Oil on Canvas (35 x 58 inches) 2012, by Qing Xin

According to the Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren:

“This artwork portrays one of more than a hundred torture methods employed by the Chinese Communist Party in persecuting Falun Gong practitioners. It fully renders the uncompromising spirit of Falun Dafa practitioners who are adamant in upholding their belief in the universal principles.”

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5 Responses

  1. Damian Robin

    First time I saw this picture I thought it was a metaphor for the suffering of Falun Gong practitioners in China (and consequently for all Falun Gong practitioners until the persecution in China ends). But, as stated above, it’s a real torture.

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    Right, it’s unreal! Do people realize the worst spiritual persecution in history is taking place right now? Do people realize that the lines of sovereignty imagined are no excuse? It still baffles me.

  3. Damian Robin

    ‘ Do people realize that the lines of sovereignty imagined are no excuse? ‘

    You mean: the way governments know what’s going on with the CCP and Falun Gong in China but don’t want to intervene because of ideas of diplomatic boundaries?

    • Evan Mantyk

      Basically, though, I’m not thinking of any kind of formal intervention. I mean, how the media and populace here in the U.S. seem obsessed with something like the Zimmerman trial. I won’t weigh in with my opinion, but at the mere possibility of discrimination and one death and one trial by law, it seems like everyone has an opinion and is fully engaged. It seems idiotic, while rampant and blatant discrimination and deaths are going on in China. The thinking is that those are China’s own affairs to be dealt with by China or through proper diplomatic channels. In fact, when you look at modern trade with China, technology, travel, immigration, culture, the United Nations, then a Falun Gong practitioner in China is just as relevant as an African American in Florida. People are continuing to act with a Cold War sense of the world boundaries when in fact they have changed. Or to put it another way, if your next door neighbor, your business partner, your cousin commits a serious crime then you have a moral obligation to alter your relationship with that person, if not restrain that person yourself or report that person to the authorities.

  4. Damian Robin

    Determination under Persecution
    Painting by Qing Xin Oil on canvas 2011
    Gold Award at the 3rd International NTD Figure Painting Competition, 2011

    She has no will to die, be lost, depart.
    Her eyes aren’t fired with vengeance, hate, or rage
    but look at us with firm determined heart —
    her will’s built monumental, past her age.

    Uncaring officers grow rough and dull
    and bludgeon holy bodies till they fall.
    Their heads have thoughtlessness that makes them full
    and drop their thinking from the good of all.

    Jailers’ lives are buried in their jail.
    Alone, the torturer is tortured too.
    They fear all hell’s let loose if lock-ups fail
    and rack unreason to the bad they do.

    With whole house bricks they’ve chained her neck and wrists
    but fate will take their breath as karma twists.


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