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
Guqin Performance
By Jiazhen Zhao

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
46 N. Los Robles Avenue 
Pasadena, CA 91101 

Saturday, July 20, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m.
1151 Oxford Avenue
San Marino, CA 91108 

Guqin is a Chinese musical instrument that can be traced back to the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). It is a 7-string Chinese zither. 

This concert will feature world-class guqin player Jiazhen Zhao. Master Zhao, a professor from Central Conservatory of China, has performed for audiences around the world including former President Barack Obama.

In 2008, China named Zhao as the official bearer of guqin music and culture.

Admission to concert at Pacific Asia Museumis free with museum admission. But you must register at Eventbrite.@

Admission to concert at Huntington Library requires a ticket.