Curious Chinese Hell
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donated by L. Savage
Curious Chinese Hell
From The Michigan Argus newspaper
of Friday 18 March, 1870, page 1,
"Variety of Hells.
The Chinese have a sufficiently varied and intense notion of
hell torments to nearly equal Rev. Jonathan Edwards' sermon
on "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." The
Phrenological Journal says that the place of suffering to
which wicked beings are doomed is generally called in
Chinese "earth's prison" -- that is, hell in English. It has ten
departments, also called "earth prisons," named according to
the mode of punishment employed in them. There is a
presiding judge, who decides in hades or the place into which
the wicked go just after death, in regard to the prison which
each is to enter. Flogging, bastinadoing, transportation,
banishment, and death are the five punishments which are
borne in this life; hell, hungry demons, and the state of
brutes, are three ways of suffering after death. The ten kings
of hell have each a hell in which to punish those who are
condemned to them:"
1.The hell in which are hills stuck full of knives.
2.The hell which has an iron boiler filled with
3.The hell of cold ice.
4.The hell of trees stuck full of swords.
5.The hell where men's tongues are plucked
out, as a punishment for the sins of the
6.The hell of poisoned serpents.
7.The hell of cutting and grinding to pieces.
8.The hell of sawing into pieces.
9.The hell with iron beds.
10.The hell of blackness and darkness.
Besides those above named there are many others. For
instance, those who killed pigs and dogs will be torn to
pieces by pigs and dogs."
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