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The statue of Qin Hui's wife was touched so many times that the bronze surface on her breasts and face are shiny. [Photo/CFP]
Historical traitor's wife the scapegoat
When Qin Hui, a Chancellor of the Song Dynasty (960—1279 AD) committed treason and played a part in causing the death of Yue Fei, a patriotic general, he would never know that his wife would face the brunt of generations of hatred.
The statues of him and his wife, Lady Wang (right) in Bozhou city, East China's Anhui province, were depicted kneeling before Yue Fei's tomb, and have been cursed, spat on and urinated upon by young and old.
Visitors have expressed so much contempt for his wife that they have been unable to keep themselves from giving her bare breasts a rub every time they pass the statue. As a result of endless rubbing, her left breast is now more polished than the rest of the statue.