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  Tong Wars: Fighting for Family Values in Butte, Montana
As established Tong organizations were drawn into the dispute, the two rival groups struggled for the allegiance and financial support of Butte's Chinese.
There is a story in a 1928 thesis by Ching Chao Wu, that the tong war erupted when a rival tong, the Bing Kung Tong tried to establish itself in Butte over the objections of the established Hip Sing Tong.
By 9 am, the whole country was in a Tong War.
www.maiwah.org /tong.htm   (1520 words)

 Tong war - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Tong wars were a series of feuds between gangs of Chinese immigrants in major U.S. cities (notably San Francisco and Los Angeles) between the 1850s and the 1920s.
The various Tongs of the time were involved in various organized crime activities.
Although Tongs have long either been affiliated with or simply been Chinese gangs (also known as Triads), it is not necessarily true that all members of a Tong are part of a gang.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tong_war   (191 words)

 Peace Corps Online | October 5, 2003 - Seattle Times: Thailand RPCV Collin Tong keeps his ideals alive
Collin Tong served in Thailand from 1968 to 1969 and was recently appointed to the board of the National Peace Corps Association, the organization of returned Peace Corps volunteers.
Tong was a quiet, well-behaved, A student in school, but early this year he found a louder voice.
Tong, who studied for the ministry before switching to journalism, says, "As a person of faith, I believe we are interconnected on this planet." His service in the Peace Corps deepened that conviction.
peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/467/2016554.html   (1045 words)

 Peace Corps Online | April 14, 2003 - Seattle Times: Thailand RPCV Collin Tong says US must meet its humanitarian ...
It is becoming increasingly apparent that the war has caused enormous human suffering for the most vulnerable of Iraq's 24 million civilians, half of whom are children.
This war sends a very different message and risks undoing much of the work to which the thousands of former Peace Corps volunteers have devoted years of their lives.
Tong is senior director of news and westside communications for Washington State University.
www.peacecorpsonline.org /messages/messages/2629/2013088.html   (1338 words)

 Organizing Crime in Chinatown
This historical study examines the violent conflict between the Hip Sing Tong and the On Leong Tong in New York City between 1904 and 1906 before the background of Chinese immigration and crime in the U.S. in the 19th and early 20th century.
A tong is not a criminal organization per se, but a natural means of obtaining and using mutually obligate bonds (guanxi) for both criminal and non-criminal purposes.
Those who have heard about the tong wars and thought of it as internal conflicts within a secluded immigrant subculture will be surprised to learn about the complex interplay of illicit and licit actors across ethnic lines.
www.organized-crime.de /revmci01.htm   (984 words)

 Blogging... Walk The Talk
It was only after World War II, when war and revolution had changed the dynamics of the Chinese networks throughout Asia, that it was Eu Yan Sang that carried the empire for Eu Tong Sen's descendants.
An interesting bit of trivia is that the statue that is supposed to represent John Osborn of the Winnipeg Grenadiers, the VC recipient, according again to the redoubtable Mr.
He was donated to the Hong Kong government by the family after the war when they sold the Eucliffe site, and he underwent a transformation to become Mr.
blog.walkthetalk.hk   (3181 words)

 Autobiography of William Tong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
All the commotion, the allarums and apprehension, the hopes and fears (consequent upon the vacillating policy of the Mother Country in reference to her colonial difficulties) which preceded that memorable struggle, are fresh in my memory.
This was one of three similar Companies which were organized under the supervision of the "Maryland Committee of Safety" for the purpose of resisting the depredations of Lord Dunmore's Fleet upon the parts contiguous to the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers and upon neighboring regions adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay.
I have taken much pleasure in copying for your keeping the brief autobiography of your Grandfather Tong, with a few closing remarks written by a friend as a memento for his children and his children's children to look upon after his departure from this world of sin, of care and of sorrow.
www.watchic.net /roots/tong   (2368 words)

 Tong - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
For the village in Yorkshire, England see Tong, Yorkshire.
Tong is the Cantonese transliteration of the Chinese character 堂, which is "Tang" (táng) in Mandarin.
It usually means a clandestine Chinese secret society (see Tong war).
www.open-encyclopedia.com /Tong   (56 words)

 TONG by Robert Grippo and Christopher Hoskins
They would fight many bitter Tong Wars during the time from the late 1890’s to the 1930’s.
His given “paper son” name upon arriving in the USA was Lee Duck, as word of his style of fighting spreads he is given the nickname “Mock Duck.” As his position grows in Chinatown he brings his father over from China but his father is bitterly opposed to his son’s life.
His father tried to teach him that with patience comes knowledge of things, what is good and what ultimately is bad, that a path taken in haste will leave behind a path of destruction and waste.
www.qcorplit.com /tong.html   (1239 words)

 Definition of goh chok tong
2: '''Ly Tong''' (born Le Van Tong), a [[Vietnamese-American]], was born in [[1950]]...
As a scholar, Rev. Tong reads widely and is well verse in theology, philo...
1: '''Tong''' is a [[village]] in the [[county]] of [[West Y...
www.wordiq.com /search/goh+chok+tong.html   (537 words)

 Sensitivity Issues
During World War II, while they and their families were incarcerated in War Relocation Authority concentration camps, a number of Japanese American young men resisted the draft as a protest against their unconstitutional imprisonment and as a protest against being assigned only to the Army, and only to segregated infantry combat units.
The word "tong" has come to have unfortunate connotations because of its association with the term "tong war," referring to armed conflicts between rival Chinese groups seeking to control illegal activities such as gambling, opium smoking, and prostitution.
"Tong" actually means "hall" or "parlor," in the sense of a society or association, and most Chinese tongs were men's fraternal or social organizations that existed to provide benevolent services to their members.
www.uidaho.edu /LS/AACC/SENSITIV.HTM   (1523 words)

 Friends With the Enemy/Soldier from S.F. sees gentler side of, finds charity amid World War II
To Tong, who grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown, it was a portrait of innocence in the face of widespread misery, and when Veterans Day rolls around every year, this is his indelible memory.
Tong looked up Sacco's name in an old address book he still had from the war and began to write him letters.
Tong said Sacco was overcome with emotion when he sent him the pictures several years ago and insisted that Tong come to visit.
www.andrys.com /fct1b.html   (861 words)

 Tong - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Tung also know as 'Tong' is the Cantonese transliteration of the Chinese character 堂, which is "Tang" (táng) in Mandarin.
Master Tong's Acupuncture: An Ancient Alternative Style in Modern Clinical Practice
The Hospitality and Leisure Architecture of Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /tong.htm   (164 words)

 The Hatchet Man (1932 b 74')   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
On their wedding day a tong war is declared.
A newspaper reports a crook was killed with a hatchet, and the tong returns to peace.
The council expels Wong from the tong for having lost their respect.
www.san.beck.org /MM/1932/HatchetMan.html   (440 words)

 Police approve China's first anti-war protests
Li, who helped establish one of China's only anti-Iraq war websites, said the group had sought permission for up to 1,000 demonstrators to march in Beijing's embassy district and protest for two hours in front of the US mission.
China opposes the war, but fears that anti-war demonstrations could spill over into widespread discontent against corruption, abuse of power and other social problems like growing unemployment.
China may be finding it increasingly difficult to justify its restrictive policies, especially in matters such as the war when its citizens merely want to reflect the government's position.
www.spacewar.com /2003-a/030329030414.5xk00l7d.html   (430 words)

 Opium Wars --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The first Opium War (1839–42) was between China and Britain, and the second Opium War (1856–60), also known as the “Arrow” War, or the Anglo-French War in China, was fought by Britain and France against China.
The term tong, meaning a hall, or meeting place, came to be used by the white population in the 1880s, usually to refer to the secret...
The war gained strength under President Ronald Reagan in the 1980s and was exported abroad.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9057210   (926 words)

 Is Jackson
Tong, author of the critically acclaimed book Elusive Innocence: Survival Guide for the Falsely Accused and a forensic consultant who has been hired by parents and attorneys in contested abuse and custody cases from 41 states, believes that Jackson’s legal strategy of attempting to paint his accusers as liars is troublesome.
Tong claims that ABC news has already reported Judge Melville will allow expert testimony for the prosecution probably regarding delayed memory recall trauma of the child accusers.
And the court has not yet ruled on whether past sexual child abuse accusations and Jackson’s propensity to be a hebephile will be admissible.
www.aimpress.com /neverland.htm   (351 words)

 Todd Matthews ++ Freelance Journalist
Even if the mainstream media had wanted to fairly investigate a connection between the killings and a tong rivalry, it simply could not because it had so firmly established itself as being a "tabloid" media; even any half-effort of investigation into such a rivalry would have been perceived as a joke.
A tong member is loyal to his tong and his fellow members are committed to keeping peace and harmony in the community." Indeed, tongs in the late-1970s and early-1980s weren't embattled in turf wars and struggles over gambling territories, as described in pop-culture books and movies.
In the 1920s and 1950s, some of the bloodiest tong wars on the West Coast were fought in Seattle's Chinatown.
www.wahmee.com /chapsix.html   (3389 words)

 Tiger Cafe
He was said to have willed most of his property to Tong, who made him richer through the years by making wise investments in real estate and funds....He kept his relationship with Tong secret for years, United Daily News said, to protect the latter's banking career.
Arnett to grant an interview with state-controlled Iraqi TV, especially at a time of war and it was wrong for him to discuss his personal observations and opinions,' NBC said in a statement.
Arnett told the Iraqi television that American war planners had underestimated the determination of Iraqi troops to fight U.S. and British troops and that the Pentagon seemed to be amending its original strategy.
rg.blogspot.com /2003_03_30_rg_archive.html   (7439 words)

 MercedSun-Star.com :: Merced News, Homes, Jobs, Cars and more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
If you stand perfectly still next to a building that was once a residence for miners, you can almost hear the shouts and bangs of the Tong war that took four lives more than 100 years ago.
And it's also hard to believe that a bloody Tong war was fought just outside of town, between the Sam Yap Tong and Yan Woo Tong.
The two warring Tongs agreed to fight in a meadow, and also agree that no guns were allowed.
www.mercedsun-star.com /life/story/10153910p-10972495c.html   (1325 words)

 Phoenix Road: Drayne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The destruction of most of Drayne's cities during its abortive war with the first wave of Vampire Fleets, and subsequent near defeat to the Tong of Kaasu, displaced most of the surviving population.
An escalating period of conventional warfare eventually led to a global war in -776, and the use of nuclear and biological weapons.
The northern continents are mostly divided by vast geographic distances, and the enormous suffering of Xiphos and Xenia's populations during the Tong War, which has resulted in either apathy or xenophobia.
www.panpub.com /traveller/phoenixroad/drayne.html   (3189 words)

 Tongs: Brotherhood of support changes with times   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Today, tongs continue to provide a job and cultural network for the Asian community, but their larger mission has changed.
While tongs have always had a helpful mission, originally they were involved in gambling, prostitution and other organized crime -- just as other new-immigrant groups relied on networking and sometimes criminal enterprise for survival.
Later, Hop Sing tong members were involved in the high-profile 1983 "Wah Mee Massacre" in which 13 people were gunned down in an after-hours gambling club, as well as in other violence in West Coast cities.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /local/tong05.shtml   (1112 words)

 The City of Ul Chalan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
As it was they faced each other for a frozen moment, the gun in Tong's hand ready to explode while his mind struggled to grasp the situation.
As Tong dropped, Gertrude dropped with him, using his body as a shield while she drew her forty five.
The real problem was courage; Tong possessed great physical courage, but the mystery they faced might be beyond the limits of his orthodox military mind.
www.pulpanddagger.com /pulpmag/wiz/city5.html   (1275 words)

 Kickboxer 3: the Art of War / Kickboxer 4: the Aggressor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Kickboxer 3: The Art of War - Together with his trainer Xian, Kickbox champion David Sloan arrives in Rio de Janeiro for a show fight.
David Sloan is framed by Tong Po for a murder he didn't commit and sent to prison.
While wasting in prison, David learns that his wife is kidnapped by Tong Po and held captive at his fortress in Mexico.
www.dvdgopher.co.uk /showprod.php?prodid=012236146599   (286 words)

 Traffic - John Denvir
In early 20th century San Francisco, the headline "Tong War" sent the same reactionary message that "Drive-By" conveyed eight decades later.
Not surprisingly, Chinatown's famous organization of businessmen, the Six Companies, attempted to enjoin screenings of The Tong Man, fearful of the racist content they had come to expect from early Hollywood: In fact, the film may be the first ever shown in a local courtroom.
At the height of the Vietnam War, he moved to Berkeley to enter law school and, eventually, to become a leader in the nation's highest-profile anti-War Movement.
www.usfca.edu /pj/ggls.htm   (1881 words)

 Tong war   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The various Tongs of the time were involved in activities similar to that of Mafia organized crime families.
While members of a Tong may be behind various Triads, many times other members of a Tong are members because the Triads insist that their business join the Tong-and pay the membership fee.
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www.worldhistory.com /wiki/T/Tong-war.htm   (228 words)

 SEGELFLIEGEN UND AUSFLUGS-TOUREN IN CHINA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Alle Fluggebühren werden Vorort und nach indivduellem Gebrauch in Da Tong be- und abgerechnet.
Leider können wir Ihnen zu diesem Zeitpunkt noch kein Geschäft, das westliche Lebensmittel anbietet in Da Tong empfehlen.
Da Tong liegt zwischen der der inneren und der äußeren chinesischen Mauer, nicht weit entfernt der Ruinen der äußeren Mauer.
members.ozemail.com.au /~softdawn/travel/deutsch.html   (2310 words)

 The Columnists.com has columns about entertainment, television, music, and screen classics
When one Tong leader decides a rival Tong boss needs to be assassinated, he calls in an expert in this special service--an "honorable hatchet man" from Sacramento.
At first, Wong (Robinson) refuses the job, but the Tong leaders make it clear to him that he's taken a "sacred oath" and if he refuses, well, he'll be chop suey.
For instance, when a Tong war begins, the Tong starting the war suddenly unrolls a giant dragon banner from the roof of its headquarters and calls everybody's attention to it with a clash of cymbals.
www.thecolumnists.com /miller/miller341.html   (926 words)

 Chinatown Tong Wars
McKlem continued: "I remember in the last of the Tong Wars there was a guy named Wong Quong, who was killed on January 6, 1926, in Ross Alley.
They were all from different Tongs, an we knew they'd been killed because of a war, but we could never figure out just who did it.
In spite of the difficulties posed by both the nature of Tong code and the veil of secrecy which hung over Chinatown during this period (to say nothing of the language barrier), Manion was able to bring the leaders of the Tongs together for a meeting which eventually resulted in a peace treaty.
www.sfmuseum.org /sfpd/sfpd4.html   (716 words)

 Article, Bridal and Wedding Directory, Bridal and Wedding Listings, Your One Stop Bridal Portal
When his nursing assistant Lo Sing informs him that a tong war in Chinatown has injured many people, Jason and Marjorie go to help.
Especially intriguing is Chinatown and the treatment of Chinese including specific prejudicial racial laws aimed at control of the Asian immigrant population.
The romance between the lead couple is charmingly presented even when the duo works as a team providing medical care to Chinese victims of the tong war and other racially motivated incidents.
www.searchbridal.com /article/article5.htm   (343 words)

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