Tuesday, Triads, A Historical Overview Talk by Jason Wordie with Dinner & Drinks
  • Date


  • Time

    19:30 - 22:00

  • Address

    Le Meridien Hotel -Cyberport Sunset Room, level 4

  • Price


  • Teacher / Host

    Jason Wordie

Min. number of participants to launch: 14

last day to register: 2018-01-30


A 45 minute talk given by Jason Wordie, a local Historian and Writer, followed by a four-course dinner with house wine, beer and soft drinks.

Triads- A Historical Overview

A thrilling, gory staple of the local film industry, few aspects of modern Hong Kong life are as heavily overlaid with myth and urban legend as the Tin Dei Hui 'Heaven and Earth Societies' – better known as the Triads. In this lecture we will explore exactly what a Triad is in contemporary Chinese society – and what it is not – and how the Triad Societies evolved in China from Ming loyalists in the early Manchu period onwards towards the Republican era and the present day. An illustrated detailed account will be given of Triad ritual and mythology, and some discussion will be made of their pervasive role in contemporary local life.

Jason is a well established local writer who conducts historical walks specifically for Hong Kong residents. He regularly lectures to clubs, associations and leading corporations on aspects of Hong Kong history, culture and society. He has written several books about Hong Kong and Macao and is a weekly contributor to the South China Morning Post.


Le Meridien four course dinner

Shrimp and Avocado Cocktail on iceburg lettuce with Lime Mayonnaise

Chicken Consomme, bone marrow and chopped chives

followed by your main choice of

Zurich Veal, Potato Rosti and poached asparagus


Baked Salmon in Swiss Cheese with Horseradish Cream vegetable strudel

Sacher Torte with Raspberry Sauce


 Vegetarian Menu

Truffle and Potatoe salad frisee leaves with Balsamic reduction

Spicy carrot Bisque with a herbed bread stick

Baked Portobello Mushroom with garlic crushed sweet potatoes on creamed spinach leaves

Sacher Torte with Raspberry Sauce


Please advise us by 23 January your main course menu selection.