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Cangue

Cangue the European name for the Chinese tcha, Kia or Kea, which is an instrument of punishment formerly used in China for petty criminals, similar as a portable pillory; consists of a heavy wooden collar enclosing the neck and arms.

The board of the cangue was not fixed to a base, and had to be carried around by the prisoner.

The word "cangue" or Cang, is French, from the Portuguese "canga," which means yoke, In contemporary Standard Mandarin Chinese it is called a 木枷 "mù jīa", or a 枷鎖 "jiā suǒ".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cangue

http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/Cangue

http://webspace.webring.com/people/lp/pillory/chinese.html

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