The China Society of Southern California

Fostering friendship, understanding and appreciation

between China and America since 1935


Upcoming Program
We concluded our 2018-2019 season with a book talk by widely acclaimed author, Lisa See, June 11, 2019. We will start our next season October 2019. Stay tuned for announcement of programs. 

We aim to have monthly speaker programs of various topics related to things China and Chinese.
Here are photos of our June 11, 2019, program with Lisa See.

The Island of Sea Women is a historical fiction about  female divers of Jeju Island of South Korea. It is a matriarchal society. Some of the active divers are in their 80s and 90s. The youngest is believed to be in her 50s. In about fifteen years, this culture will likely vanish as the divers die off or retire.
Community Events
The Allure of Matter:
Material Art from China

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90036 
Now through Jnauary 5, 2020

Some of the most influential Chinese contemporary artists today are featured in this exhibition, i cluding Xu Bing, Cai Guo-Qiang, Li  Tianmiao, and Ai Weiwei.

This exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue co-authored by the exhibition's curators, Wu Hung, Harry A. Vanderstappen, Orianna Cacchion.