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The triads as business

Yiu Kong Chu 1962-


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  • Title:
    The triads as business
  • Author: Yiu Kong Chu 1962-
  • Description: 1. Triads, business, and markets -- Pt. I. The triads. 2. Origins. 3. Organisation -- Pt. II. Legal markets. 4. Protection against extortionists. 5. Protection against competitors: traditional operations. 6. Protection against competitors: recent operations. 7. Dispute settlement -- Pt. III. Illegal markets. 8. Drug dealing. 9. Gambling. 10. Prostitution -- Pt. IV. International markets. 11. Drug trafficking. 12. Human smuggling -- Pt. V. Implications and reflections. 13. Are triads extortionists, entrepreneurs, or protectors? 14. International triad movement: emigration or reversion? 15. New directions in the study of triads -- Appendix 1. Data sources -- Appendix 2. The formation of the Tiandihui -- Appendix 3. The 14K -- Appendix 4. Translation of a triad expulsion order -- Appendix 5. The Big Circle Boys -- Appendix 6. An actress's experience with triads.
    There is no doubt that the triads have become recognized as a sophisticated and international criminal force and, following the handover of Hong Kong to China, there have been increasing fears that their influence will spread to the West through emigration. This book investigates the reality behind the myth with a study of the Hong Kong triads, generally regarded as the headquarters of triad societies throughout the world. Yiu Kong Chu examines their origins, their organized extortion from legitimate businesses large and small, and their more recent moves into illegal activities such as drug t
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Publisher: London : Routledge
  • Format: 1 online resource (184 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-134-69682-5;ISBN 1-280-33082-1;ISBN 0-203-03000-1;ISBN 0-203-17170-5
  • Subjects: Triads (Organized crime); Triads (Organized crime) -- China -- Hong Kong; Secret societies -- China -- Hong Kong; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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