Are there reported events of cannibalism in China?

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Are there reported events of cannibalism in China?

Answer:

China has had a long history of cannibalism within its culture. As in many other regions, it has been common for people to resort to cannibalism in China during famine, but there are many other cases that occurred merely for religious or traditional reasons. In antiquity, particularly during the Tang dynasty, it was common for executioners to eat the heart and liver of the people they killed and many doctors bought the remains to use for medicines. Cannibalism has also occurred in modern times, particularly in Wuxuan, Guangxi during the Cultural Revolution when villagers killed and ate people who were opposed to the Communist Party. Cannibalism has also been a common aspect of Chinese literature, and it was also normal for soldiers to eat part of their enemies after defeating them in battle.