn 艮 Mountain', , Web, http://www.chinasage.info/chars/ftrigram4.htm.

Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2018