Gangs of Shanghai with Spencer Dodington
During the Heady Days of 1920s Shanghai,Chiang Kai-shek's control of the city was in the hands of two main groups: one was wealthy and the other criminal. Wealthy merchants and foreign capitalists supported Chiang's Kuomintang (KMT) with the understanding that there would be no reforms that threatened their business interests. Shanghai's crime organizations were dominated by two secret society groups called the Green Gang and the Red Gang. One of Shanghai's most notorious mob bosses, Green gangster Du Yuesheng, plotted the expansion of his vast empire from a villa in the French Concession. Once Du's headquarters, the 70-year-old French Concession villa – now the meticulously restored 5-star, boutique Mansion Hotel – will mark the start of Spencer's walk of this central section of the Concession. He will talk about the days when "Big Eared" Du presided over one of the worlds most sophisticated and powerful organized crime syndicates. Comfortable walking shoes and a camera are a must.
|Date:||Thursday, April 12|
|Time:||10am registration, tour begins at 10:15am|
|Venue:||Mansion Hotel lobby
82 Xin Le Lu (at Xiangyang Lu)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, April 10.
Under subject type: "Gangs" and include your membership number and mobile phone number. SEA cancellation policy applies after April 10. SEA Coordinator for this event is Elizabeth Patel, mobile: 138-1675-3371.