CHP-173- The Tong Wars of New York Chinatown Part 3
Laszlo offers up the exciting conclusion to the 3-part series introducing the Tong Wars.
by Scott Seligman
TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE
On Leong Tong 安良堂 The Tong led by Tom Lee
Wanguo Jinyanhui huizhi 万国禁烟会会址 Meeting place of the International Opium Commission
weiji 危机 A crisis
Charlie Boston 李观长 One of the top guys in the On Leongs
Tom Lee 李希龄 Chinatown elder credited with the formation of the On Leong Tong and other NY Chinatown organizations
Hip Sing Tong 协勝堂 The rival of the On Leongs, led by (but not established by) Mock Duck.
Xinhai Revolution 辛亥革命 The event that toppled the Qing Dynasty in 1911.
Mock Duck 麦德 Top guy (but not the founder) of the Hip Sing Tong. Directed and took part in a lot of Chinatown violence
Chong Pon Sing The president of the Hip Sings, bumped off by the On Leongs
Yee Toy 余才 A Hip Sing soldier involved in a few of their most daring hits
Gin Gum Another high ranking On Leong and later right hand man to Tom Lee
Kim Lan Association 金兰公所 A part of the Chee Kung Tong (Hongmen) made up of mostly Hip Sings
Hongmen 洪门 A secret society formed in China during the Qing who pined to restore the good old days under the Chinese Ming dynasty (as opposed to despised Manchu Qing). It later inspired other similar secret societies and fraternal organizations
Fong Foo Leung the Hip Sing national president
Chin Jack Lem An On Leong whose defection to the Hip Sings sparked a Tong War
zhi baobuzhu huo 纸包不住火 An old Chinese saying that says “paper can’t wrap a fire”
Zhongguo Huiguan 中国会馆 The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association…
Lee Gee Min Officer for the On Leong’s
Wong Get 黄傑 A Hip Sing everyman…Used by reforming politicians to rat out the On Leongs and by his fellow Hip Sing tong brothers to make things difficult for the On Leongs.
Frank Moy head of the Chicago branch of the On Leong’s
Tung On Society 东安会馆 Another society made up mostly of seamen
Jiu Yi Ba 九一八 the Mukden Incident of September 18, 1931