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Chinese Triad Hierarchy

Rank  
Level
Other Names
Code #
Job Description
1
Shan Chu
Mountain Master, Mountain Lord, First Route Marshal, Dragon Head
489
Elected group leader
2
Fu Shan Chu 
Deputy Mountain Master, Assistant Mountain Lord
438
Deputy leader
2
Heung Chu
Incense Master
438
Triad rituals, ceremonies of initiation and promotion 
2
Sin Fung
Vanguard
438
Recruitment, organising and assisting ceremonies 
3
Hung Kwan
Red Poles
426
Originally military unit leaders, now, gang leaders commanding around fifty men.
3
Pak Tsz Sin
White Paper Fan
415
Administration officer, non-combat
3
Cho Hai
Straw Sandal
432
Triad messenger, liaison, organiser of meetings and gang fights
4
49 Chai
[ordinary members]
49
Foot soldiers, new recruits

Sources

Chu, Y. K. The Triads as Business. London: New York: Routledge, 2000.

DeVito, C. The Encyclopedia of International Organized Crime. New York: Facts on File, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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