Waist chop

archaic Chinese method of execution
(Redirected from Yu Hongtu)

Waist chop was an Imperial Chinese form of execution which required a big blade slicing the victim into 2 pieces on the waist.

A poet, Yu Hongtu was executed by this form in 1734 and he wrote 7 lines of the Chinese character cân (cruel,naughty) with his own blood before dying.

A Chinese prisoner is chopped in two by a man with a large blade