The China Society of Southern California

Fostering friendship, understanding and appreciation

between China and America since 1935


Upcoming Programs
November 6, 2017 @ 6:30 p.m. in Los Angeles, California

Screening of Shanghai Deco

A look at the art and lifestyle in 1930s Shanghai. This city of refugees became the birthplace of a short-lived but unique form of Art Deco that hybridized Chinese traditional forms with that of the prevailing style of art in Europe and America. Produced by Denise Richards.

Denise Richards is a graphic designer, documentary filmmaker, artist, and educator.


She holds a Masters' Degree in Instructional Design and has taught at several universities in the San Francisco Bay Area. A former flight attendant, she has traveled extensively, photographing life in other countries.

News and Events
Animation is Film Festival
October 20-22, Los angeles

In development for over a decade, Animation IS Film Festival will be presenting the English Language Version World Premiere of Xuan Liang & Chun Zhang's Big Fish and Begonia. Additional information on this film can be found here


The festival will be the weekend of Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22, 2017


Films will be screened at 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, California at the TCL Chinese Theatre 6 Multiplex on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Information on the full slate of films at Animation is Film, along with ticketing links and director bio's, can be found at the festival's website.

More details on the festival can be found in the
Community Calendar page.


Screening of Above the Drowing Sea

A screening of the film Above the Drowning Sea, the story of the dramatic escape of European Jews from Nazi-controlled Europe to Shanghai on the eve of World War Two. 


For more information go to Community Calendar.