20th Century Pirates

Lo Hon-cho

Lo Hon-cho

Name: Lo Hon-cho Alias: Hon-cho Lo Note:  Took command of 64 ships after her husband’s death in 1921 Note Two: During the late revolution Lo joined General Wong Min-Tong’s forces and was given the rank of Colonel Nationality: Chinese [East China] Years Active: 1920s Location: China’s Southern Coastline Know more: Gosse, Philip. 2012. The Pirates’ […]

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Lai Choi San

Lai Choi San

Name: Lai Choi San Also Known as: “the Queen of the Macao Pirates” Alias:  Lai Sho Sz’en Note: Commanded 12 ships Nationality: Chinese Years Active: 1922-1939 Location: South China Sea Know more: Hao, Zhidong. 2011. Macau History and Society. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. Karg, Barb, and Arjean Spaite. 2008. The Everything Pirates Book […]

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Cheng Chui Ping

Cheng Chui Ping

Name: Cheng Chui Ping (January 9, 1949 – April 24, 2014) Also known as: “Sister Ping” Note: Smuggling thousands of Chinese immigrants to the U.S. and Europe. Nationality: Chinese [The Fujian province] Years Active: 1970s-1990s Location: South China Sea Know more: Delgado, Grace. 2012. Making the Chinese Mexican Global Migration, Localism, and Exclusion in the U.S.-Mexico […]

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