A notorious figure of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), Qin Hui is still courting controversy hundreds of years after his death. He is known for his part in the execution of national hero General Yue Fei, but now it is his statue at the Jiangning Museum of Nanjing that has divided public opinion. Unveiled earlier this year, it shows Qin Hui and his wife in a sitting position. Many argue the statue should show the former chancellor kneeling because he was a traitor to his country. Others argue even sinners should not be deprived of basic human rights.
The statue of Qin Hui kneeling
The statute of Qin Hui sitting