Guangzhou American Spaces

Guangzhou’s American Spaces consist of two venues—Lincoln Hall, and the American Center. The American Center offers business-speed, unfiltered access to information about U.S. foreign policy, society, culture, and values. The American Center assists both the general public and the Consulate’s high-level target audience with free reference and research services about the United States.

Lincoln Hall is the primary venue for the Public Affairs Section’s programming for larger audiences and evening events.  Both the Lincoln Hall and the American Center program a variety of lectures, film screenings, presentations, and panel discussions with an emphasis on American politics and government, economics and trade, foreign affairs, regional security, education, and culture.  It is the mission of our American Spaces to promote U.S. values and culture through the dissemination of reliable information and the provision of effective outreach services to the Guangzhou public.

To see the programming schedule for our American Spaces please visit us at:  Sina Weibo and Douban

You may also contact us by the following email and phone number: and 020-38145100

*Please note that the American Center does not answer or discuss visa questions. All visa inquires should be directed to the Visas page.

American Center Resources

The American Center maintains a book collection of over 500 volumes focused primarily on American studies. The American Center is constantly adding new titles to its collection. The book loaning service is available upon special request. Please contact our staff.

Online Catalog

The American Center has a growing collection of DVDs on a diverse range of topics related to the United States. Please check our DVD list if you want to view one or check out one.

The American Center subscribes to about 10 periodicals in paper, covering a wide range of subject areas.

American Center Services

Research & Reference

The American Center provides free research and reference services for Chinese officials, scholars, journalists, researchers, and professionals on various aspects of United States: international relations, especially Sino-U.S. economic and security relations, U.S. society, U.S. culture and history, and global issues. Users are encouraged to contact the American Center in advance to discuss their query with reference staff.


Our staff in American Center can provide general or subject-specific orientations on the resources and services of the American Center either to individuals or to groups of researchers and students. Please contact American Center to make appointments.

Internet Training

Our trained staff can show you the best search engines to use and web sites related to your subject interests. Advance appointment required. Please contact the American Center.