Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (left) and Lena Headey play incestuous twins in Game of Thrones. Picture: Alamy Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (left) and Lena Headey play incestuous twins in Game of Thrones. Picture: Alamy
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (left) and Lena Headey play incestuous twins in Game of Thrones. Picture: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Unlike in Game of Thrones, incest was considered a crime in ancient China – unless it was between certain first cousins

Although the Chinese word for incest literally means ‘to bring disorder to normal human relationships’, there were instances when it occurred, some legally

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (left) and Lena Headey play incestuous twins in Game of Thrones. Picture: Alamy Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (left) and Lena Headey play incestuous twins in Game of Thrones. Picture: Alamy
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (left) and Lena Headey play incestuous twins in Game of Thrones. Picture: Alamy
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.