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A punishment, decreed against interpreters, detected of willful misinterpretation January 3, 2013

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In the Saraswathi Mahal library, there were a few brilliant botanicals, naturalists’ renderings of animals, anatomical drawings, and an [aesthetically, if not morally] wonderful series of Physiognomic drawings by Charles Le Brun, showing the same man as a half-goat, half-pig, half-rat, etc.  And also, Les Punitions de Chinois.  I took down the caption for one, though I could not reproduce the accompanying diagram without a camera:

“A large piece of bamboo cane is placed behind his knees.  This is trampled upon by two men, one standing on each end, and who convey more or less pain as they approach or recede from, his person.”

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