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The punishment of the Bastinado

The punishment of the Bastinado

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The punishment of the Bastinado, It is described as by used for slight offences, such as neglecting to kneel before a mank of rank. The instrument of punishment used is a split bamboo. An officer of police is directing the punishment. Image taken from The Costume of China. Illustrated in forty-eight coloured engravings. Originally published in William Miller: London, 1805.

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