The China Society of Southern California

Fostering friendship, understanding and appreciation

between China and America since 1935


Upcoming Programs
Feng Shui

Master Alex Zi will give a talk on Feng Shui, a Chinese system that seeks to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment. Lecture will follow an 8-course Chinese dinner.

Monday, April 2, 2018 @ 6:30 p.m. in Los Angeles, Californiai

More detail on the Upcoming Program page.
Water Land and Rituals
Part of the Water and Land Ritual paintings, a set thirty six Chinese Mythological paintings from 1454
Dr. Phillip Bloom will give a talk on rituals in Buddhist art in the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

Dr. Phillip is the June Li and Simon K.C. Li curator of the Chinese Garden and Director of the Center for East Asian Garden Studies at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

Presentation will follow a Chinese dinner in Los Angeles, May 7, 2018. 

Stay tuned for more details on the program.
Community Events
Wu Bin: Ten Views of A Lingbi Stone

Exhibition on display at Los Angeles County Museum of Art through June 24, 2018

In ancient China strange and marvelous stones were valued for their beauty and as reflections of the hidden structures underlying the universe. For additional information go to

Susan Whitfield
Susan Whitfield
A Conversation with Susan Whitfield and Peter Sellars (May 20, 2018 @ 2:00 p.m.)

Silk, Slaves and Stupas: Culture in Motion on the Silk Road

In her book Silk, Slaves and Stupas: Material Culture of the Silk Road, author Susan Whitfield tells the stories of ten very different objects—a delicate pair of earrings, a hoard of Kushan coins, a Hellenistic glass bowl, among others—found along the ancient trading routes of Afro-Eurasia. In this afternoon program, Whitfield will be joined by renowned theater director Peter Sellars for a fascinating conversation about what these objects tell us about the diversity of peoples and cultures that traveled the Silk Road. Sellars’ own work has been informed by extensive travels in Dunhuang, China, where cave paintings and artifacts provide valuable insights into daily life in premodern China and the religions and languages of the Silk Road. A book signing follows the talk

Huntington Library, Rothenberg Hall. 
Free; reservations required:

or 1-800-838-3006.