Liu Jun-Lin at a funeral
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Professional mourning in Taiwan

Crying on command isn't easy, but Liu Jun-Lin is hired to do it every day, at funerals for people she never knew.

She's Taiwan's best-known professional mourner - a time-honoured tradition in her country that may be dying out.

Here she demonstrates one of the wails she uses at funerals.

Find out more about her role here.

  • 26 Feb 2013
  • From the section Video