The China Society of Southern California was founded in 1935 as a non-profit cultural organization and is the oldest Sino-American
organization of its kind in the United States. The records of the China Society consist primarily of correspondence, board
meeting minutes, the Bulletin of the China Society, and financial records. There are also materials surrounding events held
by both the China Society and neighboring organizations, foundation documents, articles and clippings, as well as certificates
The China Society of Southern California was founded in 1935 as a non-profit cultural organization. It is the oldest Sino-American
organization of its kind in the United States. The Society was initiated on May 8, 1935 by a group of Chinese and American
friends who met together at the home of Dr. Yi-Seng Kiang, the former Vice-Consul and Consul-General of the Republic of China.
Under its first President, Peter SooHoo, the China Society's first official meeting was held on June 6, 1935 at Soochow Café
in Los Angeles.
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