Please join the China Society for its 80th anniversary luncheon at the Empress Pavilion on November 21, 2015.
Location： Empress Pavilion
Address： 988 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Date： Saturday, November 21
Cost： $50/person（$20 are tax deductible）. Click here to purchase tickets.
Dr. William F. Hummel, Lecturer in Oriental History at USC and son of a missionary in China, and other Old China Hands who settled in Los Angeles realized that there was widespread ignorance about China. The roots of this ignorance ran deep in the conscience of the rank and file. Dr. Hummel felt there was a need to dispel bias and misinformation about China in America.Peter SooHoo, Dr. Hummel and then Vice-Consul T.S. Kiang, represented the Chinese Americans, Old China Hands and the Chinese government respectively formed a coalition. Together with the intellectuals from USC and other universities formed The China Society of Southern California in 1935 in Los Angeles Chinatown.
To celebrate its 80th Anniversary, The Society has a program featuring Clayton Dube, Executive Director of USC US-China Institute. Dube will investigate the coalition that Peter Soo Hoo and Dr. Hummel formed and its relationship to Los Angeles, China, and the changing times of the last eighty years.
The China Society of Southern California archive is gifted to USC East Asian Library. The Collection is now part of USC Digital Library that is accessible to the public.
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