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#1 Ghost_of_Han

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 01:14 AM

I remeber when I was a kid (meaning like 5 or 6) I heard people talk about Chinese water torture, but then when I grew up I never heard anything about it again. Does anyone one have any good information of Chinese Water torture? And please give time periods if possible.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 01:42 AM

What I know is basic they pour tiny drops of water on your head while your tied down for a long period of time and it just drives you crazy.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 01:44 AM

I heard there was more then one way they did it.

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 02:15 AM

Perhaps I too only heard of it when I was little and thats what my dad told me back then not a very relieable source of info :P .

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 10:26 AM

I heard, that the person was tied down and a silk cloth put over their face. Drops of water are applied to the cloth, eventually the silk cloth becomes heavy and make breathing difficult...

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 12:09 PM

They did somthing like that in the "Five Deadly Vemons", when they were killing the Toad.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 08:50 PM

Actually the more I think about it, the less I believe it, I remeber reading the Art of War and it stating that there are 5 levels of physical punishment:

1. Your face would be tatooed with the word "Crimnal"
2. Cut off your nose
3. Cut off your feet
4. Castrated (losing your reproductive organs)
5. Death

I assume whipping is like number 1/2 or somthing cause I know that, happened, but I am begining to believe less in less that water tourture happened and if it did nothing that is tradional in Chinese History.

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 02:20 AM

i don't believe water torture is real. there is no way you can kill someone with water. water can go through stones, but only after hundreds or thousands of years.
灭六国者, 六国也, 非秦国也。族秦者,秦也,非天下也。

roughtly translated...

the six states destroyed the six states, not qin.
qin ruled qin, not the whole country.

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 02:26 AM

:unsure: dude, have you ever heard of drowning? Chinese water torture is another way of drowning.

And in Todays time, we cut car parts with water, so I wouldn't put anything out thw window just yet.

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 02:54 AM

drowning is different from water tourture, the story i heard is they pour drops of water on a person's head, and the water drops will go through the victim's head
灭六国者, 六国也, 非秦国也。族秦者,秦也,非天下也。

roughtly translated...

the six states destroyed the six states, not qin.
qin ruled qin, not the whole country.

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 08:30 AM

WHAT?!, I never heard that one, it surprises me that no one has any accounts for us on this.

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 12:35 PM

i thought water torture is putting a person in a jail cell filled with water and after a while the person's flesh would starting to rot.

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Posted 24 July 2004 - 03:21 PM

different people heard different stuff. :blink:
灭六国者, 六国也, 非秦国也。族秦者,秦也,非天下也。

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the six states destroyed the six states, not qin.
qin ruled qin, not the whole country.

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Posted 25 July 2004 - 10:27 AM

Which suggests one thing - that "Chinese water torture" is just a myth that has been much embellished in the retelling. I myself have never read about such a kind of torture in Chinese historical records.
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:41 PM

Actually the more I think about it, the less I believe it, I remeber reading the Art of War and it stating that there are 5 levels of physical punishment:

1. Your face would be tatooed with the word "Crimnal"
2. Cut off your nose
3. Cut off your feet
4. Castrated (losing your reproductive organs)
5. Death

I assume whipping is like number 1/2 or somthing cause I know that, happened, but I am begining to believe less in less that water tourture happened and if it did nothing that is tradional in Chinese History.

out of all those I choose death.




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