Guidebook writer David Leffman is heading back to remote parts of Guizhou province on Tuesday, to pick up the trail of William Mesny – the British-born “Mercenary Mandarin” who became a general in the Chinese army.

But before he goes, he will be giving an illustrated talk about Mesny to the Royal Asiatic Society in the Centre for Visual Arts, Hong Kong. All welcome.

Date: Monday, 14th March, 2016
Time: 6:30pm Reception opens, 7.00 pm Lecture starts
Venue: Auditorium, L4, Centre for Visual Arts, 7A Kennedy Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
Admission: RAS Members HK$100; Non-Members / Guests HK$150
Booking: Please email president (at) in advance to reserve your place and pay at the door.

More details in the pictures below. Come and meet David and get a signed copy of his new book!