The China Society of Southern California

Fostering friendship, understanding and appreciation

between China and America since 1935


Upcoming Program

Lisa See will talk about her latest publication, THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN. It explores the complexities of female friendship and introduces readers to the remarkably strong and spirited female divers of Jeju Island. Booklist has called the novel, “A stupendous multigenerational family saga, See’s latest also provides an enthralling cultural anthropology highlighting the soon-to-be-lost, matriarchal haenyeo phenomenon and an engrossing history of violently tumultuous twentieth-century Korea… Stupendous…Mesmerizing.”


“The fierce free-diving women on the Korean island of Jeju are the subject of Lisa See’s mesmerizing new historical novel that celebrates women’s strengths—and the strength of their friendships.”—

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 social and check-in, 6:30 dinner, 7:30 program

Where: Golden Dragon Restaurant, 960 N. Broadway, Los Angeles Chinatown, California

Cost: $25 for a 7-course Chinese dinner. Payment accepted at the door, cash or personal check payable to China Society.

RSVP: email  or call Yvonne, 310-454-3621

Limited complimentary parking in the back of the restaurant or at a garage at the corner of Broadway and Bernard Street, $5 flat rate.