I'm in the process of planning a story and I need a bit of help:
Setting: 1990s, in Hong Kong
Terms used for Googling: Chinese curses, Cantonese curses, Chinese cursed child, unlucky Chinese child, etc. (I keep getting political and human rights articles with the latter two. ~_~)
My question is, is there a Chinese word, phrase or curse (or even profanity) that basically means "cursed child" or anything that amounts to being called as an 'evil', inhuman, vile child/person? I'd prefer for the word/phrase/curse to have a mythological/supernatural source/bent, but if it doesn't, that's OK.
I have a female half-Chinese, half-Japanese character, who, when she was a child, about 9-10 years old, got very, very sick and the doctors can't cure her and she was dying. Her Japanese father saved her by performing a spell that let him take up her 'fate' to die and he dies in her stead and she gets well. Her Chinese mother, however, goes mad because of this (she loved her husband more than her daughter) and tries to kill her daughter. Basically, I was going to have her mother call her by the vilest, most hurtful words you could use on a child.
Thank you for your help!